Learn more about the functions of the Institute and its Board of Directors
Brazil Steel Institute is a representative entity of the Brazilian steel producing companies. Formerly the Instituto Brasileiro de Siderurgia, it was founded on May 31, 1963.
To 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 a culture of respect, consideration and civility among people.
Conduct 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.
Conduct studies and research related to production, equipment and technology, raw materials and energy, market trends, new steel applications and industrial relations;
Collect data and prepare and disseminate statistics;
Collaborate on product standardization;
Develop programs and policies applied by the sector;
Act as a sectoral representative with public and private agencies and entities in the country and abroad;
Conduct public relations activities and maintains contact with similar entities abroad
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors is composed of the senior management of each company associated with the Brazil Steel Institute.
The Board of Directors is responsible for defining the Institute's guidelines and action strategies, analyzing the profit and loss statements 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 chairman take place every two years.
BELOW IS THE CURRENT COMPOSITION OF THE STEERING COMMITTEE OF THE BRAZIL STEEL INSTITUTE
Marcos Eduardo Faraco Wahrhaftig
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aço Brasil / Vice-president of Gerdau
Aço Verde do Brasil
Frederico Ayres Lima
Benjamin Mário Baptista Filho
Jefferson De Paula
ArcelorMittal Aços Longos Latam e Mineração Brasil
ArcelorMittal Aços Longos
Companhia Siderúrgica do Pecém
André B. Gerdau Johannpeter
Sergio Leite de Andrade
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 BRAZIL STEEL INSTITUTE reinforces the positive attributes of the steel industry: solidity, efficiency, social and environmental responsibility, strength, modernity and reliability.