Antonio Maciel Neto joined ADM’s board of directors in February 2006. He serves on its nominating/corporate governance and audit committees.
Maciel is chief executive officer of the CAOA Group, a leading automotive distribution and manufacturing company in Brazil. From 2006 to 2012, he was the CEO of Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A., and from 1999 to 2006, he was with Ford Motor Company, first as president of the company’s Brazilian operations and then as corporate vice president and president of Ford South America operations.
From 1993 to 1999, Maciel was the CEO of Itamarati Groupa Brazilian agribusiness, construction and railroad conglomerateand of Cecrisa Revestimentos Cerâmicos S. A., a manufacturer of wall and floor tiles. He also served on Cecrisa’s board of directors.
From 1990 to 1993, Maciel worked for the Brazilian government in various positions, including National Economy Deputy Secretary and Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism. He also was an advisor to the Special Consulting Group of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna. He began his career as an engineer for Petrobras, the Brazilian state-owned petroleum corporation, from 1980 to 1990.
Maciel is a member of the board of directors of Marfrig Group., a leading South American meat processor. He is also chairman of the Marfrig board’s Human Resources and Governance committee. Earlier in his career, he was a member of the board of directors of Ferroban, a railroad company.
He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.