SAO PAULO, March 27 (Reuters) - Brazil’s government has selected Murilo Ferreira, the chief executive officer of miner Vale SA, to head the board of state-run Petroleo Brasileiro SA, according to a filing from the oil company on Friday.
The board will vote on the nomination at a shareholder’s meeting on April 29, the filing said. The Brazilian government is Petroleo Brasileiro’s controlling shareholder.
On Thursday Petrobras, as the state-run firm is better known, named Luciano Coutinho, the head of Brazil’s state development bank BNDES as its chairman until the next shareholder meeting.
Petrobras said in another filing that its board would not vote on its financial results at the April 29th meeting. (Reporting by Caroline Stauffer Editing by W Simon)