Brazil's JBS appoints O'Callaghan as new chairman

SAO PAULO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - The board of Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA elected Jeremiah O'Callaghan to the post of chairman, the company said on Friday in a securities filing.

O'Callaghan has been investor relations director for 10 years at JBS. He will replace Tarek Farahat, who will hold a position as 'global advisor' while still keeping a board seat at the company's U.S. subsidiary Pilgrim's Pride.

Cledorvino Belini, former head of Fiat in Brazil, will become a JBS board member, the company said. (Reporting by Marcelo Teixeira)