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Brazil’s JBS appoints O’Callaghan as new chairman

Brazil’s JBS appoints O’Callaghan as new chairman

SAO PAULO: The board of Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA elected Jeremiah O’Callaghan to the post of chairman, the company said on Friday in a securities filing.

O’Callaghan has been investor relations director for 10 years at JBS. He will replace Tarek Farahat, who will hold a position as ‘global advisor’ while still keeping a board seat at the company’s U.S. subsidiary Pilgrim’s Pride. Cledorvino Belini, former head of Fiat in Brazil, will become a JBS board member, the company said.