About Vale

Leadership

The Vale Executive Board is headed by CEO Fabio Schvartsman, with five executive officers. See the list below for summarized profiles of each Board member.

  • Fabio Schvartsman

    CEO
    Fabio Schvartsman

    Fabio Schvartsman is 63, has a graduate and post-graduate degree in production engineering from the University of São Paulo and a post-graduate degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas. He worked for 10 years at Duratex and for 22 years at the Ultra Group, leaving the company in 2007 as the Ultrapar holding CFO and managing partner of Ultra S.A. Fabio was CEO of Telemar Participações and of San Antonio International and, since 2011, served as Klabin's CEO.

  • Luciano Siani

    Chief Financial Officer
    Luciano Siani Pires

    Luciano Siani Pires was appointed Vale's Chief Financial Officer in August 2012. Before this, from 2008 to July 2012, he held the positions of global director of Strategic Planning and global director of Human Resources and Governance at the company.

    He has extensive professional experience in the areas of finance, capital markets and strategic planning. In 2007 and 2008, he was chief of Staff and executive secretary to the president at Brazil's National Development Bank (BNDES), where he previously worked from 2005 and 2006 as chief of the Holding Management Department (Capital Markets), and head of the Export Finance Department in 2001 and 2002. Also at BNDES, between 1992 and 1999 he held positions in the areas of financial planning, investor relations and capital markets. For two years, from 2003 to 2005, he worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company, focusing on the basic materials sector.

    Luciano Siani has served on the boards of Tele Norte Leste (Telemar), Suzano Bahia Sul Papel e Celulose, and Vale/Valepar.

    He has also taught for MBA programs at COPPEAD at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

    Luciano Siani has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Pontifícia Universidade Católica in Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ) and a MBA, with a finance specialization, from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University.

  • Peter Poppinga

    Executive director, Ferrous Minerals and Coal
    Peter Poppinga

    Peter Poppinga assumed as Ferrous Minerals executive director in November 2014. In 2011, he was appointed Base Metals and Information Technology executive director, leading 16 operating sites around the world and driving major transformations and asset base optimization that turned the business around and delivered significantly improved results.

    With more than 20 years of experience in iron ore, Peter began his career in 1984 at Samitri, an iron and manganese mining company, where he held various leadership positions in mine planning, iron ore production and sales and marketing. He also held shared responsibility for sales of pellet production at Samarco and was actively involved in the development of the Chinese iron ore market.

    He graduated in geology at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Universität Erlangem, Germany; and in geology and mine engineering at Universität Clausthal - Zellerfeld, also in Germany. He also obtained specializations and titles at institutions in Singapore and the United States.

  • Eduardo Bartolomeo

    Executive director, Base Metals
    Eduardo Bartolomeo

    Eduardo Bartolomeo was appointed the company’s executive director for base metals on January 1, 2018. He has an extensive experience in managing global and complex organizations and held senior leadership posts at Vale for 10 years.

    Previous positions held by Mr. Bartolomeo include director of Vale’s Logistics Operations Department from 2004 to 2006 and executive director at Vale. He structured Valor Logística Integrada (VLI), a company with annual revenue of R$3.2 billion, EBITDA of R$700 million and an estimated market value at the time of R$8 billion. He also implemented the Vale Production System (VPS), which resulted in significant efficiency improvements.

    Before joining Vale, Mr. Bartolomeo worked at Brazil Hospitality Group (BHG), the country’s third largest hospitality company, from 2013 to 2015. In 2017, he was the CEO of Nova Transportadora do Sudeste (NTS), a natural gas pipeline company acquired from Petrobras by a consortium led by Canada’s Brookfield. Mr. Bartolomeo has been the chairman of Log-In Intermodal since April 2016.

  • Luiz Eduardo Osorio

    Executive director, Sustainability and Institutional Relations
    Luiz Eduardo Osorio

    Luiz Eduardo Osorio has extensive experience in the areas of International Relations, Corporate Affairs, Sustainability, Law, Ethics & Compliance, liaising with ministries, regulatory agencies and government representation in their various spheres. He has held management positions in Brazil and abroad in large national and multinational companies, such as AmBev, Diageo, Shell, Raízen and lastly at CPFL Energia as Legal Vice President of Institutional Relations and a member of the Board of Directors of CPFL Renewables and he continues as a member of the Board of Directors of the CPFL Institute.

    Osorio has a law degree from PUC-RJ and a Master's degree in Management Development from the American University (USA). He has also taken professional extension courses in Business Management, which included Corporate Social Responsibility, Strategy, Leadership, and Performance at Harvard, Insead, and Wharton universities.

  • Alexandre Pereira

    Executive director, Business Support
    Alexandre Pereira

    Alexandre Pereira was appointed as Executive Officer of Business Support on August 2017. This position encompasses the following areas: Information Technology, Procurement, Energy, Operational Improvement and Capital Projects.

    Alexandre has held the position of Global Director of Information Technology (IT) at Vale since 2011 and was responsible for IT in all lines of business in which Vale operates. He started his career as a trainee in Brazil in 1992, he has worked as IT Director for Vale’s Base Metals business and Global Director of IT Services.