Usiminas Board of Directors approves new company managers
At a meeting of the Board of Directors held today (19), the new composition of the Statutory Board of Usiminas for a new two-year term was approved. Alberto Ono, vice president of Finance and Investor Relations, assumes the presidency of the company. The position until then managed by Alberto will be occupied by Thiago da Fonseca Rodrigues; Gino Ritagliati takes over as Vice President of Corporate Planning and Toshihiro Miyakoshi as Vice President of Technology and Quality. Américo Ferreira Neto continues as Industrial Vice President and Miguel Homes, in the position of Commercial Vice President. Sergio Leite, who has been at the helm of the company for the past six years, assumes the position of chairman of the Board of Directors.
Alberto Ono – President
He has worked at Usiminas for 13 years, where he held the positions of Director of Planning and Control and Vice-President of Finance and Investor Relations. He holds a degree in Metallurgical Engineering from USP, where he also completed his master’s degree in the same area. He later completed his PhD at the University of Tokyo, Japan. The executive also worked at Aços Villares, CBMM and Grupo Votorantim.
Thiago da Fonseca Rodrigues – Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations
Graduated in Business Administration from PUC-RJ and post-graduated in Management from IBMEC-RJ, he participated in executive programs in Switzerland and England. He worked, among other companies, in the Brazilian operation of Ternium and Vale. He is a member of the Tax Affairs Council of Firjan and director of the Brazilian Foreign Trade Association (AEB). He was a member of the Usiminas Audit Committee.
Américo Ferreira Neto – Industrial Vice President
With a career spanning more than 30 years at Usiminas, he worked in the areas of Maintenance, Hot and Cold Rolling and, in 2016, became the executive director of Usina de Cubatão. In 2019, he held the same position at Usina de Ipatinga until he became Industrial Vice-President in 2020. Electric industrial engineer graduated from Unisanta, with a specialization in industrial automation and an MBA in project management, he also holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Escola Polytechnic of the University of São Paulo.
Gino Ritagliati – Vice President of Corporate Planning
Graduated in Accounting, with specializations in Economics and Finance, he was a member of the Audit Committee at Usiminas. He has more than 15 years of experience in positions in the area of Economic Planning, Commercial and Industrial Engineering in the Ternium Techint group in Argentina and Brazil.
Toshihiro Miyakoshi – Vice President of Technology and Quality
The executive returns to Brazil for his second season at the company, after a stint at Unigal, in 2014. Graduated in metallurgy, he began his career at Nippon Steel, having held several positions directly linked to production and management.
Miguel Homes – Vice President Commercial
Economist graduated from the Catholic University of Caracas, he participated in executive education programs at the universities of Chicago and Stanford, in the USA. He has a career spanning more than 20 years dedicated to the steel sector, having held several positions in the Ternium Techint group in countries such as Venezuela, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia. He has been leading the commercial vice-presidency at Usiminas for four years.
Sergio Leite – Chairman of the Board of Directors
With more than 45 years of career at Usiminas, he held the position of president from 2016 to 2022. Previously, he held 13 executive positions and has been on the company’s Statutory Board since 2008. Graduated in Metallurgical Engineering from UFRJ and Master in Engineering from UFMG, he has several specializations in the area of Quality. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Instituto Aço Brasil and of the Strategic Council of the Federation of Industries of the State of Minas Gerais, as well as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Association of Metallurgy and Materials.
Usiminas is the leader in the Brazilian flat steel market and one of the largest steel complexes in Latin America. The company has industrial and logistics units located in six Brazilian states and is present in the entire steelmaking chain – from ore extraction, through steel production to its transformation into customized capital goods and products for the market. It has the largest and most innovative Steel Research and Development Center in Latin America. The progress registered by the steelmaker in recent years guarantees innovation, technology and quality in all production lines, and allows the company to offer the market a diversified portfolio, with emphasis on products and services with high added value.
For its environmental management, Usiminas was the second steelmaker in the world certified with ISO14001. The company also contributes to the development of the communities where it operates, through the Usiminas Institute and the São Francisco Xavier Foundation, offering projects in the areas of health, education, culture, sports and social development. It is a signatory to commitments such as the UN Global Compact, the WEPS Platform and the LGBTI+ Business and Rights Forum, as well as the Business Coalition for Racial and Gender Equity.
Usiminas shares are traded on the São Paulo, New York (ADR level I) and Madrid stock exchanges.
Corporate Communications and Institutional Relations Department
Ana Gabriela Dias Cardoso