Pinheiro Neto Advogados Consultant in Brasilia. Operates in the mining sector, advising on regulatory issues, industry policy, mergers and acquisitions, financing, general contracts and corporate law. He has also worked on capacity building projects for other countries in the area of natural resources. He IS graduated in Law from the University of Brasilia and earned his Masters (Distinguished) in Law and Natural Resources Policy from the Center for Energy, Mineral and Petroleum Law and Policy (CEPMLP) at the University of Dundee, UK. In addition to his role as a lawyer, he is currently a part-time Professor at the Faculty of Law and a Doctoral student at UnB.



Civil Engineer with Post Graduation in Security Engineering. He has worked at PETROBRAS for more than 35 years, 25 of which at the Paraná Refinery as Safety Engineer, Industrial Safety Manager and Safety, Environment and Health Coordinator (SMS) of the expansion projects of the operating units. Alexandre worked as the Corporate Security Manager and Coordinator of the implementation of PETROBRAS Corporate SMS Guidelines. He is currently a Consultant in Risk Management and coordinates the CCPS Meetings of Exchange of Experiences in Process Safety in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Salvador. He also coordinates an SST Benchmark Group in Curitiba and Ducts Risk Community Meetings in partnership with IBP, ANP, Petrobras and Transpetro.



He is a retired federal judge, having worked in Brasília, Mato Grosso, Paraná and Rio Grande do Sul. His activities in the Judiciary are associated with more than 28 years devoted to the analysis and decision of issues of high complexity in the public sector, including in the energy, oil and mining sector, solving crises of the public-private relationships, predominantly in matters of Constitutional law, Administrative, Tax and Criminal. He is specialized in compliance issues, where he teaches courses for the public control sectors. He has extensive experience in public management, biddings, contracts, regulation, supervision, control and public policy. He holds a doctorate in Law from Carlos III University in Madrid, Spain, with a degree validated by the University of Brasilia (UnB). He has several articles published in magazines and specialized websites in Law, highlighting his last texts published in subjects of civil and administrative responsibility for illicit practices against the Public Administration. In his role as Secretary of Geology, Mining and Mineral Transformation, he is responsible for the public management of the Geology and Mining sector, with activities in the fields of research, exploration, technology, control, sustainability of natural resources, and implementation of public policies, in addition to articulation with the other sectors and federal entities for the development of the sector. His experience in the area of public management contributes to the Brazilian mineral industry to become more agile and dynamic, improving results and jobs for the country.




Born in Rio de Janeiro, the new minister has over 40 years of services rendered to the Navy and was a parliamentary advisor to defend the interests of the Force in the National Congress. Former Director General of Nuclear and Technological Development of the Navy, is currently part of the Board of Directors of Nuclebrás. In academic life, he has a postgraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Brasilia (UnB); MBA in International Management from the Postgraduate Institute of Business Research at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ);  and MBA in Public Management from the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV). He also attended the High Studies in Politics and Strategy course at the War College.Bento Alburquerque was General Director of the Secretariat of the Inter-American Defense Board in Washington (USA);  and served as a military observer of the UN Peace Forces in the former Yugoslavia in Sarajevo and Dubrovnik.



Graduated in Accounting and Economics from UFMG, with an MBA in Finance and refresher courses at Harvard Business School and Columbia University. She has 22 years of experience in Finance, Auditing and Controlling. Currently, Ana Cristina is responsible for the Financial Management of Anglo American’s operations in Brazil, comprising the Iron Ore and Nickel business, and accounting for the areas of Corporate Finance and M & A, Investment Management and Capital, Planning and Budget, Accounting and Business Development . She began her career as an external auditor at Arthur Andersen and Deloitte, where she worked for 8 years, being responsible for auditing projects in large Brazilian and multinational companies. From 2006 to 2012, she worked at Holcim, a swiss cement industry, responsible for Controlling and Internal Control areas. She started working at Anglo American in 2012 as a General Financial Manager and, since April 2015, she is the Company’s Chief Financial Officer in Brazil.  Strongly engaged in Diversity and Inclusion, she is a representative of these Anglo American Group initiatives for operations in Brazil.



Ana is a Managing Partner and co-founder of A10 Investimentos, a leading Brazilian M&A and private equity boutique. A10 Investimentos Fund is the controlling shareholder of Sigma Lithium, one of the largest hard rock lithium companies in the Americas, with over 52.4 Mt of mineral deposits (or 1.8 million tonnes of LCE).Ana has over 25 years of experience as a senior banker at global investment banks in New York, London and Sao Paulo and over 15 years of experience as an investor. Prior to founding A10, Ana was Head of Latin American Capital Markets at Goldman Sachs in New York and a Managing Director at the firm. She was one of the four senior bankers Goldman assigned to Brazil to build its local banking and markets operations in 2007. Ana was also Head of Latin American investment banking consumer & healthcare at Barclays in Sao Paulo. She has also held senior positions at Merrill Lynch in London and New York for over 8 years. Ana was also a co-founder of a successful internet portal sold to GP Investimentos in 2000. Afterwards, she advised several boards of media & technology companies. Including Lojas Americanas digital (later B2W), Turner Broadcasting Latin America and Along her career, Ana has been involved in over 100 capital markets and M&A transactions, totaling more than US$ 110 billion. Five of the transactions she led won the prestigious IFR ”Deal of the Year” award including the Vale Privatization in 1996 and the acquisition of Inco by Vale in 2006. She has an MBA degree from Columbia Business School and a Masters in Finance degree from London Business School. Ana serves on the Advisory Board of Columbia University Global Centers and also serves on the Board of The American School of Sao Paulo (Graded School). Ana is one of the 40 co-founders of Mulheres do Brasil, a not for profit with over 30,000 active professional women members, focused on women oriented policy-making and advocacy, with over 30,000 members and branches in six countries.



