Yildirim International Entrepreneurship Award

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Mr. Rodrigo Alvarenga Vilela

Rodrigo Alvarenga Vilela

Rodrigo Vilela has been CEO of Samarco since 2018, when he took on the challenge of resuming production of the company. He is a metallurgical engineer graduated from the Federal University of Ouro Preto, with an MBA from Fundação Dom Cabral, as well as specializations in the Universities of Cambridge and Kellogg School and MIT. He has more than 25 years of experience in the industry and in the operational management of companies such as AngloGold Ashanti, Anglo American, BHP and Vale. He is a Councillor of the Brazilian Mining Institute (IBRAM), the Federations of Industries of Minas Gerais (FIEMG) and Espírito Santo (FINDES) and the Brazilian Association of Metallurgy, Materials and Mining (ABM).

Mr. Rodrigo Alvarenga Vilela receiving the Yildirim International Entrepreneurship Award from Dr. Florian Kongoli at FLOGEN SIPS 2023

Dr. Florian Kongoli congratulating Mr. Rodrigo Alvarenga Vilela during the FLOGEN SIPS 2023 award ceremony

Mr. Rodrigo Alvarenga Vilela delivering an acceptance speech during the FLOGEN SIPS 2023 award ceremony

Video of the FLOGEN SIPS 2023 Award ceremony where Mr. Rodrigo Alvarenga Vilela won the Yildirim International Entrepreneurship Award. The ceremony was hosted by Dr. Florian Kongoli, chairman of FLOGEN.