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Roberto Ardenghy

Roberto
Roberto Ardenghy

Chief Institutional Relations and Sustainability Executive Officer

Petrobras

Roberto Ardenghy is a Brazilian diplomat (on leave) and expert in oil and gas, energy and sustainbility.

Along his professional career, he held senior positions in the Brazilian Government at the Presidency of the Republic, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Justice, Development, Industry and Trade, the Federal Administration Secretariat. As a diplomat he worked at the Brazilian Embassies or Consulates in Washington DC, Buenos Aires, Houston and New York.

From 2002 to 2007 he worked as Chief of Staff, President of the Ethics Committee and Head of Downstream at the National Petroleum Agency – ANP and from 2007 to 2011 he served as Corporate Relations Manager at BG E&P Brasil, a British company oil & gas operator. During this period, he was a member of the Upstream Committee of the Brazilian Petroleum Institute (IBP) and Director of the American Chamber of Commerce of Rio de Janeiro - AmCham Rio.

He holds a B.A. in Law from the Federal University of Santa Maria and a masters degree in international Relations and Diplomacy, from the Diplomatic Academy of Rio Branco Institute. He completed post-graduation studies in Economics of Oil and Gas at COPPE Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Roberto Ardenghy taught International Law at the Candido Mendes School of Law and oil & gas regulation at the Brazilian Petroleum Institute and COPPE-Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

On January 2019 he was appointed Chief of Staff of the CEO at Petrobras, Brazilian major oil and gas producer. Later he joined the executive board of Petrobras as Institutional Relations and Sustainability chief officer with responsibilities to oversee Communications, Social Responsibility, Government Affairs, Climate Change, Safety, Health and Environment areas.

Ardenghy is currently member of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Rio de Janeiro (AmCham Rio), member of the Executive Committee of the Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce of New York, President of the Board of the Brazilian Petroleum Institute (IBP) and member of the Oil & Gas Business Council of the Federation of Industries of Rio de Janeiro (FIRJAN).

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