Journalist, commentator of Studio i, of GloboNews, and Brasilia correspondent of Brazil Journal. Specialized in economics and political risk, over the past 20 years she has worked for Folha de S. Paulo, Zero Hora, Reuters, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (USA) and Der Taggespiegel (Germany). As a reporter, she covered topics as diverse as the Elections in Brazil and in the US, the “Mensalão” trial, the September 11 attacks, and Humanitarian crises in Africa. Between 2017 and 2018, she was special advisor to the Minister of Finance. She has a degree in Journalism and a Master’s degree in International Relations.




Director of ESA Socioambiental Consulting, works in the evaluation and implementation of projects of corporate social responsibility, Social Leave and engagement with stakeholders. Researcher at the FEI Post-Doctorate University Center and member of the LSO Research Group in the Mining Sector. Lawyer; Master in Integrated Management, Health and Safety; PhD in Economics, Company and Society by Univ. from Alicante, Spain. Developed research on LSO in the Brazilian mineral sector. In the corporate area, she worked on CSR, community relations and private social investment projects at Sebrae; Intercement Institute; Shell Raízen; Votorantim Institute; NEXA; CBA; Votorantim Cement; Yamana Gold and Vale.



Anita supports top management in their transformations to achieve sustainable impact by focusing on culture, talent processes, organizational design, diversity and inclusion. She co-leads McKinsey’s Culture & Change work in Latin America and our Women lnitiative. Anita joined McKinsey in 2005 and in her time with McKinsey at four different offices (Madrid, Washington D.C., San Francisco and currently Rio de Janeiro), she has helped organizations in Europe, in the United States and across industries with a focus on basic materials, mining and other heavy industries.



Alexandre worked as the Corporate Security Manager and Coordinator of the implementation of PETROBRAS Corporate SMS Guidelines. He is currently a Consultant in Risk Management and coordinates the CCPS Meetings of Exchange of Experiences in Process Safety in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Salvador. He also coordinates an SST Benchmark Group in Curitiba and Ducts Risk Community Meetings in partnership with IBP, ANP, Petrobras and Transpetro. Bucharest, and São Paulo; TAV Brazil high-speed rail, dams: Queimado, Serra do Facão, Batalha, Simplício and Ferreira Gomes; geotechnical risks: Metrô-SP and Vale). He was president of the Brazilian Committee of Tunnels (CBT), the International Association of Tunnels and Underground Space (ITA) and the Brazilian Association of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ABMS). He taught various courses about rock mechanics, dams, underground works and risk management of geotechnical works, in twenty countries and ten different universities in Brazil. He also works as a consultant for hydroelectric projects, underground works and risk management in Brazil and abroad.



Business Manager, responsible for the Vale Intersectoral Partnerships Area. Se has 26 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Graduated in Sustainability Management from the University of Lueneburg – InWent; Master in Marketing from IBMEC Business School, Specialist in Leadership Development – Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT, and Development of Cities and Territories – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ. She is a Fellow and Coach of the Global Women in Management (GWIN), CEDPA (Center for Development and Population Activities/ Plan Internacional USA), a program that strengthens and empowers women to foster and broaden their representation and impact on leadership positions in all sectors and institutions in the world). She is associated with Business and Professional Women – BPW Rio (an international organization that brings together women entrepreneurs and professionals with common ideals). Andreia was one of the finalists of the 2017 Leading Women Awards, organized annually by The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). She is one of the founders of the program Women in Mining Brazil.



Barbara Mattos is a Senior Vice President at Moody’s Corporate Finance Group in São Paulo, Brazil, and is an analyst responsible for the credit analysis and rating process of a diversified portfolio of companies in Latin America, including the mining, paper and cellulose and protein sectors.  Prior to joining Moody’s in 2011, she worked at FRAM Capital as an equity analyst and at ABN Amro Bank in the area of strategic planning / investor relations. She also worked at Wintershall AG and Cambridge Energy Research Associates in Cambridge, MA, USA. She received her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo and MBA from Yale Graduate School of Management in New Haven, holding the title “CFA Charterholder”.



Since joining MAC in 2011, Ben has been responsible for the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative, MAC’s award-winning program focused on enabling mining companies to meet society’s needs for minerals, metals and energy products in the most socially, economically and environmentally responsible way. In 2019, Ben took on the role of Senior Vice President and is responsible for overseeing MAC’s work related to Indigenous Peoples, Public Affairs & Communications and Government Relations. Ben began working in the mining industry in 2004 at the Myra Falls Operations in British Columbia as an Environmental Supervisor. Prior to MAC, Ben served as Vice President, Environment and Technical Affairs for the Mining Association of British Columbia and was also a Senior Policy Analyst with Natural Resources Canada.



Chief Executive Officer of AngloGold Ashanti Brazil. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MSc) in Advanced Management (Insead / FDC), Skills Tolls and Management (Kellog School / FDC), Management and Development (University of Cape Town) and MBA in Finance (IBMEC). He has been with AngloGold Ashanti for 29 years, holding executive positions in the areas of management, finance and operation, in different units of the group in Brazil. He is a member of the Board of Directors of IBRAM (Brazilian Mining Institute), Strategic Council of the Federation of Industries of the State of Minas Gerais (FIEMG) and Board of Igarapava Hydroelectric Power Plant.



