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Management, Board & Commitees

Votorantim Cimentos’ main governance bodies are the Board of Directors, the Advisory Committees and the Executive Board. These bodies act in complete synergy, from their remuneration to the preparation of the Company’s guidelines, always aiming to achieve better economic, financial, social and environmental results.

See the composition of Votorantim Cimentos’ Board of Directors, Advisory Committees and Executive Board.

Board of Executive and Statutory Officers

The Executive Board, under the terms of the Company’s Bylaws, is composed of at least 3 and at most 7 Executive Officers elected by the Company’s Board of Directors, with a mandate of two years, reelection being permitted. It is in charge of the conduction and execution of the activities described in the Company’s Corporate Purpose and for the execution of the strategic planning defined by the Board of Directors.

Members Positions
Álvaro Lorenz Sustainability, Institutional Relations, Project Development and Engineering Director See

He has a degree in Mining Engineering from UFRGS (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul) and an MBA in Business Management from FGV.

Álvaro has over 34 years of professional experience, mostly in the construction materials sector, having worked in some multinational companies in different positions and countries. He participates in several global initiatives related to sustainability (comprising the areas of Safety, Environment, Social Transformation, Eco-efficiency and Energy), representing Votorantim Cimentos and the cement sector, as well as initiatives linked to innovation and R&D and engineering projects (both brownfield and greenfield). He is also responsible for issues related to Institutional Relations and Advocacy. He is a member of the Board of Instituto Votorantim.

Cristiano Brasil People, Management, Communication and IT Director See

Director of People, Management, Communication and IT at Votorantim Cimentos, Cristiano Brasil has experience in Human Resources, Management and Operations for over 17 years in large companies such as AmBev, Pão de Açúcar and TOTVS. With a degree in Computer Engineering from Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Cristiano worked in the People and Management areas at AmBev, where he also worked as Plant Manager for four years. At Grupo Pão de Açúcar he took on the position of Corporate Manager of Management and Performance. At TOTVS he remained at the head of the Human Resources area for two years. And, currently, at Votorantim Cimentos, he works in critical projects in the area of People, Management, Communication, and IT.

Eduardo Costa de Almeida Brazil Finance Director See

Chief Financial Officer of Votorantim Cimentos. Eduardo Almeida has more than 15 years of experience in the financial area, with experience in auditing and in the construction materials sector, having worked both in Brazil and abroad for Holcim. He has a degree in Accounting from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, a post graduate degree from Fundação Getúlio Vargas, and a senior management program from IMD Switzerland. Eduardo has been with Votorantim Cimentos since July 2015, where he has already served as controller manager and currently has the responsibility of CFO.

Hugo S. Armelin Sales, Marketing and Concrete Director See

Graduated in Civil Engineering from USP and has a post-graduate degree in Concrete Technology, also from USP. He worked in civil construction projects in North America and Latin America, having worked for Lafarge and Eternit Groups. Today, he is the head of Sales, Marketing and Concrete at Votorantim Cimentos.

Marcelo Castelli Global Chief Executive Officer See

Marcelo Castelli is the Global CEO of Votorantim Cimentos, a leading Brazilian company in the construction materials, minerals and solutions market, and the sixth largest in the world ranking of the sector. Castelli leads a team of more than 11,000 people, with operations in 11 countries: Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Bolivia, United States, Canada, Spain, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, and Luxembourg. Castelli consolidated his long career as an executive in the pulp and paper industry, where he held leadership positions in production, projects, and business areas in large companies in the sector.

Mariangela Daniele Maruishi Bartz Global Legal Director See

She graduated in Law from USP in 1999 and in Business Administration from FGV in 1997, specializing in Securities in 2001, and also attended the Transformational Leadership Program at MIT. She is the author of articles and technical chapters on law and legal department management published in specialized magazines and books. She has vast market experience in leadership positions in Brazil and abroad in several segments and large companies. She began his career at UNIBANCO and CITIBANK acting as Project Manager and trainee. Later she worked at law firms in the regulatory banking, financial, capital markets and M&A areas. At Companhia VALE, she initially worked in the corporate and project area at the company’s headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, coordinating several projects in Brazil, Europe, Africa, North America and Asia. Later, she was allocated for 5 years in Shanghai, China, until she became Corporate Legal Director acting in all countries of its structure. In October 2017, she went to Fibria as Legal Director responsible for the areas of Tax and Legal, Legal Compliance for Brazil, USA, Hong Kong and Austria. In February 2019, Mariangela assumed the position of Global Legal Director at Votorantim Cimentos.

Osvaldo Ayres Filho Director of Cement, Logistics and Adjacent Business Operations See

Global CFO at Votorantim Cimentos S/A since September/2017. He was Chief Operating Officer VCBR. CFO VCBR and CFO at VCEAA for 2.5 years and Controller at Fibria Celulose S.A. for 6 years, when he joined in 2004. Before Votorantim, he built his career in companies such as Avon Cosmetics, Ciba Specialty Chemicals and VCP. He has a degree in Business Administration from Universidade Mackenzie in 1999 and a post-graduate degree in Finance from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in 2002.

Bianca Nasser Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations See

With a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and a master’s degree in Administration and Finance from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Nasser has solid background and market experience. Throughout her career, she has held executive positions at Petrobras and at the Brazilian National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES, for its initials in Portuguese).

At Petrobras, where she worked from 2002 to 2019, Nasser started her career as Finance Coordinator and reached the position of Executive Manager of Corporate Finance and Treasury.

Since October 2019, Nasser had been the CFO (Chief Financial Officer) and IRO (Investor Relations Officer) at BNDES.

