Rolls-Royce Holdings plc has appointed Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva as a non-executive director with effect from 1 September 2023. On joining the board, he will be appointed to the nominations, culture & governance committee and the safety, energy transition and tech committee.
Silva’s experience in the global aerospace industry includes over 25 years spent at Embraer, a commercial jets manufacturer with operations in the US, EU, Brazil and China. He became president and CEO of the group in 2016.
On his retirement from Embraer in 2019, Silva remained as an adviser and board member and is currently a non-executive director of Brazilian power company Cemig.
Dame Anita Frew, chair of Rolls Royce, said: “I am delighted to welcome Paulo to the Rolls-Royce board. He has deep expertise in the aerospace industry, a broad international mindset and will bring a wealth of strategic, commercial and operational experience to our discussions.”