For nearly 20 years, Mr. Gardner has held executive positions at global and junior mining companies such as Anglo American Group and Trans Hex Group. Mr. Gardner also was a co-founder and managing partner of Hardac Investments, a private equity firm focused on investing in junior mining companies in Africa. Hardac’s major co-investors included Lazare Kaplan International in New York (one of DeBeers’ largest customers in the US) and Mvelaphanda Holdings (South Africa’s largest Black Economic Empowerment Group) in Johannesburg. Mr. Gardner’s extensive global career also includes positions such as General Manager of Operations at Highveld Steel and CEO at Trans Hex Group. Mr. Gardner has an MBA as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering.



Operations Director of the Brazilian Company for Industrial Research and Innovation – EMBRAPII. Full Professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). Holds a PhD in Automation Engineering from the University of Stuttgart, Germany; as well as a Master and Bachelor in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from UFRGS respectively. He was a visiting researcher at the United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) Hartford, Connecticut, United States, from 2000 to 2001, where he was part of Smart Buildind-themed project development, in collaboration with the Medial Lab of the Massachusetts institute of Technology (MIT), from the United States. From 2005 to 2009 he was the Technical Director of FIERGS Applied Research Center, coordinating projects in the area of ​​Telemedicine and Automation. His research focuses on the study of methodologies and support tools for the development of real-time embedded systems, with emphasis on the use of automation and the distribution of objects linked to industrial communication protocols. He is a Level 1 researcher at CNPq; and Associate Editor of the publications: “Control Engineering Practice” and “Annual Reviews in Control”, both of Editora Elsevier; and co-author of over 300 scientific articles on topics in his field. During his academic life, Carlos oriented more than 50 doctoral and masters theses. In 2012, Dr. Pereira was awarded the prestigious Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Prize, awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for internationally recognized scientists and researchers in his professional area.



Professional with outstanding experience in Management for Sustainability, Social Governance, Development of Leadership for Sustainability, Business and Inclusive Markets. Performance in Projects, Programs and Consultancies in the Sustainability area, in Brazil and abroad. Representative of Brazil in institutions, projects, congresses and international events in this segment. Board member of foundations and associative entities. Teaching experience at Fundação Dom Cabral in subjects related to Sustainability, Management Responsibility for Sustainability, Ethics and Social Responsibility, among others.



Journalist graduated from Universidade Federal Fluminense, with 35 years of professional experience. She worked in the vehicles section (among others): Jornal do Brasil, Veja magazine and Rede Globo. She wrote the book “Tragedy in Mariana” published by Record publishing company in 2018.



President Donald J. Trump nominated David G. Zatezalo to be the 9th Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health. He has spent a lifetime working in mining.  He began his career as a union miner and since then has held positions at a number of companies as shift foreman, engineering superintendent, mine manager, vice president of operations and chief executive officer.  Zatezalo has worked in mining all across the U.S. and internationally in Australia. He has a degree in mining engineering from West Virginia University and is a registered professional engineer in Ohio and West Virginia. He also has an MBA from Ohio University. He is the past chairman of the Kentucky Coal Association and the Ohio Coal Association.  He’s been a member of the Mine Rescue Veterans of the Pittsburgh District.



Vale´s Chief Executive Officer since April 2019.  During his career in the Company, he stood out as Director of Logistics, Operations and Basic Metals.  Eduardo was also a Member of Vale´s Board of Directors em 2016 e 2017.  He is a metallurgical engineer, with solid experience to lead complex operations and establish a culture of safety and operational excellence. His management is focused on three pillars: Safety, People, and Repair.



Mr. Ledsham was the head of the Brazilian Geological Survey (CPRM), linked to the Ministry of Mines and Energy, from August 2016 to August 2017. Between 2012 and 2015 he was the CEO of B & A Mineração. He was also Global Director of Exploration and Development of Mineral Projects and Global Director of Energy, Fertilizers, Exploration, Development and Implementation of Projects for Vale, where he worked for 26 years.



Professor of the Department of Mining Engineering, UFRGS. With an academic and industrial profile, he has dedicated more than 25 years to the best use of explosives for mining and civil construction. Enrique is also founder and associate member of NITRO D. Ltda., an innovative auditing, consulting, training and instrumentation company for Disassembly, Drilling and Rock Mechanics. Member of the Board of Directors of ISEE – International Society of Explosives Engineers since 2017, while also working on the board of the ISEE Brazil Chapter and as an advisor of ISEE UFRGS Chapter. Enrique holds the J. Keith Brimacomb Award (2013) and the Presidents Award ISEE (2015). He is a mining engineer graduated from UFRGS, and holds a master’s degree and a PhD from the PPG3M – UFRGS.



Bachelor degree [Civil Engineering], Polytechnic School of Montreal, 1994; Master’s [Environment], McGill University, 1996; MBA [Strategic Management], University of British Columbia, 2000). Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada in 2002 after working in the private sector in Canada and abroad, providing business strategy consulting and project management of engineering. During the time she worked at the Ministry headquarters she held the following positions: Policy Officer in the Division of Science, Technology and Innovation; and in the Division of South Asia, Deputy Director of the Pacific and Southeast Asia Division; as well as Director of the Missions Support Division from 2014 to 2016. She also held positions abroad, including Hanoi, between 2004 and 2007, where she served as First Secretary in politics. Other positions were in Phnom Penh from 2008 to 2009 and in Guatemala City from 2010 to 2011 as Chargé d’Affaires. Her most recent overseas position was in Santiago, as Political Advisor, from 2011 to 2014.



Bachelor of Law from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. Postgraduate in Business Law from Gama Filho University. PhD in Law from the Autonomous University of Lisbon (Portugal). He was a member of the Tax Policy Council of the Federation of Industries of Minas Gerais (FIEMG); and the Normative and Appeals Chamber of the State Council of Environmental Policy of the State of Minas Gerais (COPAM). Lawyer, with outstanding performance in the mining and environmental areas.



