President, South America

Ronaldo Duarte is President, South America and is based at the Company’s regional head office in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In his role, Mr. Duarte provides leadership for Birla Carbon’s South America operations.

Mr. Duarte has been associated with the carbon black business for over 39 years. Prior to his current role, he held leadership positions across Sales and Marketing and Technical Services for both Rubber Carbon Blacks and Specialty Blacks, Supply Chain, Quality, and Safety, Health and Environment. He started his career with the carbon black business in Quality and Production control in Brazil.

Mr. Duarte holds a Chemistry degree from CARMO University, a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from Oswaldo Cruz University, and Post-Graduate degrees in Business Administration and Economy from FAAP University, and Global Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA. He has been awarded as Accomplish Leader by the Aditya Birla Group in 2018.

Ronaldo is also council member of ABIQUIM (Brazilian Chemical Association) and CIESP Cubatão (Industry Confederation of São Paulo State) and SINPROQUIM (Petrochemical and Chemical Union of São Paulo State).