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On 11 November 2022, Embraer announced that Jackson Schneider, the current president and CEO of Embraer Defense & Security has decided to leave the company in April 2023, when his term with the company ends. To take over these posts, the company has appointed Bosco da Costa Júnior, the current Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).

Jackson Schneider, the former CEO of Embraer, Photo: Embraer

Jackson Schneider joined Embraer in 2011 and has led the Defense & Security unit since the beginning of 2014, being responsible for the development and internationalisation of the KC-390 program, in addition to consolidating the company as the main Brazilian Defence company with projects in the country’s three Armed Forces. Prior to that role, he served as Vice President of People, Sustainability and Communication of the company. Schneider will support the transition of the area at the end of his term as statutory director in April 2023. The Government Relations area, currently under Schneider’s responsibility, will report directly to Embraer’s president and CEO.

João Bosco da Costa Junior will be the new CEO of Embraer. Photo: Embraer

Bosco da Costa Júnior, the current CCO of the Defense & Security business unit, joined Embraer in 2005. During his career at the company, he has held leadership positions in the areas of contract management, proposals, industrial cooperation/offset in defence, and various managerial roles in the procurement and supply chain management areas. Born in São José dos Campos (SP), Bosco graduated in Business Administration and has two postgraduate degrees – International Executive MBA from FIA-USP and MBA in Supply Chain Management and Logistics from FEA-USP.