JBS Foods has named Maxim Medvedovsky as its new chief financial officer (CFO). As the CFO, Medvedovsky will report directly to Gilberto Tomazoni, chief executive officer of JBS Foods.

JBS Foods is the newest subsidiary of Brazil-based meat and poultry processor JBS SA. JBS Foods specializes in producing value-added poultry and pork products.

Medvedovsky brings to JBS Foods years of experience in corporate finance. He worked for 14 years at Oi Group of telecommunications, where he held several leadership positions such as chief administrative officer, chief customer officer and head of retail. He started his career in investment banking, where he worked for five years. He recently acted as global CFO of Magnesita, a Brazilian company devoted to mining, production and marketing of a broad range of refractory materials.

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"Maxim joins a team of professionals focused and committed to operational and financial excellence," Tomazoni said of Medvedovsk’s appointment

Medvedovsy is an electrical engineer who graduated from PUC-RJ and holds an MBA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and Fundação Dom Cabral.

Wesley Batista, global CEO of JBS, also welcomed the addition of Medvedovsky to the executive team, saying having him on staff “gives continuity to our strategy to constantly strengthen our team of executives and to the further professionalization of our company.”