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The Company's Board of Commissioners is responsible for overseeing the Company’s management by the Board of Directors and for ensuring the Company has implemented GCG in a sustainable manner.

The Board of Commissioners is also responsible for providing assistance to the Board of Directors in determining the Company’s strategy, as well as providing suggestions, advice and recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding certain issues and matters. In performing its duties and responsibilities, the Board of Commissioners shall act in an independent manner.

President Commissioner

Deshnee Naidoo

Born in Durban, February 27th, 1976. Started her mining career at Anglo American Platinum in 1998 where she built her career, holding a range of positions, until being appointed as CFO of Anglo American Thermal Coal from 2011 to 2014. Deshnee later served as Chief Executive Officer, Vedanta Zinc International and CMT (November 2014-May 2020), with responsibility for operations in Africa and Europe, and copper mines in Australia.

She joined Vale as Chief Financial Officer in January 2021, then was appointed Chief Executive Officer Vale Base Metals in December 2021. Deshnee has collaborated across Base Metals to understand the challenges and opportunities to accelerate the transformation. She also built greater financial discipline and cost management, while also setting the grounds for business growth.

Deshnee holds the title as Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University of Kwazulu Natal, and Certificate in Finance and Administration, Witwatersbrand Business School. She is a three-time “South Africa Mining Rainmaker,” was recognized among the 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining in 2018, and has served as a board member of the South Africa Minerals Council.

Vice President Commissioner

Muhammad Rachmat Kaimuddin

Rachmat holds a BSc from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Rachmat started his career as a Senior Associate at the Boston Consulting Group. He has also served as Managing Director of PT Cardig Air Services, Chief Financial Officer of PT Bosowa Corporindo, Managing Director of PT Semen Bosowa Maros, Vice President of Baring Private Equity Asia and Principal of Quvat.

Rachmat was appointed as Commissioner at the Extraordinary GMS on June 21, 2022. Beside of that, Rahmat was a Deputy for Infrastructure and Transportation Coordination at the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and Investment Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia since 2022 until now.


Gustavo Garavaglia

Born in Salvador, Brazil, in 1986, Gustavo is a graduate of Electrical Engineering Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil, and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Brazil.

Gustavo started his career as a 'trainee' at the Brazilian energy company, AES. His career continued to grow until he was entrusted with becoming a senior analyst, only a year after becoming a trainee. In January 2019, Gustavo reached the pinnacle of his career by serving as Chief Financial Officer (SFO) at AES USA, before moving to Vale Canada Limited in April 2022 and serving as Chief Financial Officer of Base Metals.

Gustavo was appointed as Commissioner at the Extraordinary GMS on December 22, 2022. Beside of that, Gustavo was a Chief Financial Officer, Base Metals, Vale Canada Limited since 2022 until now.


Fabio Ferraz​

Born in Sao Paulo, November 10, 1967. He has held the position of Head of Mergers And Acquisitions (M&A) and Joint Ventures, Vale S.A., since 2018 until now. Prior to joining Vale, Fabio had a long career in the banking industry which he started in 1994. He served as Head of Corporate & Investment Banking at Haitong Bank (2016-2018), Co-Head of Corporate & Investment Banking at Banco Pine (2013 -2016), and Managing Director for Investment Banking (2010-2013). Previously, he was Executive Director, Head of M&A LatAm Investment Banking at UBS Investment Banking (2000-2005).

The Brazilian national holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Fundacao Getulio Vargas (1990), and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan (1994).

Fabio was appointed as Commissioner of the Company at the Annual GMS on January 19, 2022.


Yusuke Niwa

Yusuke Niwa is an executive at Sumitomo Metal Mining (SMM). Since Jun3 2022, Yusuke has also been serving as General Manager of Nickel Sales & Raw Material at SMM.

He has more than thirty years of experience in SMM's non-ferrous metals and materials businesses, specializing in the fields of accounting, project management and administration. He likewise held significant posts relative to the Sierra Gorda copper mine of SMM in Chile.

Mr. Niwa is also an incumbent director of the Company's affiliates, Taganito HPAL Nickel Corporation, Coral Bay Nickel Corporation and Nickel Asia Holdings, Inc. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Economics from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.

Yusuke Niwa was appointed as Commissioner of the Company at PT Vale's Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGMS) which took place on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.


M Jasman Panjaitan

As a former prosecutor who started his career from the bottom, Jasman has a very strong background in law. Born in 1965, Jasman served as Head of the Attorney General's Office for Legal Information (Puspenkum) in 2008 and was appointed Head of the Prosecutors' Office in two regions, Central Kalimantan and West Kalimantan in 2009 and 2011 respectively. The Doctor of Criminal Law from Padjadjaran University has also served as Acting Junior Attorney General for Supervision of the Attorney General's Office (2014-2018).

Jasman was appointed as Commissioner at the Extraordinary GMS on December 22, 2022.


Farrah Carrim

Born in 1981, Farrah holds 3 undergraduate degrees, namely a Bachelor of Political Science and a Bachelor of Commerce from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, and a Bachelor of Law from Dalhousie University, Canada.

Farrah was an Associate at the law firm Cox & Palmer in 2008, before joining as Senior Legal Counsel at Vale Canada Limited. Her career at Vale Canada continued to climb until in July 2022 Farrah was appointed Head of Legal, Global Base Metals Operations, and Strategic Projects.

Farrah was appointed as Commissioner at the Extraordinary GMS on December 22, 2022. Beside of that, Farrah was a Head of Legal, Global Base Metals Operations and Strategic Projects, Assistant Secretary, Vale Canada Limited since 2022 until now.