Lawyer Partner of the Silveira, Athias, Soriano de Mello, Guimarães, Pinheiro & Scaff Advogados Law Firm; Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of São Paulo – USP; Professor of Law at the Federal University of Pará – UFPA; Author of books and articles on Tax Law and Mining.



Graduated in Metallurgical Engineering from the University Center of FEI (1976). His doctorate (1992, at the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo) dealt with the microstructure of rare earth supermagnets. He worked for 29 years as a researcher focusing on the magnetic behavior of materials at the Institute of Technological Research in São Paulo. Between 2012 and 2018 he was IPT’s CEO, having doubled the revenue from innovation in the institution. He is a full Professor and, since 2018, head of the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at USP Polytechnic School. Fernando conducts 3 research lines: the relationships between the microstructure and the magnetic behavior of engineering materials; the microstructural evolution generated by additive manufacturing and archaeometallurgy; and the application of modern microstructural analysis techniques to objects in the history of metallurgy in Brazil.



Graduated as a mechanical engineer. He has specialized in ergonomics and has been a full professor of ergonomics at the University of Bordeaux from 1993 to 2015. He is presently the scientific director of the Institute and the Foundation for Safety Culture in Toulouse, France.



Graduated in Geology from the Institute of Geosciences of USP (1997), Master in Mineral Resources from IGc-USP (2000) and PhD in Mineral Engineering from PMI / EPUSP, with the development of the project “The value of information quality in the declaration process of mineral resources”. Experience in public company (technical-scientific research), private, sectoral entities and consulting. Since 2010, she has been the Executive Director of GeoAnsata, evaluating mineral industry projects, processes and operations with emphasis on information quality for several clients in the mineral industry chain. Since 2016, she has been teaching courses related to the subject of her doctoral thesis (Declaration of Mineral Resources and Reserves, International Certification of Resources and Reserves, CBRR Guide, Quality of Information in the Mineral Industry, Quality Assurance/ Quality control (QAQC) and short-term courses in regular classes and In Company (15 editions, 155 trained professionals), classes and lectures (USP, Unesp, Unicamp), for undergraduate and graduate courses.




Graduated in geology from the University of Brasilia in 1996. From 1997 to 2000, he was a technical advisor to the Federal District Government, working in the then-district deep-well drilling program in needy communities. From 2000 to 2002, he worked on mining and geotechnical drilling campaigns. From 2002 until 2009, he took over the coordination of terrestrial geophysics of the companies HGeo|InterGeo, planning and executing over 40 geophysical surveys applied mostly to mineral exploration. During this period, he also participated as a researcher for the Brazilian Antarctic Program, and served as a forensic geophysicist collaborating in Federal Police and Brazilian Army Operations. Since March 2009 he has been the Operational Coordinator of the Agency for the Technological Development of the Brazilian Mineral Industry – ADIMB, where he is responsible for the entity’s financial management, project logistics and, since 2014, coordinates the development of a database of georeferenced mining exploration and mining in operation in Brazil.



Henrique is a Partner at McKinsey & Company where he is the leader of the Minas Gerais office, and practice of Mining and Metallurgy in Brazil. In this Company, since 2007, he has worked in Latin America, North America, Africa and Australia serving industrial clients in major transformations and performance accelerations.



Huw graduated with a degree in Political Theory and Government from the University of Wales, Swansea. He began his career with the Unilever Group – as a Graduate Personnel Management Trainee at Port Sunlight. Personnel Management roles with European responsibilities followed – at Philips Industries and Harris Corporation of the US. Later, Huw transferred to Sales Management with Harris and moved to work with McDonnell Douglas Information Systems in a European business development role. In 1990 he joined Siemens where he eventually became Senior Vice President, Line of Business Telecommunication for Siemens Business Services AG. Having worked for Siemens for 10 years, Huw moved to work in Sweden (1999-2009) where he specialised in high technology company development for European venture capitalists. He was involved in successfully leading the trade sales of both iD2 Technologies AB and Mobeon for $250m and 350m SEK respectively. In April 2010, Huw joined OXIS Energy Ltd.



State Deputy of Pará elected for the 2019/2022 quadrennium.Graduated in Accounting from the Federal University of Pará; and postgraduated in Management Accounting and Auditing from Unama/USP. He is an Auditor of the Secretariat of Finance/PA; reaching the position of delegate. He was Mayor-elected and re-elected of Moju, in the state of Pará. Currently, he holds one of the most important portfolios of the Helder Barbalho Government; and is Secretary of State for Economic Development, Mining and Energy.



Co-founder and executive director of I&D 101, a consulting firm specializing in Inclusion and Diversity strategy development and implementation. She has spent over eighteen years with clients transforming businesses in high performing organizations, creating and implementing strategies to reduce operational costs and achieve their business goals. She has international experience across multiple industries including mining, engineering, telecommunications and management consulting, where she worked directly for Hatch, Vale and Accenture and advised Fortune 500 organizations.
She is now driven to share her knowledge and experience to create a greater social impact. Jamile also serves as a board member of Women in Mining Canada, a leading organization for women in mining, which envisions an industry that fosters, promotes and empowers women. She holds a Project Management Professional designation, a Master’s Certificate in Project Management, and a Bachelor of Engineering degree.



PhD in Sciences from the Institute of Energy and Nuclear Research (2015), Master in Public Health from the University of São Paulo (2004), with specialization in Pollution Control Engineering from the School of Public Health at the University of São Paulo (1990). Undergraduate in Industrial Chemistry from the Federal University of Paraíba (1985). Working at CETESB – Environmental Company of the State of São Paulo since 1986, he served as manager of the Emergency Response Sector; and is currently an Advisor to the Presidency.




