Reinaldo Brandão is a senior mining executive with over 30 years of industry experience in complex mine systems operation from pit to port in global companies of mining and metallurgy. He holds a degree in Filtration Dry Stacking of Iron Ore Tailings from USP – Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo. Reinaldo has extensive experience in greenfield projects involving R&D and implementation, as well as operations with a focus on sustainability and ESG. Prior to joining Sigma Lithium, Reinaldo was a senior mining and metallurgy consultant at Norsk Hydro, as well as COO of Iron Ore at Anglo American Brazil, and COO and Mining Managing Director (CEO) of Vallourec & Sumitomo Brazil. Reinaldo began his career in mining leadership at Vale, where he held roles including Mining Automation Manager, Mine Operations Coordinator, and various engineering positions.

Reinaldo has a PhD in mine planning from Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto and He also received an MS in Engineering and a Bachelors in Mining Engineering from Escola De Minas.