Management

BOARD OF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
Nome
Benjamin Steinbruch

He has been a member of the Company‘s Board of Directors since November 30, 2016, holding the position of Chairman. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors of Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (“CSN”) since April 23, 1993, and has simultaneously held the positions of Chairman of the Board of Directors since April 28, 1995, and Chief Executive Officer of CSN since April 30, 2002, being also responsible for institutional matters and the Company’s mining and railway holdings. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the São Paulo Jockey Club, a member of the Economic and Social Development Council, a member of the Administrative Board of the Portuguese Chamber and a member of the Interinstitutional Advisory Council (CCI) of the São Paulo State Appeal Court. He is also the Chairman of the Decision-making Body of the CSN Foundation.  Additionally, he is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Textília S.A., Fibra Cia. Securitizadora de Créditos Imobiliários, Banco Fibra S.A. and Elizabeth S.A. – Indústria Têxtil e Vicunha Steel S.A.; the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vicunha Aços S.A.; a member of the Board of Directors of Vicunha Participações S.A.; an Executive Officer of Rio Purus Participações S.A. and Rio Iaco Participações S.A.; and manager of Fazenda Alvorada de Bragança Agro-Pastoril Ltda. In the last five years, he was the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Vicunha Siderurgia S.A. (merged into Vicunha Aços in 2015); the 1st Vice President of the São Paulo State Industry Federation – FIESP and a member of the Higher Strategic Board of FIESP; an Advisor to the Robert Simonsen Institute; and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nacional Minérios S.A. (merged into CSN Mineração S.A. in 2015), Transnordestina Logística S.A. and FTL – Ferrovia Transnordestina Logística S.A.; and manager of Haras Phillipson Ltda. (a company that was dissolved in November 2017). He holds a degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas – SP and a graduate degree in Marketing and Finance from the same institution.

Marcelo Cunha Ribeiro

He has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since January 21, 2021, having served as Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer from October 15, 2020, to January 21, 2021. He has been an Executive Officer at Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (“CSN”) since September 29, 2017, being  responsible for the treasury, controlling, tax and accounting departments, and has also served as the Company’s Investor Relations Officer since March 26, 2018. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of FTL – Ferrovia Transnordestina Logística S.A. and Transnordestina Logística S.A., and a member of Decision-making Body of Caixa Beneficente dos Empregados da Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional – CBS. He is an Executive Officer of Minérios Nacional S.A. and EQUMAC S.A.  Prior to joining CSN, he was the CFO of Grupo St. Marche, the Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations of Restoque Comércio e Confecções de Roupas S.A., the CFO of Grupo SBF (GP Investimentos Ltd.), the Managing Director of the Private Equity division of GP Investimentos Ltd. and the CFO of San Antonio International Ltd.  He was also a member of the Board of Directors of Hopi Hari S.A., Telemar Norte Leste S.A. (Oi S.A.), Contax Participações S.A., Estácio Participações S.A., Magnesita Refratários S.A. and BR Towers SPE1 S.A. He holds a degree in Production Engineering from University of São Paulo and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Victoria Steinbruch

She has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since January 21, 2021. She is currently an Advisor to the CEO of Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional, a position she has held since 2020, having previously held the position of Result Management Manager at CSN between 2017 and 2019. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of CBSI – Companhia Brasileira de Serviços de Infraestrutura, a member of the Decision-making Body of the CSN Foundation, a member of the Decision-making Body of CBS – Caixa Beneficente dos Empregados da CSN and a member of the Board of Directors of Elizabeth S.A. Indústria Têxtil, a company belonging to the controlling group. In the last five years, she was an international investments research analyst of M Square. She holds a degree in Economics from Barnard College, Columbia University (New York) and a master’s degree (Msc) from the London School of Economics (London).

Helena Olímpia de Almeida Brennand Guerra

She has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since January 21, 2021. She has been the Sustainability, Environment and Occupational Health and Safety Officer of Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional since June 2020. Previously, she was the General Corporate Officer, Vice President of Governance and Compliance, Corporate Sustainability and QHSE Officer of Grupo STR, formed by Petra Energia, Vicenza Mineração, Arborm and STR Energia.  She holds a degree in Law from the Catholic University of Pernambuco, an MBA in Business Management from the Polytechnic University of Pernambuco and a specialization degree in Environmental Law from PUC/SP.

Hiroshi Akiba

He has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since October 15, 2020. He has been the Chief Executive Officer for Latin America of ITOCHU Corporation and the Chief Executive Officer of Itochu Brasil S.A. since April 2020.  He joined ITOCHU Corporation in April 1986 and has held several positions since then, including General Manager – Brisbane Office; General Manager – Coal Department; President and CEO of Itochu Coal Americas Inc.; Deputy COO, Coal, Nuclear Fuel and Solar Division; and General Manager – Tohoku Regional Unit of Itochu Corporation. He holds a degree in Economics from Keio University.

Makoto Oishi

He has been an alternate member of the Company’s Board of Directors since October 15, 2020. He has been an Officer of Itochu Brasil S.A. since November 2018 and an Officer of Japan Brasil Minério de Ferro Participações LTDA. He joined ITOCHU Corporation in April 2003 and worked as Strategic Planning Manager at CSN Mineração from 2016 to 2018. He holds a degree and a graduate degree in Science from Tohoku University.

