February 15, 2018 / 4:05 PM / 10 months ago

Venezuela removes U.S.-sanctioned Zerpa as CFO of state oil company

FILE PHOTO: A man walks past the corporate logo of the state oil company PDVSA at a gas station in Caracas, Venezuela December 1, 2017. REUTERS/Marco Bello/File Photo

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela has removed Simon Zerpa, who was sanctioned last year by the United States, as the chief financial officer of state oil company PDVSA , according to the country’s official gazette on Thursday.

It was not immediately clear why Zerpa was removed. Iliana Ruzza was named as his replacement, the gazette added.

Reporting by Alexandra UlmerEditing by Chizu Nomiyama

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