Roger Agnelli, Brazilian bank and mining executive, Died at 56


Roger Agnelli was born on May 3, 1959, and died on March 19, 2016.

He was a Brazilian entrepreneur, banker, and corporate leader.

He ran one of the largest mining companies in the world, Vale SA, and in 2013 was voted by Harvard Business Review as the world’s fourth best-performing chief executive officer behind Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos of and Yun Jong-Yong of Samsung.

Roger Agnelli clashes with Brazil’s ruling Workers Party leadership, that started with the Financial crisis of 2007–08 and his firing of 2,000 workers, led to his ouster from Vale SA at the government’s request in 2011.

Roger Agnelli was killed, along with his wife, son, and daughter (and three others) when their plane crashed in São Paulo, Brazil, on March 19, 2016.

Roger Agnelli passed away at 56 yrs old.