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Gerdau SA (GGBR4.SA)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Claudio Gerdau Johannpeter

56 2019 Independent Chairman of the Board

Gustavo Werneck Da Cunha

47 2018 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Andre Bier Gerdau Johannpeter

57 2018 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Guilherme Chagas Gerdau Johannpeter

49 2019 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Harley Lorentz Scardoelli

57 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Investor Relations Director

Cesar Obino Da Rosa Peres

58 Executive Officer

Mauro De Paula

58 Executive Officer

Fabio Eduardo De Pieri Spina

48 Executive Officer

Marcos Eduardo Faraco Wahrhaftig

48 Executive Officer

Fladimir Batista Lopes Gauto

58 Executive Officer

Hermenio Pinto Goncalves

59 Executive Officer

Aod Cunha de Moraes

51 2017 Independent Director

Fernando Fontes Iunes

57 2015 Independent Director

Richard Chagas Gerdau Johannpeter

45 2019 Independent Director

Claudia Sender Ramirez

44 2019 Independent Director

Marcio Froes Torres

52 2019 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Claudio Gerdau Johannpeter

Mr. Claudio Gerdau Johannpeter serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has worked at Gerdau for over 37 years and held the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) from January 2007 to August 2012. In January 2018 he became (i) Board Chairman of Gerdau S.A. and its committees and (ii) Board Chairman of Metalúrgica Gerdau SA, a listed company, holding company of Gerdau S.A. He is also an advisor at IEDI (Institute of Studies for Industrial Development). He holds Degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). He completed courses in Operations Management at University of London (Canada), Executive Development at Penn State (United States) and Advanced Management Program at Harvard (United States).

Gustavo Werneck Da Cunha

Mr. Gustavo Werneck Da Cunha serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He holds Degree in Mechanical Engineer from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG - Brazil). Studied Project Management at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (Brazil), General Business Administration at INSPER Business School (Brazil), Leading Change and Organizational Renewal at Harvard Business School (United States) and Advanced Corporate Finance at London Business School (UK). He has worked at Gerdau for 13 years. In the last 5 years, he has held a (i) Industrial Officer of Gerdau Special Steel, (ii) Industrial Officer of Gerdau India, (iii) Gerdau Corporate Officer of Information Technology and (iv) Executive Officer of Gerdau Brazil Steel (GAB). In December 2017, he left the Executive Officer GAB position and on January 2018, he joined the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Gerdau S.A., Metalurgica S.A. and Seiva S.A. — Florestas e Industrias. He also serves as board member of the Instituto Aço Brasil (Brazilian Steel Institute).

Andre Bier Gerdau Johannpeter

Mr. Andre Bier Gerdau Johannpeter serves as Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. He holds Degree in Business Administration from the Pontifícia 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). He has worked at Gerdau for over 30 years and held the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from January 2007 to December 2017. In December 2017, he left his executive position and on January 2018 he joined (i) as Board Member of Gerdau S.A. and its committees, (ii) as Board Member of Metalúrgica Gerdau S.A., (iii) Board Member of Seiva SA - Florestas e Indústrias. He also serves as President of the Worldsteel Association, member of the Board of Directors of Instituto Aço Brasil (Brazilian Steel Institute), member of the Board of Directors of Alacero (Latin American Steel Association), member of the Strategic Superior Council of the Federation of Industries of São Paulo - FIESP and of the Economy Council of the Federation of Industries of Rio Grande do Sul - FIERGS.

Guilherme Chagas Gerdau Johannpeter

Mr. Guilherme Chagas Gerdau Johannpeter serves as Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has worked at Gerdau for over 35 years and held the position of Executive Vice President on the Gerdau Executive Committee (CEG), coordinating the Special Steel Business Operation, the Special Latin America Operation and the Gerdau 2022 Project – Strategy from April,2014 to December,2017. In January 2018 he became (i) Board Member of Gerdau S.A. and its committees and (ii) Board Member of Metalúrgica Gerdau SA, Board Member of Gerdau Previdência, Board Member of Instituto Gerdau and Board Member of Amcham São Paulo (American Chamber of Commerce for Brazil). He holds Degree in Law from the Unisinos and has a Marketing and Finance MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Illinois (United States).

