Antonio Carlos has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of ArcelorMittal Liberia, following Rajesh Goel's decision to retire from the company. Antonio will report to Kleber Silva, Executive Vice President of ArcelorMittal, Iron ore operations.
Antonio Carlos joined ArcelorMittal in 2010 following a career with Vale in Brazil. After a short period working for ArcelorMittal Brazil, Antonio moved to ArcelorMittal Mexico Mines where he was the Chief Operating Officer. He has a Masters in Mining Technology from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.
Kleber Silva, Executive Vice President, Iron Ore Operations:
"I am very excited to be welcoming Antonio Carlos into his new role with ArcelorMittal Liberia. He has extensive experience in iron ore operations in similar climates and I am sure his experience and leadership skills will be a valuable addition to the team in Liberia. I would also like to thank Rajesh for all of his hard work and dedication over the past years."
Antonio Carlos, Chief Executive Officer, ArcelorMittal Liberia:
"It is a great honour to be joining the ArcelorMittal Liberia team. I will continue to strengthen our Health and Safety performance as well as focusing on achieving operational excellence in every part of the project."
It was also decided to appoint PS Prasad as the new head of mine operations for ArcelorMittal Liberia, Prasad will report to Geoff Jolly, Chief Operating Officer ArcelorMittal Liberia. Prasad had previously been General Manager Mining with ArcelorMittal India Limited. He joined ArcelorMittal in 2001, working as a Mine Manager in Kazakhstan, prior to that he worked for the Steel Authority of India Limited. Prasad has a Bachelor of Technology in Mining Engineering from the Indian School of Mines in Dhanbad.