Board of Directors

It is composed of seven effective members, four of whom are independent, elected by the General Meeting, and the Bylaws establish that the Council will always be composed of at least 20% independent members. The mandate is for two years, reelection being allowed. The Board of Directors is responsible for establishing long-term strategies and defining the main business guidelines, in addition to the decisions defined in the Bylaws. The Board of Directors may be assisted by Committees and Work Groups, set up with defined objectives. The Chairman of the Board of Directors does not hold an executive position in the company.

Clarissa Lins See

An Economist by training, Clarissa worked on important projects in the public sector early in her career, as part of the Real Plan team at the Ministry of Finance, and as an advisor to the CEO of the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES), contributing to the structuring of privatization projects. She also worked at Petrobras, where she was responsible for the company’s Corporate Strategy area.
Clarissa also had relevant experience at Fundação Brasileira para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável (FBDS), a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable development in Brazil.
In November 2019, she was elected President of IBP (Oil and Gas Institute), a position she will leave in March 2021.
Currently, Clarissa has been dedicating herself to Catavento, her own consultancy for topics related to strategy and sustainability, as well as participation in Board and Committees.
With proven experience in Corporate Governance, Clarissa was Chair of Shell’s External Evaluation Committee from 2012 to 2015; served on Vale’s Sustainability Committee from 2017 to 2019; on the Board, Strategy, HSE and Audit Committee of Petrobras between 2018 and 2019 and, more recently, on Suzano’s Sustainability Committee, of which she is still a member.

Fabio Ermírio de Moraes See

He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado in 1984, and post-graduated in Business Administration from CEAG of Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) in 1987. Fábio started working for the Votorantim Group in April 1985 and has held various positions since then, including Vice-President of VCSA, and Director of Cia. Cimento Portland Itaú, Cimentos Tocantins S.A.

Francisco de Sá Neto See

Civil Engineer graduated from the Federal University of Bahia, with an MBA in Finance and Organizational Behavior from the University of California, Berkeley. With a career of over 20 years in leadership positions, Francisco has solid experience in the management of large companies such as AbInBev and The Kraft Heinz. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Votorantim Cimentos.

José Roberto Ermírio de Moraes See

José Roberto Ermírio de Moraes has been a member of the Board of Directors of Votorantim Participações since 2015 and a member of the Board of Votorantim Cimentos since 2019. He was CEO of Votorantim Celulose e Papel, Director of Votorantim Metais and President of Votorantim Industrial. He has been a member of the Strategic Council of the Institute for Industrial Development Studies since 2001.
He is a metallurgist engineer graduated from the Engineering School of Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado, with an extension course in Production Engineering from Fundação Vanzolini (USP).

Luis Antonio dos Santos Pretti See

Luiz Pretti is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Votorantim Cimentos S.A and of Amcham. He was President of Banco Cargill and Cargill Brasil from 2005 until December 2019. Pretti is o led also, the company’s treasury management in Brazil and Latin America.
Additionally, Luiz Pretti, is a member of the Boards of Directors of EZtec S.A, Grupo Martins and Ache Farmacêutica.
In the social area, he is a board member of Turma do Jilo, Projeto Sê-los, Will Women in Leadership LA and part of the CEO Legacy Group. (Dom Cabral Foundation).
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado.

Markus Akermann See

Mr. Markus Akermann holds an M.Econ. (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland). He studied Economics and Social Sciences at the Universities of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and Sheffield, UK. He holds an M.Econ. Graduation from the University of St. Gallen. He has working experience as Managing Director: Holcim Group from 2002 to 2012, Chairman: Holcim Group Support Ltd from 2002 to 2012 and Member of the Board of Directors: Holcim Ltd, Switzerland from 2002 to 2013, ACC and Ambuja Cements Ltd, Mumbai, India from 2005 to 2012 and of Outokumpu Oyi, Helsinki, Finland. He holds a position of trust as a member of the Board of Directors of Votorantim Cimentos S.A. from 2013 to date.

Sergio Malacrida See

Sergio Malacrida has been CFO of Votorantim S.A. since 2015. He was Treasury Director at Votorantim S.A., CFO at Votorantim Energia and Treasurer at Fibria. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Votorantim S/A, Votorantim Cimentos and the Finance Committee of Votorantim Cimentos and a board member at Citrosuco, Votorantim Energia and the Long Steel Business. In 2021, he was appointed CEO of Altre, the real estate investiment of Votorantim S.A.
He was a partner at PR&A Financial Products, a partner at Vinci Partners and CFO of Vanguarda Agro.
He holds a degree in Economics from FEA/USP, a Master’s degree in Pure Mathematics from IME/USP and a Bachelor’s degree in Literature from FFLCH/USP.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is responsible for advising the Board in the evaluation and monitoring of issues in the financial sphere involving the analysis of the macroeconomic scenario that may affect the company; financial guidelines, among them cash management and liquidity guidelines for the Company; and the monitoring and evaluation of alternatives for mitigating risk factors, among other duties defined in its Internal Rules approved by the Board of Directors.

Organization, Compensation and People Committee

The Organization, Compensation and People Committee is responsible for advising the Board of Directors on the appropriate monitoring of issues related to compensation models, nomination of management candidates, the senior management succession plan, and the corporate culture, values and beliefs, among other duties defined in its Internal Rules approved by the Board of Directors.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee advises the Board on the appropriate monitoring of issues related to the continuity of the business, regarding the effectiveness and integrity of internal controls, risk identification and management, the quality and integrity of financial reports, including financial statements, and the work performed by the external audit, among other duties defined in its Internal Rules approved by the Board of Directors.

Working Groups

To assist in the conduct of specific topics the Board of Directors may establish Working Groups, and is currently assisted by four groups, made up of members of the Board of Directors, which address topics related to: Decarbonization and ESG, Mergers, Acquisitions and Strategy in Brazil (M&A), Mergers, Acquisitions and International Strategy (M&A), and Innovation.