Harley Lorentz Scardoelli

Mr. Harley Lorentz Scardoelli is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Investor Relations Director of Gerdau S.A. since Jul 15, 2015. He began his career at Gerdau in May 1988, during which he has worked for Gerdau’s operations in Canada, United States, Spain and Brazil. On September 3, 2015, he was elected Executive Vice President of Finance (CFO), responsible for Finance, Accounting, Tax and Corporate Communications. He also holds the position of Investor Relations Director of the companies Gerdau S.A., Metalúrgica Gerdau S.A. and Seiva S.A. – Florestas e Indústrias, a company that is part of Gerdau’s economic group. He holds Degree in Civil Engineering from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), graduated in Business Administration from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, and holds a CFA certification.

Cesar Obino Da Rosa Peres

Mr. Cesar Obino Da Rosa Peres serves as Executive Officer of the Company. He Graduated in Business Administration from the Faculdade de Ciências Econômicas, Contábeis e Administração Prof. de Plácido e Silva in Curitiba-PR, he has completed his academic training with a specialization course in Business Administration at Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie in São Paulo. He has more than 36 years of experience at Gerdau. He held the position of Sales and Marketing Manager at the Gerdau operation in Mexico from 2010 to 2012. In addition, held the position of Sales and Marketing General Manager at the Gerdau operation in Colombia from 2013 to 2014, later was promoted to Executive Director of Gerdau Colombia Operation where he remained until the end of 2016. Currently serves as Commercial Officer of Gerdau Steel Brasil (GAB).

Mauro De Paula

Mr. Mauro De Paula serves as Executive Officer of the Company. He Graduated in Economics from the Faculdade Don Bosco in Resende-RJ and completed his academic training with Foreign Trade Course at IBET in Rio de Janeiro-RJ and Master in Business Administration - MBA in Strategic Marketing at Universidade Federal de Pernambuco in Recife-PE. Has more than 27 years of experience in Gerdau, holding positions of Comercial Gerdau units Manager, Civil Construction National Sales Manager, Distribution National Sales Manager and Logistics Officer. He has served as Counselor of the company MRS Logística from 2015 to 2016 and Member of the Board of Directors of INDA - National Institute of Steel Distributors from 2016 to Jun/2017. Currently holds the position of Comercial Gerdau Executive Officer.

Fabio Eduardo De Pieri Spina

Mr. Fabio Eduardo De Pieri Spina serves as Executive Officer of the Company. He has served as Executive Director of CSN, Vice President Legal Corporate Finance of The Kraft Heinz Company / 3G, as well as its Head of Ethics and Global Compliance. He was director and advisor for companies of the AGN Participações group and Global Legal Director and Director of Institutional Relations at Vale SA until 2011. At Anheuser-Busch Inbev, he served as Vice President of Investor Relations, and previously worked for more than 10 years at the Suzano group and in law firms in Brazil and USA. He participated in the Chamber of Maintainers of the Millennium Institute. Professor at INSPER, he served as a member of the Legal Advisory Board of the same institution, executive vice president of the Brazil-China Economic Council, Board Member of IBRAM (Brazilian Mining Institute), Board Member of the Center for Sustainable Development Vale-Columbia University , in addition as member of the Advisory Board of Fundação Getúlio Vargas - FGV. He currently holds the position of (i) Legal Director of Gerdau S.A., (ii) board member of Seiva S.A. - Florestas e Indústrias, a company that is part of Gerdau's economic group. and (ii) board member of Codelco Brasil. He holds Degree in Law from the University of São Paulo , with an L.L.M. (Master of American Laws, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) from Columbia University School of Law (New York,) and MBA from INSEAD / Wharton (Fontainebleau, France ).

