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Xi Jinping, Jerzy Buzek, Maria das Gracas Silva Foster

Xi Jinping, Jerzy Buzek, Maria das Gracas Silva Foster

Published on: Thursday, 23 February 2012

What have Xi Jinping, Jerzy Buzek, and Maria das Gracas Silva Foster got in common?  Xi Jinping is vice-president of China, Jerzy Buzek was president of the EU Parliament until January and Maria das Gracas Silva Foster is the newly appointed chief executive of Petrobras, the Brazilian state oil company.

They are all chemical engineers!

Xi Jinping graduated from Tsinghua University in 1979.

Jerzy Buzek graduated from the Silesian University of Technology in 1963.

Maria das Gracas Silva Foster graduated from Fluminense Federal University in 1978.

Chemical engineers are very versatile!