Chief Sustainability Officer
Rafael Chaves Santos has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of IBP and Chief Sustainability Officer of Petrobras, where he also previously held the position of Head of Strategy. Mr. Santos holds a Civil Engineering degree from the Universidade Estatual do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). He also obtained a master’s degree in Finance from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and a PhD in Economics from the Brazilian School of Economics and Finance of the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (EPGE-FGV).
He has extensive executive experience in the public and private sector. At Banco Central do Brasil, from 2002 to 2010, he contributed to the reform of the payment system and collaborated with the COPOM (Monetary Policy Committee). As an executive at Vale, based in Switzerland, he worked in institutional and investor relations and also structuring financial operations. Mr. Santos has been teaching economics at FGV since 2015.
Finally, he represented Petrobras as the Chairman of the Board of Transportadora Brasileira Gasoduto Bolívia-Brasil S.A. (TBG) and Transpetro; and he was a Board Member of a global investment fund, the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), based in London.