Executive Director Fertilisers, Coal & Strategy, Vale S.A.
Roger Downey was appointed Vale’s Executive Director, Fertilisers and Coal in May 2012. Before this, from 2002 to 2005, he worked at the company as Strategic Marketing Manager (Iron Ore).
He has extensive experience in the areas of mining, capital markets, marketing and new business. From January 1 to April 30, 2012, he was a Partner-Director of CWH Consultoria Empresarial SC Ltda., a firm that provides consulting services and represents private interests on the boards of major companies, including Vale.
He served as CEO of MMX Mineração e Metálicos S.A. from 2009 to 2011, and between 2005 and 2009 he was Director of Equity Research at investment bank Credit Suisse S.A. (Brazil). For six years, from 1996 to 2002, he was Commercial, Marketing and New Business Manager at Rio Tinto.
He worked as a Market Coordinator at Caemi Mineração/Minerações Brasileiras Reunidas S.A. (MBR) from 1991 to 1996. He began his professional career as an auditor at Arthur Andersen SC in 1985.
Downey has served on the board of Valepar S.A. as an alternate member and has been a member of the Mining and Steel Council of the Conselho de Mineração e Siderurgia da Associação Comercial e Empresarial de Minas (Commercial and Business Association of Minas Gerais - ACMinas).
He has a degree in Management from the University of Western Australia (UWA), a degree in Business Administration from the Australian National Business School/UWA, and an MBA from UWA.