Henrique Freitas, B.Sc.

Henrique Freitas has been active for more than 35 years in industry and serves as an Executive Team Mentor for Ei World Client Projects.

His professional background comprises work in both metals and mining industries, including VALE, Thyssenkrupp, Metso Outotec and Vallourec and other integrated steel mills. He has developed and managed complex projects in both Basic Engineering and Detail Engineering and implemented projects worth up to $ 5 billion US dollars. He has established and lead multi-national teams, dealing with complex international business environments.

He holds a B.Sc. Degree in Metallurgical Engineering  and has been employed in numerous positions during his career, including Vice President and Global Key Account Director. His team-building ability brought excellent results in the implementation of Services Divisions, which supported company income during crisis periods in the capital goods industries. He also held the position of Head of Financial Engineering, where he set up strategies for portfolio optimization and cost control, which realized an improvement in contribution margins.

Henrique has been active also in a number of professional institutions, serving as Counselor of SME – (State Engineers Association), Director of ABIMAQ (Brazilian Association for the Machinery industry), Vice Director of ABMM (Brazilian Association of Metallurgy, Metals & Materials, being also an Invited Lectured at the UFOP – Federal University of Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais State, Brazil.