Get to know our Canadian leaders

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Get to know our Canadian leaders


Vale’s Canadian leaders reflect our entire workforce. Passionate, intelligent and creative, they have lived and worked here in Canada and abroad, gaining unparalleled experience in all aspects of our business. Above all, our leaders are dedicated to making Vale the best mining company in the world.

  • Headshot of Mark Travers

    Interim CEO, Base Metals
    Mark Travers

    Mark Travers is Interim CEO, Base Metals. In this role, Mark oversees all corporate and operational activities of the global Base Metals business line. He joined the company in 2001.

  • Dino Otranto

    Chief Operating Officer, North Atlantic Operations​ - Vale Base Metals
    Dino Otranto

    In 2019, Dino Otranto was appointed Chief Operating Officer for Vale’s North Atlantic Operations and Asian Refineries, based out of Sudbury, Ontario. In this role, Dino is responsible for leading Vale’s Base Metals operations in Manitoba, Ontario, Newfoundland & Labrador and the UK, as well as two small refineries in China and Japan.

    A native of Germany, Otranto most recently served as Director, Technology & Development for Vale’s global Base Metals business in Toronto. He brings with him many years of operational leadership and experience with global mining companies, including BHP and South 32, where he served as Vice President Operations of the Company’s Worsley Alumina business.