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Armando Cavanha Named Chief Executive, Thompson & Knight Global Energy Services
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Texas Business reports:  The law firm Thompson & Knight LLP named Armando Cavanha as 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.

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 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,” said Jeffrey A. Zlotky, Thompson & Knight managing partner, in a prepared statement.  “We are quite pleased to make his expertise available to our clients and other select companies in the energy industry.”

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. Cavanha has served as a professor and guest lecturer at universities around the world, including as a Professor in the Logistics MBA Program at Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro from 2001-2009.

Established in 1887, Thompson & Knight is a full-service firm providing legal solutions to public and private companies, governments, and individuals in all areas, including commercial and tort litigation, finance, banking, securities, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, intellectual property, corporate governance, creditors' rights, real estate, labor, white collar defense, and environmental matters, among others.  Thompson & Knight has approximately 350 attorneys with offices in Texas and New York and international offices and associations in the Americas, North Africa, Europe, and Asia.