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Gustavo Werneck has been CEO of Gerdau since January 2018 and a member of its board of directors since 2019. Previously, he was head of Gerdau Aços Brasil, the company's flagship business in Brazil. He has been with the Company since 2004, having held diverse strategic positions, such as Chief Information Officer (CIO), Industrial Director at Gerdau India and Industrial Director at Gerdau Aços Especiais. Gustavo has a mechanical engineering degree from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), MBAs in Project Management from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas and in Business Management from INSPER, and has completed programs on Leading Change and Organizational Renewal at the Harvard Business School and Advanced Corporate Finance at the London Business School. He is the chairman of the Latin American Steel Association (Alacero) for 2022-2023. He is also a member of Brazil Steel Institute, Juntos Somos + and the American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham), and director emeritus of the global movement Capitalismo Consciente. Gustavo is also the coordinator of Grupo Impacto and CEO’s Legacy (Fundação Dom Cabral). He was twice elected Valor Executive in the Steel, Mining and Metallurgy category by the Valor Econômico newspaper (2020/2021) and one of the 10 CEOs who best communicate with journalists by Negócios da Comunicação magazine and by CECOM (Communication Studies Center). He recently signed one more pact on diversity and inclusion pact - the Racial Equity Pact - drafted by 140 supporters, including CEOs.

Chairman:

Gustavo Werneck (Brazil)

  • Former president of Alacero (2016-2018)
  • CEO ArcelorMittal Long Carbon Americas
  • MBA Finance and Marketing, Universidad Austral Argentina
  • Metallurgical Engineer, Universidad Federal Fluminense. 
Vice Chairman:

Jefferson de Paula (Brazil)

  • General Director, Deacero
  • Vice President of the National Chamber of the Iron and Steel Industry (Canacero, Mexico)
  • Chairman of the Steel Museum Horno3
  • Industrial Engineer, Purdue University
Director:

Raúl Gutiérrez Muguerza (Mexico)

  • Is a Business Administrator graduated from the University of Kansas and also holds a degree in top management of J.L. Kellogg School of Business in Chicago.
  • Since 2013, he serves as Corporate President of the Group with responsibility for the operations in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama and Puerto Rico, and the distribution centers in other Central American countries.
  • He has served on the Boards of Directors of the National Association of Entrepreneurs ANDI in Colombia, the Board of Centro Fundesarrollo in Barranquilla and is currently a board member of Alacero.
Director:

Carlos Arturo Zuluaga (Colombia)

  •  23 years of experience, with 14 years in Gerdau. Holds the positions of (i) Executive Director – Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay, (ii), member of the board of the Instituto Aço Brasil (Brazilian Steel Institute), (iii) President of the CBCA – Brazilian Institute for Steel Construction, (iv) member of the board of  FIESP/ Concic -  Superior Council of the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo, civil construction committee (v) member of the board of Abramat – Brazilian Association of Construction Material Producers.
  • He is Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), with a MBA from Manchester Business School (UK) and has studied Corporate Finance at FGV/ ISAE.
Director:

Marcos Faraco Wahrhaftig (Brazil)

Máximo Vedoya is the CEO of Ternium, one of the leading steel companies in the Americas, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TX). Ternium had annual sales
of US $ 11,500 million in 2018, and has 20,800 employees.

Máximo Vedoya is the President of the Latin American Steel Association (Alacero), President of the National Chamber of the Iron and Steel Industry (Canacero) in Mexico, Vice President of the Chamber of the Industry of Transformation (Caintra) Nuevo León and Vice President of the Confederation of Industrial Chambers (Concamin).

Since 1992 he has held various positions in the areas of Planning, Sales, Exports and Commercial, in the Ternium companies in Argentina and Venezuela. In 2010 he assumed the Executive Presidency of Ternium Región Andina (Colombia), in 2012 he assumed the position of Executive President of Ternium Mexico, and on March 1, 2018 he was appointed CEO of Ternium.

He graduated as an Industrial Engineer from the Technological Institute of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and studied the Master of Science with a specialty in Administration (Master of Science in Management) at Stanford University (E.E.U.U.).

Director:

Máximo Vedoya (Mexico)

  • Chairman and General Director, Ternium Argentina.
  • Chairman of Argentina's Steel Chamber.
  • Member of the Administration Council of the Institute of Technology of Buenos (ITBA).
  • Member of the Advisory Council of the NGO “Un Techo para mi País” (“A roof for my country”).
  • Industrial Engineer, Institute of Technology of Buenos (ITBA), class of 1981.
  • Master in Sciences of Management, Standford University.
Treasury:

Martín Berardi (Argentina)

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