Osvaldo Ayres succeeds Marcelo Castelli who becomes a new member of the board of directors
AFTER more than four years at the head of building materials and sustainable solutions company Votorantim Cimentos, Marcelo Castelli is leaving his position as global chief executive officer (CEO) to become a member of the board of directors. To succeed him as global CEO, Votorantim Cimentos have announced the promotion of Osvaldo Ayres Filho, the company’s current chief operating officer.
With a career spanning more than 25 years, Mr Filho (pictured) has worked for companies such as Avon, Fibria and Ciba Chemicals. Since joining Votorantim Cimentos in 2012, he has held the positions of financial director for the Europe, Asia and Africa region, operations director for the south-east region in Brazil, financial director for the Brazilian business and global chief financial officer and investor relations officer, with additional responsibility for the areas of strategy, IT, mergers and acquisitions and global procurement. As chief operating officer since April 2021, he has been responsible for the cement, logistics and adjacent businesses.
Commenting on his new role, Mr Filho said: ‘I am very happy and honoured to assume the position of global CEO of Votorantim Cimentos, a company that I admire and has a culture with which I identify. I appreciate Marcelo Castelli’s trust and friendship and the support of the board of directors and shareholders. I am also grateful to all the mentors and colleagues I have had throughout my journey.
‘Together with our team of more than 13,000 employees in Brazil and in the other 10 countries where we operate, we will work to make Votorantim Cimentos an increasingly better and more admired company.’