Houston – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that energy industry veteran Armando Cavanha has been named president and chief executive officer of Thompson & Knight Global Energy Services, LLC. The Houston-based company, a subsidiary launched by Thompson & Knight in 2007, offers a range of specialized financial and consulting services to the energy industry.
Mr. Cavanha joins the company after 32 years of work in various positions at Petrobras, the Brazilian state-owned oil company, and its related entities. Throughout his career Mr. Cavanha has focused on procurement and supply chain matters, including most recently serving as President of Petronect, the e-procurement portal of Petrobras.
“Armando’s technical knowledge and experience will prove invaluable to companies seeking strategic advantages in managing their own supply chain, as well as positioning themselves to do business with the largest international players,” says Jeffrey A. Zlotky, Thompson & Knight’s Managing Partner. “We are quite pleased to make his expertise available to our clients and other select companies in the energy industry.”
Mr. Cavanha frequently speaks to professional groups about procurement and supply chain-related topics, and has published four books and numerous articles on the subject. He has earned numerous professional and academic degrees in the engineering field, and has developed several patented software programs. Mr. Cavanha has served as a professor and guest lecturer at universities around the world, including as a Professor in the Logistics MBA Program at Fundação Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro from 2001-2009.