Master in Psychology from UFSC, focusing on Adult Learning and Work, Psychologist from PUCPR. National reference in Human Factors in OSH, her approach proposes an innovative work in the development of awareness, care and behavior change processes, both at the individual and collective level, using fundamentals of systemic thinking, dialogue and collaborative practices. Consultant and Speaker for 18 years in several business segments where she developed projects of Safety Culture, Care Leadership and Transforming Learning. She is the author of the book “Safe behavior: the psychology of safety and education for the prevention of diseases and accidents”, in second edition expanded by Editora Artesã (MG).



Kelvin Dushnisky was appointed Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of AngloGold Ashanti on September 1, 2018.  Mr. Dushnisky leads the execution of AngloGold Ashanti’s strategic priorities and oversees a global portfolio of mining operations and projects in Africa, South America and Australia, along with exploration interests and investments in North America. He also leads the company’s interface with key stakeholders including shareholders, host governments, communities and organised labour.  During a sixteen-year career with Barrick Gold Corporation, Mr. Dushnisky ultimately served as President and a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to Barrick he held senior executive positions with a number of private and listed companies.  Mr Dushnisky holds a B.Sc. (Hon.) degree from the University of Manitoba and M.Sc. and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of British Columbia.  He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Shanghai Gold Exchange, the Accenture Global Mining Executive Council, principal advisor to the Institute of Business Advisers Southern Africa and a member of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa.  Mr. Dushnisky is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and the Canadian Bar Association. He represents AngloGold Ashanti on the World Gold Council (Vice Chair) and the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) and he is a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Toronto-based University Health Network (UHN).



Leandro is a tax partner at Deloitte Canada and the Ontario Mining & Metals Tax leader. Leandro has over 19 years of experience advising international mining companies on tax accounting and tax consulting matters including mining taxation, tax audits, tax planning, corporate reorganizations, financial / tax modeling and financing structures. He has also been responsible for leading global tax client service teams in providing tax advice to mining companies primarily in Canada and the Latin America region.  He started his career in Brazil and spent 6 years practicing Brazilian and international taxation before moving to Toronto, Canada. Given his background and mining specialization Leandro has much experience in dealing with tax regimes in several Latin America countries including Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Peru.



Geologist graduated from the Federal University of Bahia (2012). She worked during 2013 at the Research and Exploration Department of Mirabela Mineração do Brasil, prospecting sulphide nickel in the south of the State of Bahia. From 2014 to 2018 she worked in Manaus (AM) as Researcher in geosciences, for the Company of Research of Mineral Resources (CPRM). Currently she works at the CPRM Superintendence in Belo Horizonte, at the Mineral Resource Management (GEREMI) . Lila holds a Master’s degree in economics and geology by UNB (University of Brasília).



Geologist graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 2008, Specialist in mining and metallurgical systems from the Federal University of Ouro Preto, Master in Applied Geosciences from the University of Brasilia and PhD student at the University of Brasilia. She has worked in Environmental licensing at the State Institute of Environment – INEA / RJ and was a Geologist at British Petróleum – BP Brasil. As an Infrastructure Analyst at the Ministry of Economy, since 2013, she has worked in the execution, supervision and management of several structuring projects in the country. Since 2017 she has been a technical advisor to the Department of Coordination of the Brazilian Nuclear Program Protection System (DCSipron), which is responsible for coordinating the security and protection activities of the Brazilian Nuclear Program at the political-strategic level. She  served as a technical advisor to the National Center for Nuclear Emergency Management (Cenagen) and the Brazilian Nuclear Program Development Committee (CDPNB), focusing on the elaboration of the Brazilian Nuclear Policy, the National Strategy for the Expansion of Nuclear Medicine, and the promotion of the mineral sector for nuclear research and mining, the application of nuclear technology in agriculture, and the training of human resources for the nuclear sector.



Regional Manager – Latin America, Roskill Information Services, based in São Paulo; Mining Engineer (USP 1986), with specialization courses abroad (in viability of mines) and MBA (FIA-2004). Worked in mining and consulting companies, mining and mineral based industries (metals, cement, fertilizers, etc.) – also in service companies (financial, trade, logistics, etc.) and government; has devoted himself to market and feasibility issues and economic-financial analysis.



26 years of experience in the mining industry, focusing on mineral research. He has worked in junior and majors companies in the US, Canada, South Africa and has been a director of CODELCO of Brazil Mineração for 10 and a half years. Graduated in geology from UFRJ, Master in Management and Policy of Mineral Resources by UNICAMP, MBA in Supply Chain Management from FGV. In addition to his professional practice at CODELCO, he is the president of CBRR; vice president of ADIMB; director of ABPM and president of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil Chile.



Economist, PhD in sustainable development. Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the Federal University of Pará. Former President and current Fiscal Adviser of the Brazilian Society of Ecological Economics (ECOECO). She has published about 70 articles in periodicals, book chapters and national and international newspapers. She is the author of the book. “Mining: curse or gift – the dilemma of the development of mineral-based regions (2007), which has served with reference to the debate on the theme of mining and local development. Between 2009-2015 she served as a scientific member of the International Resources Panel (IRP), an entity of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Since March 2015, as an initiative of the World Resources Forum (WRF) and the Swiss Government – Secretary of State for the Economy (SECO) – shas has been part of the Advisory Council of the Sustainability Forum of the Recycling Industry (SRI). From 2008 to 2011, she was an advisor to the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) of the Federal Government, where she worked on the preparation of the National Mining Plan and on the proposal to change the Law of Mining and Mineral Transformation (SGM). Financial Compensation for the Exploration of Mineral Resources (CFEM). Between 2011 and 2018 she worked in the public management of the Government of the State of Pará; (SEDEME), Industry, Commerce and Mining (SEICOM) and Science and Technology (SECTET) Secretariats. She also coordinated the State team in Regional Development programs, such as the Xingu Region Plan and the implementation of the Science and Technology Program (Inova Pará) focused on the Mineral Plan of the State of Pará (2014), and the creation of innovation environments in territories of the State of Pará. She is current director of International Agreements and Strategic Affairs of the Pro-Rector’s Office of International Relations (PROINTER) of the Federal University of Pará (UFPA).