Marcos Eduardo Faraco Wahrhaftig

Mr. Marcos Eduardo Faraco Wahrhaftig serves as Executive Officer of the Company. He holds Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), with an MBA from Manchester Business School (UK) and has studied Corporate Finance at ISAE/FGV. Has 25 years of experience, with 17 years in Gerdau. In the last years he has held positions as Commercial Officer of Special Steel Brazil (GSB), Corporate Commercial Officer and Commercial Officer of Gerdau Brazil Steel (GAB). Currently holds the position of Executive Director – Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. Also he is (i) Vice-president of the board of the Instituto Aço Brasil (Brazilian Steel Institute), (ii) member of the board of FIESP/ Concic - Superior Council of the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo, civil construction committee (iii) member of the board of Abramat – Brazilian Association of Construction Material Producers and (iv) member of the board of FIEMG - Strategic Council, Federation of Industries of the State of Minas Gerais.

Fladimir Batista Lopes Gauto

Mr. Fladimir Batista Lopes Gauto serves as Executive Officer of the Company. He holds Degree in Accounting from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUC-RS), holds Master Degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-SP) and has a specialization in Advanced Marketing from Stanford University (California). Has over 30 years of experience at Gerdau. During his career at the Company, he has served as Accounting Manager, Administrative and Logistics Manager, Logistics Director for Gerdau Long Steel Brazil Business Operation, Executive Director for Comercial Gerdau, Supplies and Logistics Director for Gerdau Long Steel Brazil and Gerdau Special Steel Brazil, Global Procurement Director and Marketing and Commercial Director of Special Steel Brazil. Currently he is the (i) Executive Director of Special Steel Brazil (GSB), (ii) Board Member of Gerdau Summit (Joint Venture), (iii) Chairman of the Board of Dona Francisca Energia S/A and (iv) board member Gerdau Previdência. (all companies related to Gerdau economic group).

Hermenio Pinto Goncalves

Mr. Hermenio Pinto Goncalves serves as Executive Officer of the Company. He holds Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica Celso Suckow da Fonseca (CEFET) in 1981, MBA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas, MBA from Fundação Dom Cabral and MBA from Insper. He started his career at Gerdau in 1985 in the Engineering area at the Açonorte Mill with operations throughout the Brazillian Northeast and in 1995 he was promoted to Executive Manager at the Cearense Mill. In 2001, he was appointed Executive Manager of the Barão de Cocais Mill and, in 2005, he was responsible for the Divinópolis Mill. In the following year, he was promoted to Executive Director Gerdau Minas Gerais, coordinating the units of Barão de Cocais, Divinópolis and Contagem. Between 2007 and 2009, he served as Supply Director for Long Steel Brazil, until he was invited to assume the position of Industrial Director for Special Steel Brazil - GSB. In 2013 he was appointed Engineering Director for GAB and GSB Operations, from 2014 to 2016 he has served as Corporate Director for the Industrial, Engineering and HSE areas and, from 2017 to 2019 was the Industrial Director of the Ouro Branco Mill. Currently he is the Corporate Director for the Industrial, Engineering and HSE areas.

Aod Cunha de Moraes

Mr. Aod Cunha de Moraes Jr., Ph.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. He was Economic Advisor to the Governor of Rio Grande do Sul State (1994-1998); President of Economics and Statistics Foundation of State of Rio Grande do Sul (2003-2006); Secretary of Finance of Rio Grande do Sul State (2007-2009); Chairman of Rio Grande do Sul State Bank, Banrisul (2007-2009); Senior Economist Advisor at World Bank (2010); Executive Director J.P Morgan Bank at the Corporate Bank and Corporate and Investment Bank areas, member of J. P. Morgan’s Global Public Sector Group (2011-2014); Partner of BTG Pactual, based in SP (2014-2016); Board Member of Banco Pan (2015-2016); Currently, he is (i) Board Member of Bank Agibank (since 2018); (ii) Board Member of VIBRA Group (since 2017); (iii) Board Member of Metalúrgica Gerdau S.A. (since 2017); (iv) Board Member of Gerdau S.A. (since 2017); (v) Board Member of Atiaia Energia (Cornelio Brennand Group) (from 2019). He holds Degree in Economics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (1986 — 1989); Master´s Degree in Economics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (1990-1994); Ph.D. in Economics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS 1999 - 2013); Post doctor and Visiting Researcher in Economics at Columbia University (NY/US 2009); Executive Leadership Course at Harvard Business School (Boston/US 2015).

