Cristiano Veloso | Founder, President & CEO


Cristiano Veloso holds a Business Management degree from the Management Training Technical School of SEBRAE, an LLB from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, and a Masters in International Business Law from the University of East Anglia, UK. Mr. Veloso founded Verde in 2005 and has since led the Company’s development. Mr. Veloso’s 15 years of experience includes working for Banco do Brasil and CEMIG, a leading South American energy and gas company. Mr. Veloso is also a member of the Company’s Board of Directors.

Rafael Ivo | Vice President of Projects and Construction


Rafael Ivo holds a degree in Mechatronics Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUC-MG). He served as the Engineering Manager at MMX Mining and Metals, where he was responsible for the development of basic and detailed engineering of the Serra Azul expansion project. Mr. Ivo also spent five years as the engineering and civil maintenance coordinator at Magnesita Refratários SA.

Rodolfo Rezende Silva | Vice President of Innovation and Operations


Rodolfo Silva holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), a postgraduate degree in Mineral Processing Engineering and Production Engineering from UFMG, an MBA from FGV and an MBA in Finance from IBMEC. Mr. Silva’s past experience includes work with Usiminas S/A, Magnesita Refratários S/A and AMBEV. Mr. Silva participated in various strategic projects such as the construction and start-up of industrial plants, organizational restructuring, increased productivity, reduction of production and administrative costs, and redesigning a logistics network.

Tim Slater | Chief Financial Officer


Tim Slater is the Managing Director of Harmer Slater Chartered Accountants in the UK, and has been involved in the preparation of all of the Company’s financial statements and audit materials since 2007. Mr. Slater acts as Finance Director for a range of companies in the UK.

Iwona Zakrzewski | VP Investor Relations & Corporate Secretary


Iwona Zakrzewski holds a degree in Commerce & Finance from the Rotman School of Management/UofT and a degree in Economics from the University of Toronto. Since joining the Company in 2009, Ms. Zakrzewski is responsible for the Company’s marketing, communications and investor relations initiatives. Ms. Zakrzewski is also the Company’s corporate secretary in Canada and the UK. Ms. Zakrzewski’s past experience includes work in audit and tax and works alongside the CFO in the preparation of the Company’s financial statements and audit materials.