Graduated in Economics and Master in Finance Managementfrom from PUC-RJ.  PhD in Innovation Management from from USP. She was an MBA finance Professor at Fundace (USP); and at Armando Álvares Penteado Foundation (FAAP).  She is currently the Country Head of UK Export Finance in Brazil. Ana has over 25 years of experience in corporate finance management focusing on financing operations, trade finance, risk management and international business. In addition, she has expertise in Project Structuring and Financing, International Loans, Capital Market Operations, Derivatives, Investments, Risk Management, Foreign Exchange Operations, Insurance and Reinsurance, Rating Agencies and Credit Analysis. She has experience in wealth management: asset portfolio analysis, fund selection and private equity opportunities; risk monitoring of financial assets; derivative operations management (options) and Hedge Fund analysis.



Ms. Nunes da Cunha is Senior Extractive Sector Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank (IBD), where she leads the Mining, Geothermal Energy and Hydrocarbons Cluster. She is responsible for coordinating multidisciplinary efforts and channeling technical assistance to support countries across the region in improving natural resource governance. With 15 years of professional experience both in the public and private sectors, she has specialized in issues management, stakeholder engagement and socio-political risk analysis, mostly in Latin America and in the mining industry. Prior to joining the IDB, she was external affairs manager at Vale. Natascha holds a Master’s degree in International Political Economy and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, both from The London School of Economics (LSE).



Professor Paul Worsey has recently retired after 38 years of teaching and research in the Mining Engineering Department at Missouri S&T. He was Associate Chair of Explosives Engineering in the department and Director of the department’s Experimental Mine. He was responsible for the initiation of the Explosives Engineering program at Missouri S&T, including M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Explosives Engineering and M.S. degree in Explosives Technology, with approximately 100 graduates in the past nine years. This program now offers over 20 courses related to rock blasting, explosives and pyrotechnics, many of which were developed by Professor Worsey. Paul has also taught on over 100 blasting and explosive short courses around the world and is a consultant in this field. He is the recipient of the President’s Award and the Industry Service Award from the International Society of Explosives Engineers.



Mr. Ridlen is President of Knight Piésold USA, located in Denver, Colorado. He has 30 years of experience in civil and geotechnical engineering in mining, water resources, energy, and public infrastructure markets. He is a recognized leader in the design and construction of water dams and tailings dams, experienced in a variety of construction methods and materials, including compacted rockfill, cyclone underflow and filtered tailings. He holds bachelors and masters degrees in civil/geotechnical engineering from the University of Missouri Rolla. He is a registered Professional Engineer in several states and an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the US Society of Dams, the Canadian Dam Association, and other professional organizations.



Paul Robinson has over 25 years’ experience in commodity industries working across the metals, mining and power sectors. He has led front office, middle office and research teams managing P&L, market research, strategy, consulting, asset valuation, structured deal and risk management teams in the UK and abroad. He is a member of CRU’s Group Executive Board and of the Management Executive.  Paul is also a regular conference chair and speaker at global mining events.



Chemical Engineer from the Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1979), specialization in Mineral and Metallurgical Processing by the Metallurgical Mining Research Center (CIMM), Santiago, Chile (1997). Master’s degree (1999) and PhD (2013) in Mineral Engineering by the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo – EPUSP (1999). Process Engineer at Remetálica Consultoria e Processos Ltda; Project manager and industrial manager of Cia Brasileira de Lithium, responsible for the implementation and operation of the chemical plant for the production of carbonate and lithium hydroxide. Currently he is the Senior Technologist of CETEM – Mineral Technology Center. He has experience in extractive and mineral metallurgical engineering, with emphasis on mineral concentration and enrichment methods, management of multidisciplinary projects, working mainly on the following topics: processes of use of opportunities, beneficiation operations and pilot plant, non metallic minerals. Co-editor of the books Treatment of Ores: Laboratory Practices (2007) and Treatment of Ores 6th edition (2018). Organizer of the I, II and III Seminar on Lithium-Brazil.




Partner and head of tax at William Freire Advogados. President of the Minas Gerais Institute of Tax Law – IMDT. Director of the Brazilian Institute of Mining Law – IBDM. Postgraduated by the Brazilian Institute of Tax Studies – IBET. CEDIN / IBDM Graduate Coordinator in Mining Law, and Professor at the Tax Law Applied to Mining module.



Chemical Engineer graduated in 1982 from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, master’s degree in mineral and hydrometallurgy treatment in 1995. Specialization course in the implementation of mining projects by the University of São Paulo, Escola Politécnica in 2002. Works in the areas of technology mining, projects, operations and M & A in companies such as Vale, Votorantim, Anglo American, Arafertil and CMOC Brasil. International experience in countries with a long mining tradition, such as South Africa, Canada, Australia and Chile. He currently works at CODEMGE and CODEMIG as director of Mining, Energy and Infrastructure.



Graduated in Chemical Engineering by UFRJ in 1997, with a postgraduate degree in Business Management from FGV (2002) and a Master’s Degree in Materials Engineering from UFOP (2010). She started her career at Bayer SA, where she worked with engineering projects in several units of the industrial complex. Since 1998 she has worked for Vale, being 18 years in Quality Control Laboratories in Minas Gerais and Pelletizing. Currently in the area of Pelleting Quality Assurance, she serves as Customer Service for Pellets of Blast Furnace in Europe and Asia. In 2015, she took over as International Secretary of ISO / TC102 / SC03, whose scope covers the standardization of physical tests on agglomerated and non-agglomerated iron ores.



