Board of Directors

Board of Directors

    The Board of Directors is responsible for defining the company's policies and general guidelines, for examining the plans and projects proposed by the Executive Board, and for evaluating the results.

    The Board of Directors holds regularly scheduled meetings on a monthly basis and holds additional meetings when called by its chairman, vice-chairman or any two directors. Decisions of the Board of Directors require a quorum of a majority of the directors and are taken by majority vote.


  • Director
    Dan Conrado (chairman)

    Director of Vale since October 2012.

    Other current director or officer positions: Chief Executive Officer of Previ, the pension fund of the employees of Banco do Brasil, since June 2012; Chief Executive Officer of Valepar since October 2012; member of the Board of Directors of FRAS-LE S.A., a publicly-held friction materials manufacturer, since April 2010; alternate member of the Board of Directors of Mapfre BBSH2 Participações S.A., a publicly-held insurance company, since June 2011.

    Professional experience: Alternate member of the Board of Directors of Aliança do Brasil S.A., a publicly-held insurance company, from June 2010 to June 2011; alternate member of the Board of Directors of BRASILPREV S.A., a publicly-held pension fund, from January 2010 to March 2010; director for Marketing and Communications for Banco do Brasil S.A., a publicly-held financial institution, in 2009, where he also served as director of Distribution, from 2010 to 2011, and vice president for Retail, Distribution and Operations, from December 2011 to May 2012; member of the Fiscal Council of Centrais Elétricas de Santa Catarina S.A., a publicly-held electric utility company, from April 2000 to April 2002; member of the Fiscal Council of WEG S.A., a publicly-held engines manufacturer and full industrial electrical systems provider, from April 2002 to April 2005.

    Academic background: Degree in Law from Universidade Dom Bosco, Mato Grosso do Sul; MBA degree from COPPEAD /Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (‘‘UFRJ’’) and an MBA degree from Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa em Administração (‘‘INEPAD’’).


     
  • Director
    Mario da Silveira Teixeira Júnior (vice-chairman)

    Director of Vale since April 2003, Vice-Chairman of Vale’s Board of Directors since May 2003.

    Other current director or officer positions: Vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of Valepar since 2003; member of the Board of Directors of Banco Bradesco S.A. (‘‘Banco Bradesco’’), a publicly-held financial institution, since 1999; member of the Board of Directors of Bradespar S.A. (‘‘Bradespar’’), a publicly-held investment holding company; and member of the Board of Directors of Bradesco Leasing S.A.—Arrendamento Mercantil, a subsidiary of Banco Bradesco engaged in the provision of financial leasing operations.

    Professional experience: President of Bradespar; executive vice-president, executive managing officer and department officer at Banco Bradesco; officer of Bradesco S.A. Corretora de Títulos e Valores Mobiliários, a subsidiary of Banco Bradesco that provides securities brokerage and research services, from March 1983 to January 1984; executive vice-president of the Associação Nacional dos Bancos de Investimento (‘‘ANBID’’), an association of investment banks; member of the Board of Directors of the Associação Brasileira das Companhias Abertas (‘‘ABRASCA’’), an association of brazilian publicly held companies; vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of BES Investimento do Brasil S.A.—Banco de Investimento, an investment bank and subsidiary of Banco Espíırito Santo, from 2001 to 2007; member of the Board of Directors of CSN, a publicly-held steel company, Latasa S.A. (‘‘Latasa’’), now called Rexam Beverage Can South America S.A., an aluminum products manufacturer, Sãao Paulo Alpargatas S.A., a clothing and sporting goods manufacturer, Tigre S.A.—Tubos e Conexões, a pipe and construction materials manufacturer, Everest Leasing S.A. Arrendamento Mercantil, a leasing company affiliated with Banco Bradesco, as well as the electric utility companies CPFL, CPFL Geração, and Companhia Piratininga de Força e Luz and the electric utility holding companies CPFL Energia S.A. (‘‘CPFL Energia’’) and VBC Energia S.A.

    Academic background: Degree in civil engineering and post-graduate degree in business administration from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, São Paulo.


     

  • Marcel Juviniano Barros

    Director of Vale since october 2012.

    Other current director or officer positions: Officer of Securities of Previ since June 2012.

    Professional experience: Held several positions in over 34 years at Banco do Brasil S.A., a publicly-held financial institution, including the positions of Union Auditor and General-Secretary of the National Confederation of Financial Branch Workers, where he coordinated international networks.

    Academic background: Degree in History from Fundação Municipal de Ensino Superior de Bragança Paulista.


     

  • Robson Rocha

    Director of Vale since April 2011.

    Other current director or officer positions: Vice-president for Human Resources Management and Sustainable Development of Banco do Brasil since April 2009.

    Professional experience: Vice-chairman of CPFL Energia from April 2010 to April 2011; member of the Board of Directors of Nossa Caixa from May to November 2009; officer of Banco do Brasil from May 2008 to April 2009.

    Academic background: Degree in business administration from UNICENTRO—Newton Paiva, Belo Horizonte; post-graduate degree in strategic management from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (‘‘UFMG’’); master’s degree in Marketing from Fundação Ciências Humanas—Pedro Leopoldo; and an MBA degree in finance from Fundação Dom Cabral.


     

  • Renato da Cruz Gomes

    Director of Vale since April 2001.

    Other current director or officer positions: Executive officer and member of the Board of Directors of Valepar since 2001; Investor Relations executive officer of Bradespar since 2000.

    Professional experience: Various positions at BNDES from 1976 to 2000; member of the Board of Directors of Iochpe Maxion S.A., a publicly-held company with investments in the auto parts and railway equipment industries, Globo Cabo S.A., now called Net Serviços de Comunicação S.A. (‘‘Net’’), a brazilian cable TV operator, Latasa and the brazilian pulp and paper manufacturers Aracruz Celulose S.A., now called Fibria S.A., and Bahia Sul Celulose S.A., now called Suzano Celulose S.A.

