Maria das Gracas Silva Foster Net Worth is$5 Million
Maria das Gracas Silva Foster Salary is$500 Thousand
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Birth Date: 1953/8/26
Birth Place: Caratinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Citizenship: Brazil
Education: Chemical Engineering (Bachelors degree), Economics (Masters in Business Administration)
Alma Mater: Fluminense Federal University, Fundação Getúlio Vargas
Occupation: Chief Executive Officer
Years Active: 1981–present
Employer: Petrobras
Influences: Dilma Rousseff
Predecessor: José Sérgio Gabrielli
Party: Workers' Party (Brazil)
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Spouse: Colin Foster
Children: 2
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Maria das Gracas Silva Foster (born 26 August 1953) is a Brazilian business executive and chemical engineer. She is known as the CEO of Petrobras-Petroleo Brasil, Brazil's state-controlled oil company, which is located in Rio de Janeiro. She is the first woman in the world to head a major oil-and-gas company. In April 2012, she was listed on the Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world. In August of the same year, she was recognized as the 20th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes Magazine.
In April 2007, Foster was honored by the Order of Rio Branco with the merit rank of Commander, presented by the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Brazil. The following year, she was name Executive of the Year by the Institute of Brazilian Finance Executives. In 2009, she was the recipient of the Tiradentes Medal, presented by the Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro. In 2011, she was made a Knight Commander of the Admiralty Order of Merit, and in 2012, she received the Medalha da Inconfidencia, the highest decoration conferred by the Government of the State of Minas Gerais, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the social, cultural and economic development of Minas Gerais and Brazil.
Maria das Gracas (nee Silva) Foster was born on 26 August 1953, in Caratinga, Minas Gerais in southeastern Brazil. By the time she was eight years old, Foster's family moved from Caratinga to a favela, also known as a shanty town community, outside of Rio de Janeiro. The area, known as Complexo do Alemao was extremely poverty stricken and ridden with crime. Overpopulation, drug trafficking, unsanitary conditions, malnutrition, pollution, and diseases, along with high mortality rates remain widespread in the poorer favela communities. The conditions in Complexo do Alemao necessitated consistent occupation and monitoring by Brazilian security forces.
Foster credits her success and motivation to excel to the support she has received from her mot

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From Favela to The Boardroom: The Inspiring Rags To Riches Story of Maria das Gracas Silva Foster

This is her inspiring rags to riches story. Maria das Gracas Silva Foster was born on August 26, 1953 in southeastern Brazil. When she was eight years old, her family moved to a favela, a Brazilian shantytown or slum. The favela was just outside of Rio de ...
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Brazil’s Petrobras Taps First Female CEO

Maria das Graças Silva Foster has been selected to replace the outgoing José Sérgio Gabrielli at the largest company in Latin America by revenue, which is 54 percent owned by the Brazilian government. Maria das Graças Foster, selected to be the next ...
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WHAT is said to be Brazil’s biggest bribery and corruption scandal has engulfed Petrobras and Sergio Machado, head of its transport unit, Transpetro, leaving chief executive Maria das Graças Silva Foster in damage control mode as she cleans up the ...
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