Graduate Lawyer and Master in Economic Law from the Faculty of Law of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). Specialized in Environmental and Mining Law and Energy, he has been working in this field for over 25 years. Former Professor of Economic Law at the Faculty of Law of UFMG. Former assistant professor of Energy Law and Environmental Law – Faculty of Law of PUC / MG. Former professor of environmental legislation at Faculdades Promove. Former Counselor of the Municipal Council for the Environment of Belo Horizonte – COMAM. Former advisor to the Presidency of the State Foundation for the Environment – FEAM. Former Legal Advisor and Superintendent of Environmental Policy of the Secretary of State for Environment and Sustainable Development – SEMAD / MG. Professor of Environmental Law at the Law Update Center – CAD and Milton Campos Faculties. Member of the Environmental Law Commission of OAB / MG. Member of the Brazilian Union of Environmental Law – UBAA.



Rick became vice-president of Mosaic Fertilizer, a leading global producer of phosphate and potassium combined in February 2017. Previously, he served in various roles for the company, including the Senior Commercial Vice President, Vice President for North American Sales, and Country Manager for Mosaic Fertilizers in Brazil. Prior to becoming a Country Manager, he held leadership positions in the areas of distribution, import and production of fertilizers in Brazil. Before the formation of Mosaic, he held various positions in operations of Cargill, Inc. in Canada and the US, including distribution of fertilizers and grains for retail and wholesale. He began his professional career in Ontario, Canada, at American Cyanamid, in 1978. He is a graduate of Brock University, St. Catharine’s , in Ontario.



Robert Cooke, a principal of Paterson & Cooke’s Denver, Colorado practice, founded Paterson & Cooke with Dr. Angus Paterson in 1991. Robert has extensive international experience with mine tailings and backfill, long distance slurry pipelines, hydraulic hoisting and marine mining applications. Robert has written numerous technical papers and lectures at several courses presented by P&C and other institutions. Robert serves on the technical review panels for several tailings operations and has provided expert technology development review and guidance for external companies.



Robert Peterman is Vice-President, Global Business Development at Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV). He is responsible for domestic and international business development activities for TSX and TSXV; including Brazil the United Kingdom and Israel. His group covers new listings and investor development activities for TSX and TSXV. Combined, the exchanges are home to over 3,200 public issuers. During 2018 over 340 companies or ETFs went public on TSX or TSXV and $40B of capital was raised making it one of the largest exchanges in the world for raising equity capital.
Robert completed his MBA at the Richard Ivey School of Business. Prior to working at TMX, Robert worked in Corporate Strategy for a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management. He was a member of the Ivey Entrepreneurship Council. Currently he is also an advisor to SVX (Social Venture Exchange) a joint venture between TMX Group and MARS; and a board member for the Canadian Council for the Americas.




PhD in Economics from FGV EPGE with Post Doctorate in Economics from the University of Chicago. He is currently Chairman and member of Petrobras Board of Directors. He was Director of Vale and the Brazil Central Bank; Director of the Center for Studies on Economic Growth and Development at FGV; and Professor of Economics at FGV EPGE.



Roberto holds a degree in Geology from the University of São Paulo (1981), a Master’s degree in Geosciences (Mineralogy and Petrology) from the University of São Paulo (1987) and a PhD in Metalogenesis from the University of Southampton (1991). Professor of the Institute of Geosciences (IG), State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), since 1985 under a regime of full and exclusive dedication. Since 2010 he holds the position of Full Professor (MS-6) in the Economic Geology Area. His main area of activity has been Economic Geology, with emphasis in the definition of processes that control the evolution of hydrothermal fluids in the formation of mineral systems and their implications in prospecting. Research activities in this area have mainly focused on Au deposits and Cu-Au systems Pre-Cambrian volcano-sedimentary sequences from several metalogenetic places in Brazil (eg, Carajás, Alta Floresta, Borborema and Rio Verde Greenstone belt Itapicuru). He is an associate coordinator of the Research Group on Crustal Evolution and Metalogenesis and a stockist of productivity level IC of CNPq. He was a Visiting Professor at the James Cook University (Townsville – Australia) Economic Geology Research Unit (EGRU) from July 2007 to May 2008 as part of his IG / UNICAMP sabbatical year. In the IG / UNICAMP position he held the position of Associate Director for the periods of 1997 – 2000 and 2001-2005 and the Director of the Unit for the period 2013 – 2017. During the period 2016-2020 he holds the position of Regional Vice President for America of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG), as well as counselor in the Education and Training Committee of this institution. He currently holds the position of Executive Director of the Agency for the Technological Development of the Brazilian Mineral Industry (ADIMB).



Roger is an engineer, project manager and consultant with 20 years of experience in the energy and mining industries. Roger Emslie joined Wood Mackenzie’s metals & mining consulting practice in Sydney, Australia in 2010. He moved to London in 2014 and to New York City, where he is currently based, in 2019. At Wood Mackenzie, Roger has led and delivered numerous consulting engagements spanning base and precious metals, and bulk commodities, from developing market entry and product marketing strategies to opportunity screening, market studies and transaction support due diligence. He has experience across the value chain, from exploration and mining through smelting, refining to end use markets. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Roger worked as a performance improvement consultant in UK and, before that, in the pulp & paper, refining, cement and upstream oil & gas industries. Roger holds a BSc in electrical engineering from the University of Cape Town (South Africa) and a postgraduate management diploma from Henley Business School (UK).



