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Executive Board

The mission of the Executive Board is to establish guidelines for Usiminas’ management, directing them in internal and external relations. It has its obligation to act in an ethical manner, focused on the interests of diverse parties (stakeholders) involved in each one of the companies and, at the same time, focus on the high quality of the products and services offered to society, promoting socio-environmental corporate responsibility.

Like members of the Board of Directors, the executive officers have two-year terms, with possibility of re-election.

Learn about the members of the Executive Board of Usiminas:

Sergio Leite de Andrade - CEO and Director Vice-President of Technology and Quality and VP Director Commercial

Holds a BS degree in Metallurgical Engineering by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and a Master’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering by the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). At the company, he was a Research Engineer, Heavy Plate Integrated Control Engineer, Head of the Steel Shop Metallurgical Unit and Slabbing Mill, Head of the Standardization Unit for Heavy Plates, Hot and Cold Rolled Coils, Superintendent of the Research and Development Center; President, Quality Commission; and Superintendent of Marketing. He held the posts of Vice-President/Director of Business and Vice-president/Director of Steel Making of the Company. At present, he is Commercial Vice-president Officer. 

Ronald Seckelmann - CFO and IRO - Finance and Investor Relations Vice-President Officer and Subsidiaries Vice-President Officer

Holds a BS in Business Administration by the Getúlio Vargas Foundation, having taken part in the International Competitive Strategy Seminar, Harvard Business School. He was a Financial Analyst at Cargill Agrícola S.A.; Division Controller, Alcoa Alumínio S.A.; Planning and Control Director, Vidraria Santa Marina S.A. (Saint Gobain Group); CFO and CAO, Igaras Pápeis e Embalagem S.A.; CFO and IR Director, Klabin S.A.; CFO/Director, Bertin S.A. At present, he is Finance and Investor Relations Vice-President Officer.

Tulio Cesar do Couto Chipoletti - Industrial Vice-President Officer
Takahiro Mori - Vice-President of Corporate planning

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Usiminas should establish general orientation for business and decide on strategic matters, with purpose of carrying out the following guidelines:

  • Promote the continuous growth of the Company, always respecting its values and its social function, exercising its legal and statutory competence and observing the corporate purpose of the Company and its controlled, subsidiary and associated companies.
  • Ensure the interests of all shareholders, without disregarding the other stakeholders;
  • Ensure the perpetuity of the Company within a long-range perspective and of sustainability, which incorporates considerations of a social, environmental and corporate governance nature in the definition of business and operations;
  • Adopt an agile management structure, made up of qualified professionals with a spotless reputation;
  • Formulate guidelines for the management of the Company and its subsidiaries and associated companies, which will be reflected in the annual budget;
  • Ensure that the strategies and guidelines are effectively implemented by the Executive Board, without, nevertheless, interfering in operational matters;
  • Prevent and manage situations of conflict of interest or divergence of opinions in such a manner that the Company’s interest always prevails.

It is the Board’s responsibility to elect the Executive Officer and determine his functions. The Board is in permanent evolution to adapt to market requirements.

The Board is made up of eleven effective members – and their respective alternates – elected in a General Shareholders’ Meeting for a term of two years, re-election being permitted, which meets normally four times a year, as per a previously established schedule. Extraordinary meetings always occur as deemed by the corporate interests.

Learn about the Board of Directors Members:


Kazuhiro Egawa

Under Development.

Wanderley Rezende de Souza

Under Development.

Ichiro Sato 

Under Development.

Oscar Montero Martinez

Under Development.

Guilherme Poggiali Almeida 

Under Development.

Elias de Matos Brito – Presidente do Conselho de Administração

Under Development.

Rita Rebelo Horta de Assis Fonseca

Holds an Executive MBA in Finance by IBMEC Business School, Specialization in Financial Administration by the Dom Cabral Foundation and Economic Sciences by PUC/MG. She has experience as planning superintendent and investment analysis superintendent, economic-financial analyst and cost and budget analyst at Usiminas. At present, she is an Effective Member of the Board of Directors of the Company.