Independent Commissioner

Raden Sukhyar

Dr. R. Sukhyar received his Bachelor Degree in Geology Engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). In 1990 he obtained his Doctorate Degree (Ph.D) in Earth Science from Monash University – Melbourne, Australia.

In 1981 he joined to Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR). From 1998 until 1999, he assumed as Director of Volcanology, before he was assigned as Secretary of Directorate General of Geology and Mineral Resources. In 2005 he was assigned as Assistant to Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources for Communication and Information Affairs. In 2008 he was appointed as Head of Geological Agency, MEMR. He was assigned as Director General of Mineral and Coal, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources from 2013 until 2015. He is now assigned as an assistant to the Minister of Industry for Metal, Natural Gas and Natural Resources Affairs.

From 2002 until 2008 he was appointed as Commissioner of PT. Timah Tbk and as Commissioner of PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy from 2005 until 2009. From 2012 until 2015 he was appointed as President Commissioner of PT Aneka Tambang Tbk.

In 1991 he received Lasut Charter Award from Indonesia Geologists Association. In 2009 he was awarded Merit Medal for Working Dedication (Wirakarya) by President of Republic of Indonesia. In 2011 he was entitled Energy and Mineral Resources Extra-Ordinary Performance (Dharma Karya) by Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources. In 2012 he gained Ultimate Service Performance Star (Bintang Jasa Utama) by the President of the Republic of Indonesia. He has also Geothermal Medal of Legacy from Geothermal Education of ITB.

Dr. R Sukhyar was in charge in strategic policy making such as the chairman of Mineral and Coal Mining Bill Drafting which then became Law on Mineral and Coal Mining No.4/2009; chairman of Geothermal Bill Drafting which then became Law on Geothermal No.27/2003 and chairman of Working Group for Coal and Mineral Added Value Policy. He is now a member of Working Group of Energy and Mineral Resources, National Committee for Economy and Industry (KEIN).

Dr. R. Sukhyar was appointed as World Bank consultant for Energy, Mineral Resources and Industry in early 2020 and also acting as the Chairman of Indonesia Smelters and Mineral Processing Association. He was acting as an adviser to the Minister of Industry on Natural Resources bades Industry from 2016 until 2019 and was an adviser in several professional and education organizations such as Indonesia Geothermal Association (IGA), Indonesia Geologists Association (IAGI), Indonesia Soil Scientists Association (HATI), Indonesia Mining Professional Association (PERHAPI) and Magister Geothermal Education of ITB. He chaired the Steering Committee of Cooperating Committee for Geoscience Programs in East and Southeast Asia (CCOP) from 2010-2013, and now as the Honorary Advisor of this organization. He is also adviser for The Association of Mining and Energy Provincial Offices.

Raden Sukhyar was re-appointed as Independent Commissioner at the Annual GMS on April 29th, 2021.

Independent Commissioner


Rudiantara, BSc., MBA., graduated with a Bachelor degree in Statistics from the University of Padjajaran and received the Master in Business Administration from PPM School of Management.

Rudiantara has held position in many big firms in Indonesia. In 1995, he was appointed as Director of Sales in Telkomsel, before he joined PT Excelcomindo Tbk when it was established in 1996 and took the company listed in the Indonesian Stock Exchange. He was then appointed as the Deputy CEO of Semen Gresik/Indonesia, the largest publicly listed cement company in ASEAN before he was appointed as the Deputy CEO of PT PLN (Persero), a state-owned power generation and transmission-distribution company.

He was appointed as the Minister of Communications and Informatics for the period of 2014 – 2019 and successfully reposition role of regulator to become a facilitator and an accelerator particularly in technology start up and unicorn development system, as well as structuring Public Private Partnership for national broadband backbone connectivity and Hight Throughput Satellite projects with total availability payment more than US$ 4 billion.

He served as Independent Commissioner and Chairman of Audit Committee of PT Telkom Tbk from 2010 to 2012, Independent Commissioner and member of Governance and Remuneration Committee of PT Indosat Ooredoo Tbk from 2012 to 2014 and in the same period he also served as President Commissioner of PT Raja Tbk, as well as the CEO of BATR and President Commissioner of Rajawali Asia Resources. He has been the President Commissioner of GMM, an infrastructure and digital application and media company since 2019; CEO of Gtech Indonesia, a digital company in supply chain management of retail – FMCC section in Indonesia since early 2020; and Managing Director of Gtech Asia Pacific Pte, a digital company in supply chain management of retail – FMCG sector in Asia since early 2020.

Rudiantara served as the Chairman of Board of Trustee at the University of Padjajaran, Member of Patronage Council of Indonesia Heritage Foundation and Chairman of Next Indonesia Unicorn Foundation.

Rudiantara was appointed as Independent Commissioner at the Annual GMS on July 29th, 2020.

Independent Commissioner

Dwia Aries Tina Pulubuhu

Dwia Aries Tina Pulubuhu is a professor in Sociology expertised in confllict resolution. She is equipped with extensive knowledge and research on conflict resolution and community development. She was appointed as Rector of Hasanuddin University on 28 April 2014 until now and still active in her role as Lecturer and Professor of Sociology Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of Hasanuddin University since 1989.

She received bachelor degree in Sociology from University of Airlangga, Indonesia in 1985, Master of Art in Sociology from Ataneo de Manila University of Philippines in 1995 and Doctor of Sociology from University of Hasanuddin in 2015.

She is acting as Chairman of Advisory of Indonesia Rector Forum since 2019, Board Member of Australia Indonesia Center since 2015 and President of Indonesian Sociology Association since 2013.

Dwia was appointed as Independent Commissioner at the Company’s Extraordinary GMS on September 7, 2020.
Updated: May, 2023