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Walter Schalka

Food Industry
Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A.


Mr. Walter Schalka serves as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Executive Board of Suzano Papel e Celulose SA. He is Engineer. He began his career at Citibank, and then joined Holding Financeira the Klabin-Maepar Group. In 1989, he joined the Dixie-Toga, where since 1991 he was President, participating decisively in expansion, mergers and transfer of shareholder control of the company. In May 2005, he joined the Votorantim Group to take over the Presidency of Votorantim Cimentos, responsible for its operations in Brazil and 14 other countries. Walter Schalka was elected by RISI, the largest agency of information on forest based industry in the world. He was CEO of the Year for the pulp and paper industry in Latin America in 2015 and 2016. He graduated in Business Management from Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV) in 1978 and gained a degree in Aeronautics Engineering from Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica - ITA.

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