Aldemir Bendine was born in Paraguaçu Paulista, in the State of Sao Paulo, in 1963. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Management from FCCI (Faculdade de Ciências Contábeis de Itapetininga) and a MBA in Business Administration from PUC-Rio (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro).
BANCO DO BRASIL:
He started working as an apprentice at Banco do Brasil in 1978. The bank is the oldest active bank in Brazil, and one of the oldest banks in continuous operation in the world. It is also one of the largest financial institutions in the country. As years went by, Bendine held many jobs within the company, such as Branch Manager, Executive Manager of the Retail Department, Executive Secretary of the Directors' Committee, Vice President for Retail and Distribution and Vice President for Cards and New Retail Business. In April 2009, he eventually became President and CEO of the bank.
Throughout his career, Bendine also served as the Executive Director of the Brazilian Federation of Banks (FEBRABAN), CEO of the Brazilian Association of Card and Service Companies (Abecs), Chairman of the Board of Directors of CBSS (Visa Vale), and CEO of the BB Card Administrator and the BB Consortium Administrator.
He currently serves as Chairman of the Board at Banco Votorantim and he has been Vice Chairman of the Board of Banco Patagonia since 2011.
Aldemir Bendine joined Petrobras in February 2015, when Dilma Rousseff named him CEO, succeeding Maria das Graças Foster. Petrobras performs as an integrated energy company in the following sectors: exploration and production, refining, marketing, transportation, petrochemicals, oil product distribution, natural gas, electricity, chemical gas, and biofuels. The company is a leader in the Brazilian oil industry and its daily output equals 2,539,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day.
Bendine was considered one of the most influential Brazilians of 2009 by Época magazine, and the 11th most powerful of the year 2013 by iG.