Gesner José Oliveira Filho

Under Development.

Ricardo Antônio Weiss

Ricardo A. Weiss, 60, is a civil engineer graduated from São Paulo University Polytechnic School and post-graduated in Business Administration from CEAG “Getúlio Vargas Foundation”. He completed the Advanced Management Program - AMP from Harvard Business School and several other in house courses from INSEAD.

He is currently a founding partner and Managing Director of “W Consultoria e Participações”, an independent advisor for “Usiminas”, “Log-In Logistica Intermodal” and “Coteminas”. He is also “Unigel” advisory board member and FIESP Supreme Economic Council member.

He was “OHG Mining” managing partner, an investment firm in mineral exploration projects in Latin America.

He served as “M. Dias Branco” and “T4U Holding Brazil” independent advisor. He was “Columbia Trading” and “Alcoa Latin America” advisory board member, as well as “Alpargatas” alternate advisor. 

He was “Tavex Corporation/Santista Textile” CEO and “Camargo Correa Group” operational holding General Manager, “Copersucar” Commodities Executive Director, CEO and board member of several companies from Anglo American Plc group, among them “Salobo Metais” (joint venture with Vale ), “Aracruz Celulose” (currently “Fibria”) and “Copebrás”.

He began his professional career at Price Waterhouse Management Consulting Services.

Francisco Augusto da Costa e Silva

Under Development.

Luiz Carlos de Miranda Faria

Under Development.


Hironobu Nose

Under Development.

Hirohiko Maeke 

Under Development.

Yuichi Akiyama

Under Development.

Simone Galante Alves

Under Development.

Pablo Daniel Brizzio

Under Development.

Mario Giuseppe Antonio Galli

Under Development.

Gileno Antônio de Oliveira 

Under Development.

Derci Alcântara

Under Development.

Sonia Julia Sulzbeck

Under Development.

Durval José Soledade Santos

Under Development.

Jorge Malta

Under Development.

Fiscal Council

Made up of members elected in General Meeting, the Permanent Fiscal Council should audit Usiminas’ management and certify that they are performing their legal duties, as set forth in the Company By-Laws.

The Fiscal Council also analyzes the accounting statements, gives an opinion on the investment plans and budgets and issues an opinion in case of proposals modifying the capital, dividend distribution or in the case of transformation, incorporation, merger or cession related to companies of the group.

Learn about the effective members of the Usiminas Fiscal Council:

Masato Ninomiya

PhD and Master’s degrees by the Law Faculty of the University of Tokyo, Japan, Bachelor’s degree in Law by the University of São Paulo, Bachelors degree in Philosophy, Literature and Human Sciences by the University of São Paulo. Professor Doctor of International Law of the Law School of São Paulo and public official translator of the Japanese and English languages. At present, he is a Member of the Fiscal Council of the Company.

Lúcio de Lima Pires

Graduated in Accounting Sciences by UNA – Union of Business and Administration, Belo Horizonte, MG, graduate studies in Financial Administration and Methodology of Higher Education by UNA – Union of Business and Administration, Belo Horizonte, MG, and in Production Engineering with Emphasis on Complementary Pension Funds by the Ideas Institute, UFRJ. He presently holds the position of Executive Manager of Accounting of the Usiminas Pension Fund; he is an Effective Member of the Usiminas Fiscal Council.

Paulo Frank Coelho da Rocha.

Graduated in Law by the Law Faculty of the University of São Paulo. Concluded his Master’s (LL.M.) in Corporation Law at New York University School of Law. Acted as Foreign Associate at the law offices of Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City. At present, he is a Member of the International Bar Association, of the Advisory Board of the “Working Group on Legal Opinions” of the American Bar Association; and the Brazil-United States Chamber of Commerce. He is co-author of the book “Business Laws of Brazil”. He has held the position of partner of the law offices of Demarest e Almeida since 2003. At present, he is a Member of the Fiscal Council of the Company.

Paulo Roberto Evangelista de Lima

Under Construction.

Domenica Eisenstein Noronha

Under Construction.

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