Meat, poultry and food company BRF, formerly known as Brasil Foods, has introduced a new global organizational structure.

According to an announcement made by the Brazil-based company on February 25, Alexandre Borges, current general manager Latam, was appointed to the position of chief financial and investor relations officer of BRF (vice president of Finance and Management) to replace Augusto Ribeiro Júnior, who is leaving the company.

In addition, the company’s Board of Directors approved a new organizational structure for its vice president (VP) areas, as the following: VP of Finance and Management, VP of Human Resources, VP of Marketing, Innovation & Quality, VP of Supply Chain; and legal VP and Corporate Relations.

The former vice president of Marketing & Innovation and VP of Quality, became integrated in order to connect the pillars of brand, quality and innovation. The area will be led by Rodrigo Vieira, former VP of Human Resorces. Arthur Tacla joins BRF´s team, leading the VP of Human Resources.


Brazil will now be managed by two general managerss, due to its importance and complexity. In replacement of Flavia Faugeres, who is also leaving the company, Rafael Ivanisk (Sales & Marketing) and Leonardo Almeida Byrro (planning & distribution) take on those roles.

In Europe and Eurasia, Colin Norton, current CEO of BRF Invicta, is appointed in replacement of Roberto Banfi. In Latin America, Jorge Luiz de Lima will take the role as general manager.

Finally, given its relevance and potential for growth, the Africa region has now the same autonomy and organizational structure of the other regions, and will be led by Olavo Hartveld Cunha.

The management of the company expressed appreciation to its outgoing officers, for their efforts and dedication which contributed to the development of BRF.