Nelson Luiz Costa Silva is the Executive Director of Strategy, Organization, and Management System. He has a career spanning over 40 years, with 25 years of international experience, and has resided in Mexico, Belgium, Japan, Argentina, France, and England. For 17 years, he held a number of executive positions at Vale, including serving as the global commercial director for Iron Ore. He also served as the CEO of ALL-América Latina Logística and as the CEO of Embraer Europe. He was the worldwide president for Aluminum at BHP Billiton, and its commercial director of iron ore, coal, and manganese. In 2009, Nelson Silva joined the BG Group, in charge of people and of the group's business in South America. He served as the chairman of Comgás from October 2009 to November 2012, and as CEO of BG in Brazil until the group’s recent sale to Shell.