Rosana is a partner at Campos Mello Advogados, in the Tax area, based in São Paulo. She has more than 15 years of experience in tax advisory and tax planning, advising on routine customer transactions in various sectors, particularly mining, infrastructure, energy, retail and transportation, as well as others involving complex structures and relevant investments.  Performance focused on business, proactivity, constant search for creative solutions, focusing on risk mitigation. Deep knowledge of taxes, focusing on indirect taxes.



Secretary of Support for Environmental Licensing and Expropriations. Legislative Consultant of the Chamber of Deputies since 2015, working in the areas of environment and environmental law, territorial organization, regional and urban development. She has also held the position of Director of Environmental Licensing for the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA). Se was a Regulatory Specialist at the National Agency for Waterway Transport (ANTAQ), and Environmental Analyst at IBAMA as well as the Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL). Technologist in environmental chemistry by the Federal Center of Technological Education of Paraná (Cefet/PR); Specialist in environmental engineering and management from the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR/Institute of Engineering of Paraná – IEP); Specialist in regulation of Public Services by the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) and master’s degree in Legislative Power.



Executive Director of the Public Agenda. Master in Public Policy and Management (FGV/EAESP). Social Scientist from the University of São Paulo (USP). Specialist in International Negotiations (UNICAMP / UNESP). Received the Social Entrepreneur award of the year 2015 by Folha de São Paulo. Integrates the global network of entrepreneurs from the Schwab Foundation, the World Economic Forum. He is a member of the National Council for Transparency and Combating Corruption; as well as member of the Technical Board of the National Commission on Sustainable Development Objectives.



He has a degree in Economics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), an MBA from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and a degree in complementary training programs at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and INSEAD, France. He worked for more than 25 years in Vale, where he joined as a trainee. He has held various positions in Vale , such as CEO of Vale Inco in Canada, Executive Director of Corporate Affairs and Energy, CEO of Caemi Metallurgy and Mineração S.A, and Chief Financial Officer. Tito joined the Votorantim Group in 2012 and is currently CEO of Nexa.



Graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of São Paulo – USP, and Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV / SP. Master of Law (LLM) from the University of California – USA.



He is currently Director of the National Mining Agency. With more than 15 years of experience as a lawyer, he graduated from the University of Fortaleza; LLM in Corporate Law by the Brazilian Institute of Capital Markets (IBMEC / RJ); Specialist in Corporate and Regulatory Law; Post-graduation in Civil Process and MBA in Management (FGV / RJ), also has an Advanced Management Course APG Middle (Amana Key).He was a legal advisor to the Federation of Commerce of the State of Ceará and Coordinator of Arbitration of the Special Commission of Mediation, Conciliation and Arbitration of the OAB-Ceará. He founded and was the Technical Director of the Mediation and Arbitration Chamber of Fecomércio-Ceará.


Tom Butler é CEO do ICMM desde julho de 2015. Antes de assumir este cargo, ele trabalhou 18 anos na Corporação Financeira Internacional (parte do Grupo Banco Mundial) nas equipes de infraestrutura e recursos naturais, com foco em projetos de mineração e energia na África. A partir de 2011, Tom foi chefe de mineração global da IFC, onde liderou
uma equipe multidisciplinar de especialistas responsáveis pelo financiamento para exploração e desenvolvimento de mineração da IFC em países emergentes.



Bachelor in Chemistry, Technological modality by UNICAMP (2003), Master in Science and Technology of Radiation, Minerals and Materials by CDTN (2007). She has been working since 2004 with research projects and technological development in materials science, mainly in carbon nanomaterials. Valdirene has coordinated technological innovation projects since 2014, and from January 2016 she has been working at Codemge in the coordination of Technological Innovation projects such as the MG Grafeno project.



Bachelor of Chemistry from UFMG in 1974, Master of Extractive Metallurgy from UFMG in 1978, MSc in Management of Technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology -1996/1997. She has worked for more than 38 years in a large mining company, developing iron and copper projects and managing innovation. In 1998 she received the Honor Award for Scientific Merit by CRQ-MG. Between July and December of 2018 she held the position of Director of Technology and Mineral Transformation of the Secretariat of Geology, Mining and Mineral Transformation, an institution linked to the MME. She is currently a consultant and counselor for ABM and ACMinas.



Founder and President of AMIG; Mayor of New Lima; State Representative in 1986; Former Federal Deputy; President for 8 terms of the Association of Municipalities of the Metropolitan Region of BH (GRANBEL); Founder and president of the Association of Mining Municipalities of Brazil (AMMIB); President of the Mining Association of Municipalities (AMM); Assistant Secretary of State for Social Development and Sports (SEDESE); President of the Municipal Parliamentary Front for 3 years; 1st Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, Supplies and Rural Development; Vice-President of the Parliamentary Front in favor of RMBH; 1st Vice-Chairman of the Special Committee on Tax Exemption of Transportation; Vice-Chairman of the Commission on Mines and Energy; Member of the Special Pre-salt Commission (Exploration and Production).



Manager of B & P Investimentos e Participações and Honorary Consul of Japan in Belo Horizonte. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Instituto Brasileiro de Mineração – IBRAM; President of the Board of Directors of Direcional Engenharia S.A. and Medabil S.A.; and Vice President of the Commercial and Business Association of Mines. He is also co-founder of Omega Energia Renovável S.A. Between 2008 and 2012, he worked as executive director and president of Usiminas Mecânica SA and was a member and chairman of the company’s board of directors. Between 1997 and 1999 Wilson was president of Cia. Siderúrgica de Tubarão. From November 1992 to October 1998, he held the position of Acesita’s executive director. Between 1990 and 1992 he was president and chief executive officer of Companhia Vale do Rio Doce, where he worked for 17 years. In addition, he was secretary of economic development of the state of Minas Gerais between 2003 and 2007.