Leadership and Administration Board
Executive Vice President, Projects
Alexandre Silva D'Ambrosio
Executive Vice President, Corporate and External Affairs
Executive Vice President, Operations
Executive Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations
Executive Vice President, Iron Solutions
Maria Luiza de Oliveira Pinto e Paiva
Executive Vice President, Sustainability
Executive Vice President, People
Executive Vice President, Technical
Executive Vice President, Base Metals*
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.
Board of Directors
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
Fernando Jorge Buso Gomes
João Luiz Fukunaga
José Luciano Duarte Penido
Luis Henrique Cals de Beauclair Guimarães
Manuel Oliveira (Ollie)
Lead Independent Director
Rachel de Oliveira Maia
Vera Marie Inkster
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).
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)
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