Mr. Curado is an independent consultant focused on international business. His strong skills in industrial marketing and business promotion were developed through a comprehensive career at higher management levels of CVRD Group. During a period of 25 years he accumulated extensive experience in negotiating commercial contracts and in business relations with top management of the main world steel companies.

Having acted as Board Member in associated companies which Japanese, Italian, Spanish and Korean interests were represented, he is well acquainted with all aspects of joint ventures and bilateral operations in Brazil.

B. Sc. , Business Administration - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 1968;

Several management seminars and short courses. The most recent of them being "Strategic Thinking and Management for Competitive Advantage" in The Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania, 1999;

Independent Consultant. 1997-Present;

Companhia Vale do Rio Doce and its subsidiaries (CVRD Group): General Manager - Commercial, Director in Brussels'office, General Manager in Tokyo's office, Commercial Manager of Group's Shipping Company - DOCENAVE, 1971-1997;

Administrative Board Member of Mineração Serra Geral (CVRD & Kawasaki Steel Corporation);

Accounting Board Member of DOCENAVE, a shipping company fully controlled by CVRD;

Executive Board Member of ITACO, an offshore commercial and financial company fully owned by CVRD;

Consulting Board Member of NIBRASCO ( CVRD & Japanese Steel Mills), an industrial manufacturing company;

Consulting Board Member of ITABRASCO ( CVRD & RIVA Group of Italy), an industrial manufacturing company;

Consulting Board Member of HISPANOBRAS ( CVRD & Aceralia of Spain), an industrial manufacturing company;

Consulting Board Member of KOBRASCO ( CVRD & Pohang Steel of Korea), an industrial manufacturing company.