(Updates sourcing directly to board election documents rather than via newspaper report)
SAO PAULO, April 17 (Reuters) - Luiza Helena Trajano, controlling shareholder in Brazilian appliance retailer Magazine Luiza SA, is one of the candidates to join poultry exporter BRF SA´s board, according to documents related to the board election.
Trajano’s name was suggested by Luiz Fernando Furlan, a board member and former minister who belongs to one of the BRF’s founding families, according to a BRF filing.
Shareholders such as Aberdeen Asset Management Plc are pushing for a board shake-up. The election of board members through cumulative voting is expected April 26. (Reporting by Tatiana Bautzer; Editing by Bernadette Baum)