Brazilian biomass CEO joins Halliburton’s board

Halliburton has named José C. Grubisich, a Brazilian renewable resources executive, to its board of directors.

The oil field services giant, which is headquartered in Houston and Dubai, announced Wednesday that Eldorado Brasil Celulose Chief Executive Officer José C. Grubisich has joined its board effective March 20. Grubisich, a chemical engineer,  has led the pulp mill company since last year. He was president and chief executive officer of biomass company ETH Bioenergia S.A. for four years prior to taking the helm at Eldorado Brasil Celulose.

“José brings significant executive leadership experience in Latin America and internationally,” said Halliburton CEO Dave Lesar, in a written statement. “This experience will be valuable as Halliburton continues its focus on growing our global business in the unconventionals, deep water and mature fields markets.”

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Grubisich’s seat, along with all other board members’, will be subject to a shareholder vote in May, Halliburton noted.

Grubisich serves on the board’s Audit Committee and the Health, Safety and Environment Committee. He’s also a director for Vallourec S.A., a French tubular equipment provider for the energy industry, according to Halliburton.

Grubisich graduated from Brazil’s Oswaldo Cruz Chemical College and has had worked in various areas of the energy industry, including petrochemicals, oil field services and exploration and production, the company said.