Pedro Wongtschowski, born in Brazil is a Chemical Engineer, with MSc and PhD from Escola Politécnica - Universidade de São Paulo.
He has served as an officer of Ultrapar Participações since 1985, becoming President and CEO from January 2007 to December 2012 and currently serves on its Board of Directors.
He is Chairman of the Board of the National Research Center in Energy and Materials (“Centro Nacional de Pesquisa em Energia e Materiais”), Chairman of the Board of the National Association for Research, Development and Engineering of Innovative Companies (“Associação Nacional de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento das Empresas Inovadoras”), Chairman of the Board of EMPRAPII (“Associação Brasileira de Pesquisa e Inovação Industrial”). He is President of IEDI ("Instituto de Estudos para o Desenvolvimento Industrial”).
Mr. Wongtschowski also serves on the Board of Directors of several corporations including EMBRAER (“Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A.”), Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira S.A., and of Nitro Química S.A. Mr. Wongtschowski also serves on the Board of Directors of several not-for-profit organizations.