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André has a degree in Business Administration from the Pontifíca Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUC — RS). Studied General Business Administration at the University of Toronto (Canada), Marketing at the Ashridge Business School (UK), and Advanced Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (United States). With 40 years of experience at Gerdau, André held the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) (jan/2007 to dec/2017). He was President of the World Steel Association (2018/2019). Currently is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gerdau SA, and member of its advisory committees, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Metalúrgica Gerdau SA, a listed company, holding company of Gerdau S.A., Board member of the Executive Committee of the World Steel association, Board Member of Directors of Instituto Aço Brazil (Brazilian Steel Institute), Board Member of Alacero (Latin American Steel Association), Vice Chairman of the Federation of Industries of São Paulo – FIESP, Vice Chairman of the Federation of Industries of Rio Grande do Sul – FIERGS and Board Member of Transforma RS.