Petrobras’ president, José Sergio Gabrielli de Azevedo, will be among the honorees of the fourth edition of the Education Leadership Award, granted by the World Education and Development Fund (Worldfund), a non-governmental organization headquartered in New York and dedicated to supporting education projects in Latin American countries. The award will be delivered tonight, during a ceremony held for guests at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, in New York.
The Education Leadership Award is granted annually to executives of companies who stand out not only in the business segment, but also for their social and educational initiatives. In this edition, the president of NII Holdings, Steve Shindler, will also be honored. The honorees in the three previous editions were: Roger Agnelli, the president of Vale, and Jeffrey Immelt, the president of GE (2007); Claudio Gonzalez Laporte, president of Kimberly-Clark, of Mexico (2006), and Carlos Slim, president of Teléfonos de Mexico (2004).
Created in 2002, the Worldfund supports educational projects and initiatives for low-income children in Latin American countries. The resources the institution collects are allotted to schools in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela seeking to contribute to reducing poverty through education.
Investment in qualification within and outside of the company
The tribute is recognition of Petrobras’ historical commitment to education, whether via ongoing investments in human resource qualification for the industry or by supporting educational and professional qualification projects in the communities where it operates.
Petrobras University and the Research & Development Center (Cenpes) are the two pillars of the structure the Company has assembled to qualify, train, develop, and improve its workforce, in tune with the search for technological innovation and solutions to face the challenges of the oil industry.
Meanwhile, via programs such as the Petrobras Development & Citizenship, the Company invests continuously in education and professional qualification projects that seek to reduce inequality and to drive development at the communities where it is ed.
Also in New York, Petrobras’ president will hold a conference for investors and executives tomorrow, during a breakfast event promoted by the Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce. He will speak about the Company’s investment plans and oil and gas production expansion projects in Brazil and abroad, among other subjects. Immediately after the event, Gabrielli will grant a press conference.
AGENDA IN NEW YORK
June 9, 6 PM (7 PM in Brasília): Gathering with journalists before the Education Leadership Award ceremony, promoted by the Worldfund (www.worldfund.org), at the event’s site – Mandarin Oriental Hotel New York – 80 Columbus Circle.
June 10, 8 AM (9 AM in Brasília): Breakfast with investors held by the Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce (www.brazilcham.com) – Mandarin Oriental Hotel New York – 80 Columbus Circle (Mandarin Ballroom, 36th Floor).
June 10, 10 AM (11 AM in Brasília) – Press conference – Mandarin Oriental Hotel New York – 80 Columbus Circle (Lotus Suite, 36th Floor).