Miguel Ethel Sobrinho

He has been a member of the Company‘s Board of Directors since November 30, 2016, and a member of the Board of Directors of Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (“CSN”) since April 26, 2019. He is an Officer and Shareholder of Participa – Empreendimentos Imobiliários e Participações Ltda., developing activities focused on interests in shopping malls, gas and hydroelectric energy and fast food chains. He holds a degree in Production Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo and holds an MBA from the School of Economics and Administration of the University of São Paulo. He was a Professor of Project and Investment Analysis at the School of Economics and Administration of the University of São Paulo and a member of the Curator Board and founder of Fundação Instituto de Administração of the University of São Paulo.

Yoshiaki Nakano

He has been a member of the Company‘s Board of Directors since January 21, 2021, a member of the Board of Directors of Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (“CSN”) since April 29, 2004, and a member of CSN’s Audit Committee since June 24, 2005, having held the position of Chairman of the Audit Committee since October 30, 2017. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors of Transnordestina Logística S.A. (a jointly owned subsidiary of CSN), and, in the last five years, he was a Professor of Economics of Fundação Getúlio Vargas and Dean of the School of Economics of Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo, a member of the Higher Economic Council (Conselho Superior de Economia – COSEC) of FIESP/IRS. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of the São Paulo Research Foundation (Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo – FAPESP) until 2015. Previously, he was the Special Secretary for Economic Affairs of the Ministry of Finance and the Secretary of Finance of the State of São Paulo. He holds a degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and master’s and PhD degrees from Cornell University, in the United States.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Nome
Enéas Garcia Diniz

He has been an Executive Officer at the Company since November 21, 2016. He was an Executive Officer of Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (“CSN“) from June 21, 2005, to July 31, 2016, having been responsible for the steelmaking and cement production area, energy, ports and the environment. He has worked at CSN since 1985, having previously held the following positions: Hot Rolling General Manager, Maintenance General Manager, Metallurgy Officer, Officer of Presidente Vargas Steelworks and member of the Board of Directors of Nacional Minérios S.A. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of Arvedi Metalfer do Brasil S.A., Cia. Metalic Nordeste, Companhia Metalúrgica Prada, Congonhas Minérios S.A. (currently CSN Mineração S.A.), Itá Energética S.A., Sepetiba Tecon S.A., Lusosider – Aços Planos S.A. and Lusosider Projectos Siderúrgicos S.A. He was also an Officer at Cia Metalic Nordeste, Companhia Florestal do Brasil, Companhia Metalúrgica Prada, CSN Energia S.A., Estanho de Rondônia S.A., Itá Energética S.A., Mineração Nacional S.A. and Stahlwerk Thüringen GmbH (“SWT“). Currently, he is an Officer at the CSN Foundation and Minérios Nacional S.A., and a member of the Board of Directors of MRS Logística S.A. He holds a degree in Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, with specialization in Mechanical Engineering, a specialization degree in Business Management from Universidade Federal Fluminense do Rio de Janeiro and an MBA from Fundação Dom Cabral in Belo Horizonte – MG.

Pedro Barros Mercadante Oliva

He has been the Company’s Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer since January 21, 2021. He has been an Advisor to the CEO of Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional since 2019. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Equimac S.A. and a member of the Board of Directors of CBSI – Companhia Brasileira de Serviços de Infraestrutura (both companies belong to the Company’s group), as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Mitre Realty. In the last five years, he was a Co-founder and is a Partner and a member of the Board of Directors of Brasil Student Housing, a company focused on the development and operation of student housing facilities in Brazil and specialized FIP consulting focused on this segment. He was also a Partner at Leste Investimentos, working on private equity; Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of Petra Energia; a member of the Board of Directors of Vicenza Mineração; a member of the Board of Directors of Parnaíba Geração e Comercialização de Energia; and a Founding Member of the Institute of Urbanism and Studies for the Metropolis (Instituto de Urbanismo e Estudos para a Metrópole – URBEM). He holds a degree in Economics from the School of Economics, Management and Accounting of the University of São Paulo (FEA-USP) and a Master of Finance from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, in addition to having completed the Program for Leadership Development at the Harvard Business School and the Executive Negotiation Workshop: Bargaining for Advantage at the Wharton Business School.

Armando Maurício Max

He has been the Company’s Chief Operating Officer since October 27, 2017. He worked at Vale S.A. for 30 years, having gained extensive experience in iron ore Mining and Pelletizing. When he left the company at the end of 2016, he was the Global Pelletizing Officer. He managed Pelletizing affiliates  (Itabrasco, Hispanobras, Nibrasco and Kobrasco) and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vale Omã Pelletizing Company LLC (VOPC). Currently, he is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fundação Gorceix in Ouro Preto. He holds a degree in Mining Engineering the School of Mines of the Federal University of Ouro Preto, a graduate degree in Economic Engineering from Fundação Dom Cabral and a specialization degree in Corporate Finance from Fundação Getúlio Vargas. He also holds a master’s degree in Management Fundamentals from Columbia University. In addition, he completed programs focused on leadership development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the United States and the IMD International Institute for Management Development, in Switzerland.

Daisuke Hori

He has been an Executive Officer at the Company since December 20, 2018. He was the Manager of the Steelmaking and Iron Ore Resources Department of Itochu Corporation and a member  the Board of Directors of Brazil Japan Iron Ore Corporation. He was also an Officer and the General Manager of the Mineral Department of Itochu Brasil S.A. and an alternate Member of the Board of Directors of Namisa S.A. He holds a degree in Political Science from the Law Department of Doshisha University, in Kyoto, Japan.