    Academic background: Degree in engineering from UFRJ and post-graduate degree in management development from Sociedade de Desenvolvimento Empresarial (‘‘SDE’’).


     

  • Fuminobu Kawashima

    Director of Vale since April 2011.

    Other current director or officer positions: Representative director of Mitsui, a publicly-held trading company, since June 2011.

    Professional experience: Senior executive managing officer at Mitsui from April 2011 to March 2012, where he also served as executive managing officer and chief operating officer of the Marine & Aerospace business unit from April 2010 to March 2011, managing officer and chief operating officer of the Energy business unit from 2007 to 2010, general manager of the Energy business unit of the LNG project division from 2005 to 2007 and general manager of the Energy business unit of the Natural Gas division from May to September 2005; director of Japan Australia LNG (MIMI) Pty Ltd., an oil and gas company, from 2005 to 2007; director of Mitsui Oil Co. Ltd., a petroleum products company, from 2007 to 2009 and director of Kyokuto Petroleum Industries Ltd., an oil refinery, from 2007 to 2009.

    Academic background: Degree in economics from Hitotsubashi University in Japan; post-graduate degree in economic development from Keble College, Oxford.


     

  • Oscar Augusto de Camargo Filho

    Director of Vale since September 2003.

    Other current director or officer positions: Director of Valepar since 2003; partner of CWH Consultoria Empresarial, a business consulting firm since 2003.

    Professional experience: Chairman of the Board of Directors of MRS from 1999 to 2003 and chief executive officer and member of the Board of Directors of CAEMI—Mineração e Metalurgia S.A. (‘‘CAEMI’’), a mining holding company that was acquired by Vale in 2006, from 1990 to 2003, where Mr. Camargo Filho also held various positions from 1973 to 2003; various positions at Motores Perkins S.A., including commercial officer and sales and services manager, from 1963 to 1973.

    Academic background: Law degree from USP.


     

  • Luciano Galvão Coutinho

    Director of Vale since August 2007.

    Other current director or officer positions: President of BNDES since 2007.

    Professional experience: Partner of LCA Consultores, a business consulting firm, from 1995 until 2007 and partner of Macrotempo Consultoria, also a business consulting firm, from 1990 to 2007; member of the Board of Directors of Petrobras from 2009 to 2011, of Ripasa S.A. Celulose e Papel, a paper manufacturer, from 2002 to 2005, and of Guaraniana, now Neoenergia S.A., an energy company, from 2003 to 2004, and executive secretary of the Ministry of Science and Technology from 1985 to 1988. Mr. Coutinho is an invited professor at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (‘‘UNICAMP’’) and has been a visiting professor at USP, the University of Paris XIII, the University of Texas and the Ortega y Gasset Institute.

    Academic background: Degree in economics from USP; master’s degree in economics from the Economic Research Institute of USP and a Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University.


     

  • José Mauro Mettrau Carneiro da Cunha

    Director of Vale since June 2010.

    Other current director or officer positions: Chairman of the Board of Directors of a number of publicly-held Brazilian telecommunication companies, including Tele Norte Leste Participações S.A., Telemar Norte Leste S.A., Coari Participações S.A. and Calais Participações S.A. since 2007, Tele Norte Celular Participações S.A. since 2008, and Brasil Telecom S.A. since 2009; chairman of the Board of Directors of TNL PCS S.A. (‘‘TNL’’), a telecommunications company, since 2007; member of the Board of Directors of Santo Antonio Energia S.A., a brazilian energy company, since 2008, Log-In since 2007 and Lupatech S.A., a publicly-held oil and gas production support company, since 2006; alternate member of the Board of Directors of Telemar Participações S.A., a brazilian telecommunications company, since 2008.

    Professional experience: Member of the Board of Directors of Braskem S.A., a brazilian petrochemical company, from 2007 to April 2010, where he previously served as vice-president of Strategic Planning from 2003 to 2005, Politeno Indústria e Comércio S.A., a manufacturer of polyethylene and thermoplastic resins, from 2003 to 2004, Banco do Estado do Espíırito Santo (‘‘BANESTES’’), a financial institution, from 2008 to 2009, LIGHT Serviços de Eletricidade S.A., an energy distributor, from 1997 to 2000, Aracruz Celulose S.A., a paper manufacturer, from 1997 to 2002, and TNL from 1999 to 2003, where he also served as an alternate member of the Board of Directors in 2006.

    Academic background: Degree in mechanical engineering from Universidade Católica de Petrópolis in Rio de Janeiro; executive education program in management at the Anderson School of Management at the University of California at Los Angeles.


     

  • João Batista Cavaglieri (2)

    Director of Vale since 2013.


     

  • Alternate director

    - Marco Geovanne Tobias da Silva – Member since 2011
    - Luiz Maurício Leuzinger – Member since 2012
    - Francisco Ferreira Alexandre – Member since 2013
    - Sandro Kohler Marcondes – Member since 2011
    - Hayton Jurema da Rocha – Member since 2013
    - Luiz Carlos de Freitas – Member since 2007
    - Hidehiro Takahashi – Member since 2013
    - Eduardo de Oliveira Rodrigues Filho – Member since 2011
    - Caio Marcelo de Medeiros Melo – Member since 2013
    - Vacant
    - Eduardo Fernando Jardim Pinto – Member since 2013 (2)

    (1) Appointed by Valepar and approved at the shareholders’ meeting unless otherwise indicated.
    (2) Appointed by our employees and approved at the shareholders’ meeting.

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