Learn more about the functions of the Institute and its Board of Directors
Instituto Aço Brasil is a representative entity of the Brazilian steel producing companies. Former Instituto Brasileiro de Siderurgia, was founded on May 31, 1963.
Defend and represent the Brazilian steel producing industry, acting to improve competitiveness and sustainable development.
Be recognized as the most representative, visible and credible class entity in the corporate segment.
Ease of access to people, information and services of the Instituto do Aço Brasil.
Appreciation of People
Spread the culture of respect, consideration and civility among people.
Perform acts with full visibility, committed to disseminating actions and results.
Social and environmental responsibility
Promote actions aimed at the welfare of society and the protection and balance of the environment.
Efficiently and effectively meet the needs and expectations of internal and external customers.
Act with dedication, commitment and involvement in their activities.
Conducts Studies and research related to production, equipment and technology, raw materials and energy, market trends, new steel applications and industrial relations;
Collect data, prepare and disseminate statistics;
Collaborates on product standardization;
Develop programs and policies applied by the sector;
Acts as sectoral representative with public and private agencies and entities in the country and abroad;
Performs public relations activities and maintains contact with similar entities abroad
The Board of Directors is composed of the senior management of each company associated with the Instituto Aço Brasil.
The Board of Directors is responsible for defining the Institute's guidelines and action strategies, judging the statement of accounts for the previous year, accompanied by the Fiscal Council's opinion, and deciding on the budgets and contributions of Members, among other demands. Elections for president take place every two years.
BELOW IS THE CURRENT COMPOSITION OF THE STEERING COUNCIL OF THE INSTITUTO AÇO BRASIL
Sergio Leite de Andrade
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aço Brasil / Executive Chairman of Usiminas
Aço Verde do Brasil
Frederico Ayres Lima
Benjamin Mário Baptista Filho
Jefferson de Paula
ArcelorMittal Longos América Central e Sul
Henrique Morais de Almeida
ArcelorMittal Sul Fluminense
Companhia Siderúrgica do Pecém
André B. Gerdau Johannpeter
Gerdau Aços Brasil
Tulio Cesar do Couto Chipoletti
Alexandre de Campos Lyra
Armin Andreas Wuzella
Marco Polo de Mello Lopes
Maria Cristina Yuan
Director of Institutional Affairs
Director of Communication and Institutional Relations
Research conducted by the Institute in 2009 showed that the general public does not clearly associate the word steel with the steelmaking industry. The term steel is applied to other segments of the economy.
In addition, the research identified the need to emphasize the importance of steel in people’s daily lives. At work, at home, at leisure, in hospitals, public works… wherever you look, there are products made of steel or from steel machines. The presence is so constant that steel often becomes invisible.
It was in this context that IBS changed its name to INSTITUTO AÇO BRASIL and implemented a new logo, strengthening the identity of the Brazilian steel industry and the importance of this product in people’s daily lives and in the country’s development.
The INSTITUTO AÇO BRASIL thus reinforces the positive attributes of the steel industry: solidity, efficiency, social and environmental responsibility, strength, modernity and reliability.