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Vale’s Executive Board is headed by Eduardo Bartolomeo, our CEO.

See the below list for his and our Executive Vice-Presidents' profiles.

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Eduardo Bartolomeo


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Alexandre Pereira

Executive Vice President, Projects

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Alexandre Silva D'Ambrosio

Executive Vice President, Corporate and External Affairs

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Carlos Medeiros

Executive Vice President, Operations

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Gustavo Pimenta​

Executive Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations

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Marcello Spinelli

Executive Vice President, Iron Solutions

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Maria Luiza de Oliveira Pinto e Paiva

Executive Vice President, Sustainability 

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Marina Quental

Executive Vice President, People

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Rafael Bittar

Executive Vice President, Technical

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Executive Vice President, Base Metals*

Deshnee Naidoo

Deshnee Naidoo is Vale’s Executive Vice President of Base Metals since December 2021. She started working at Vale in January of the same year as CFO of the Base Metals business. Since then, she has collaborated across Base Metals to understand the challenges and opportunities to accelerate transformation of the business. 

She is a three-time “South Africa Mining Rainmaker” and recognized among the 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining in 2018. She has also served as a Board Member of the South Africa Minerals Council. 

Prior to joining Vale, Deshnee was the CEO of the Zinc International business at Vedanta Resources from 2014 to 2020, where she held full P&L accountability for the international Zinc group. She took on the role of CEO Africa Base Metals during her tenure at Vedanta. Deshnee previously worked at Anglo American from 1998 to 2014, where she held a number of executive positions including the Chief of Staff from 2009 to 2011. She was also the CFO for Anglo American’s thermal coal business from 2011 to 2014. 

*Non-statutory Director

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 Committee, and for evaluating the results. Vale's Board of Directors is chaired by Daniel André Stieler. See below for a profile of our Board members:

Daniel André Stieler 

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Marcelo Gasparino da Silva 

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

André Viana Madeira 

Employee Representative Member

Douglas James Upton 

Independent member 

Fernando Jorge Buso Gomes


João Luiz Fukunaga 


José Luciano Duarte Penido 

Independent Member

Luis Henrique Cals de Beauclair Guimarães 

 Independent Member

Manuel Oliveira (Ollie)  

Lead Independent Director 

Paulo Hartung

Independent Member 

Rachel de Oliveira Maia  

Independent Member

Shunji Komai  


Vera Marie Inkster  

Independent Member 

For more information about the Company's governing bodies, please visit here

Corporate Charter 

The Board of Directors follows a corporate charter in order to regulate its operation, as well as the relationship between the Board and other governing bodies of the Company. 
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Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Transformation

Luciano Siani Pires

Luciano Siani Pires is Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Transformation, responsible for leading initiatives that position Vale for the future. He joined the company in 2008 and has held positions such as Global Strategy Director and Global Human Resources and Governance Director. 

Prior to assuming his current role, he held the position of Executive Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations (CFO) from 2012 to 2021, where, for several years, he also led areas such as Shared Services, Procurement, Information Technology, Capital Projects and Vale Fertilizantes. He is also currently the Chairman of VLI, the second largest logistics provider in Brazil. He has extensive professional experience in the areas of Finance, Capital Markets and Strategic Planning, having held various executive positions at the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), as well as participation in Boards of Directors in companies such as The Mosaic Company, Suzano Papel e Celulose and the holding companies of Vale and Telemar (currently Oi). He was also a Consultant at McKinsey & Co. earlier in his career. 

He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ) and received a master in business administration degree with distinction from New York University (Leonard N. Stern School of Business).

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Board of Directors 

  • Daniel André Stieler - President
  • Marcelo Gasparino da Silva - Vice-President
  • André Viana Madeira
  • Douglas James Upton
  • Fernando Jorge Buso Gomes
  • João Luiz Fukunaga
  • José Luciano Duarte Penido
  • Luis Henrique Cals de Beauclair Guimarães
  • Manuel Lino Silva de Sousa Oliveira (Ollie) - Lead Independent Director
  • Paulo Hartung 
  • Rachel de Oliveira Maia
  • Shunji Komai 
  • Vera Marie Inkster (Marie)

For information about the members of the Board of Directors