The BRF board of directors, in a July 20 meeting, approved the appointment of three vice presidents for the Brazil-based meat and poultry company.

Those positions, according to a notice to the market on the BRF website, include vice president of the Brazilian market, vice president of operations and vice president of institutional affairs, legal, and compliance.

Vice president of Brazilian market

Sidney Manzaro has been named vice president of the Brazilian market.

Manzaro returns to BRF, where he served in different key positions in the commercial department between 2005 and 2015.

Manzaro takes office, on August 13, in substitution of Alexandre Almeida, who will leave the company.

Manzaro graduated with a degree in business administration from Unisanta, and earned a post-graduate degree in marketing from ESPM and with specializations at Fundação Dom Cabral and Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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Manzaro is stepping down as chief executive officer of Grano Alimentos, where he served for the last two years.  

Vice president of operations

Effective August 1, Vinícius Guimarães Barbosa will join BRF as vice president of operations. The executive holds a bachelor’s degree in production engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, with MBA from IBMEC and specialization courses at Harvard, Stanford, MIT, and Kellog.

Barbosa developed his entire career at Anheuser-Busch InBev, where he served in several key positions in different subsidiaries. His latest role was as vice-president of logistics and supply for the North American Operation.

Vice president of institutional affairs, legal, and compliance

Bruno Ferla, currently serving as a consultant to BRF and heading its legal department, will take office on August 1 as vice-president of institutional affairs, legal, and compliance.

Ferla graduated with a law degree from the University of Sao Paulo and earned a post-graduate degree in business administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas.

Ferla stepped down as partner at Vella Pugliese Buosi e Guidoni Advogados. The executive was also a partner at Veirano Advogados and served in several key positions at Camargo Corrêa, Alpargatas, and Pinheiro Neto Advogados.