Elias Antunes

  • Senior Executive with Vale (CVRD) spanning over 40 years, including participation in opening Vale’s first office in Asia with Dr Eliezer Batista and all of its major expansion projects in iron ore, bauxite, alumina and aluminium
  • Commenced career with USIMINAS, later moving to the Brazilian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan
  • Founding President of Rio Doce Asia Kabushiki Kaisha – RSASIA in Tokyo, CVRD’s (Vale) commercial arm for ASIA accounting for 80% of Vale’s worldwide sales