Pilgrim’s Pride, a company that operates chicken processing plants and prepared-foods facilities in 12 states, Puerto Rico and Mexico, has appointed Fabio Sandri as chief financial officer (CFO). He succeeds Gary Tucker, who has announced his retirement after eight years with the company, most recently as principal financial officer and chief accounting officer (CAO).
Sandri previously served as CFO of Estacio Participacoes, a private post-secondary educational institution in Brazil, a post he had held since April 2010. Prior to that, he spent nearly two years as the CFO of Imbra, a provider of dental services based in Sao Paolo, Brazil. From 2005 to 2008, Sandri served as strategy director and corporate controller for Braskem, a New York Stock Exchange-listed petrochemical company headquartered in Camacari, Brazil. He earned a MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a degree in electrical engineering from Escola Politecnica da Universidade de Sao Paulo.
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