Fernando Fontes Iunes

Mr. Fernando Fontes Iunes Ph.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company.A. He holds Degree in Civil Engineering from the Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade Mackenzie and obtained MS and PhD from the University of London (UK). Fernando was a Partner and Executive Director, responsible for the Global Investment Bank of Banco Itaú BBA SA from 2010 to 2015, during which helped to establish a leading platform for Investment Banking in Latin America, with operations in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Mexico. Previously he held various positions in Banco Itaú BBA S.A., in Brazil and in the U.S. During that period, he participated in some of the largest and most significant capital markets transactions, mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations undertaken in Latin America. In 2016 and 2017 Fernando was a fellow at Harvard University in the Advanced Leadership Initiative Program in Cambridge, USA. He was also part of the 2017 Fall Term Teaching Team of the course “Exercising Leadership: The Politics of Change” at Harvard Kennedy School. Currently he is a Partner of EB Capital, a Private Equity and Venture Capital management company, Board Member of Gerdau S.A., Board Member of Metalúrgica Gerdau S.A., and Board Member of M. Dias Branco S.A.

Richard Chagas Gerdau Johannpeter

Mr. Richard Chagas Gerdau Johannpeter serves as Independent Director of the Company. He began his career as an intern in 1993 in the production area of Riograndense Mill. In 1995, he was hired as a salesman of Civil Construction Steel Area and was promoted in 1996 to Administration Manager, also passing through Sales and Marketing of the same area. In 1997, he was transferred to the financial area at Gerdau as Technical Advisor, and later was transferred to São Paulo as Metallic Purchase Manager. In 2003, he returned to Porto Alegre to be Technical Advisor in Banco Gerdau. In 2005, he resigned his position to attend an MBA program in United States, returning in 2007 as Investment Manager for Brazil and foreign operations. In 2010, he became the Investment Director of the holding company that controls Metalúrgica Gerdau S.A. Currently, he is a (i) Board Member of Gerdau S.A. and its committees, and (ii) Board Member of Metalúrgica Gerdau S.A. He holds Degree in Law and Social Sciences from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business (United States).

Claudia Sender Ramirez

Ms. Claudia Sender Ramirez serves as Independent Director of the Company. She has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Polytechnic School at the University of São Paulo (“USP”) and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Claudia Sender worked at Latam Airlines Brasil from December, 2011 to June, 2019. For the past 5 years, she has served as CEO of Latam Airlines Brasil and Vice President of Clients of the Latam Airlines Group. Today Claudia is (i) Board Member of Gerdau S.A., (ii) Board Member of Yduqs, LafargeHolcim (Switzerland) and (iii) Board Member of Telefonica (Spain). Claudia also serves on the boards of two entities: Amigos do Bem and Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein.

Marcio Froes Torres

Mr. Marcio Froes Torres serves as Independent Director of the Company. He worked for 25 years at Companhia de Bebidas das Américas - Ambev and AB-Inbev, where he worked in different areas. He was Vice President of People and Management for Latin America and North America, Vice President of Sales for Canada, CEO of Labatt Brewing Company, and in 2014 simultaneously assumed the CEO positions of Cervecería y Malteria Quilmes, CEO of Quilmes Industrial SA (Quinsa), Zone President of AB-Inbev for South American countries except Brazil and Executive Board Member at AB-Inbev. He left the group in April 2017 and since then he has been an investor and entrepreneur in several segments. He is currently Board Member of Gerdau S.A. (since April 2019) and Chairman of Falconi Participações since January 2020. He holds Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and a master's degree in Brewing Technology from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.