Brazilian food company BRF SA has named Elcio Ito as chief financial officer replacing Lorival Luz, who had held the role on an interim capacity, according to a securities filing on Monday.
The board, which approved Ito’s appointment at a meeting on Aug. 31, also named Leonardo Dallorto as the company’s vice-president of integrated planning and hired Rubens Pereira as vice-president of strategy, management and innovation.
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Schumacher will replace Alan Jope, who announced his decision to retire last September, less than a year after a failed attempt by Unilever to buy GlaxoSmithKline’s consumer healthcare business and just months after activist investor Nelson Peltz joined the company’s board.
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