Helio Calixto Da Costa
Mr. Helio Calixto da Costa serves as Director of OI S.A. since September 14, 2016. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of PetroRio S.A. (formerly HRT Participações em Petróleo S.A.) and Chairman of the Ethics and Regulations Council of ABT, the Brazilian Teleservices Association. Mr. da Costa was Federal and Constituent Deputy (1987 to 1991 and 1999 to 2002), Federal Senator from 2002 to 2010 and Minister of Communications from 2005 to 2010. He holds a degree in journalism. Mr. da Costa went to the United States in 1967 to work at the International Radio station "Voice of America" in Washington, and went through all the positions until becoming editor. He studied Arts and Sciences at the University of Maryland, and was Foreign Correspondent at the Catholic University of Washington. In 1972, Mr. da Costa was hired as a foreign correspondent and later head of the office at The New York News of Globo Televison. He lived in London and Paris during the implementation of Rede Globo’s office in Europe. In 1986, he returned to Brazil and ran for Constituent Federal Deputy. In 1998, he was re-elected. In 2002, he was elected Federal Senator in the State of Minas Gerais. He took office as Minister of Communications from 2005 until 2010.
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