Mr. João Henrique Moraes joined Vale in November 2008, as Shared Services Director for South America, and in December 2010 he moved to his current position, as Shared Services Global Head. He started his career in Esso (ExxonMobil affiliate in Brazil) in 1985, in Information Technology. During his career in Esso, Joao had assignments in Internal Audit, Strategic Planning, Budget, and Treasury. In 1999, he became Procurement Director and in the following year he participated in the creation of the Shared Services Center for ExxonMobil, in Curitiba, Brazil. In 2003, he was transferred to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, responsible for Procurement operations in that state. In 2005, he was transferred to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to set up the Procurement Center for the Americas. During this period he served as General Manager of ExxonMobil Business Support Center SRL. Joao was a board member of Quadrem International Limited, and is an alternate board member of Vale Fertilizantes. Joao is an engineer, with an Executive MBA by Coppead, and leadership training by Thunderbird, MIT and IMD.