On Wednesday (16), the American oil company ExxonMobil announced a new name to assume the position of president of the company in Brazil. Juan Lessman will take the place of executive Carla Lacerda, who retires after 35 years at the company.
According to the company, the CEO has been an ExxonMobil employee for more than 22 years and has held leadership positions in the U.S. Recently, he had been appointed as a project executive for the Cod field, operated by Equinor, in which the company has a stake.
In a statement, Lessman highlighted the potential of the company's "valuable assets" in Brazil, which include not only oil and gas exploration and production businesses, but also chemicals.
Exxon has expanded its presence in Brazil, having leased concessions for oil and gas exploration in bids promoted by the country in recent years.