President and CEO

Shinji Tanaka has served as President and Chief Executive Officer at California Steel Industries since August 2020. He joined CSI in January 2020 as the Executive Vice President of Engineering and Continuous Improvement coming from JFE Steel in Japan, one of CSI’s two shareholding companies, where he has worked since 1989. Prior to joining CSI, he served as Staff General Manager of the Overseas Business Planning Department at JFE Steel, and prior to that served as General Manager of the Plant Engineering Department in Fukuyama Works. He has also served as a Member of the Board of Directors of CSI. From 2001 to 2004, he worked at CSI and served as the Manager of Hot Strip Mill Maintenance. Mr. Tanaka graduated from Osaka University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.


Ricardo Bernardes has served as Executive Vice President, Commercial since January 2010. From 2003 to 2009, he served as Chief Financial Officer at California Steel Industries. From 1995 to 2003, he worked at RBS Group (Brazil), a regional multimedia company, most recently as the Executive Director of Business Development. He also served as Chief Financial Officer of the RBS Broadcasting Division, and in other positions of financial and strategic business responsibilities. From 1989 to 1995 he worked at Booz Allen and Hamilton Brazil, an international management and technology consulting firm, where he worked primarily with steel companies in Latin America, and also in business segments such as aerospace, equipment manufacture and automotive. His previous work experience also includes positions in the Production Planning and Cost Analysis departments of Siderurgica Riograndense (a steel mill of Gerdau Group) in Brazil. Mr. Bernardes graduated from Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, and from University of California, Los Angeles, with a Master's Degree in Business Administration, Finance.


Scott Starr has served as Executive Vice President, Operations since August 2016. He joined CSI in 1992, where he has served as General Manager, Operations and Manager, Cold Rolling & Galvanizing Operations, in addition to positions in the metallurgical quality and operations departments. Mr. Starr graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering and from the University of California, Irvine with a Master's Degree in Business Administration.

Finance and Administration

Francisco Peres has served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration since January 2021. He joined CSI in 2018, where he has served as Treasury and Credit Risk Manager and most recently as Controller. From 2016 to 2018, he worked at Vale S.A. of Brazil, one of CSI’s two shareholding companies, serving as Budget and Performance Manager and prior to that served as Financial Specialist from 2011 to 2016. In 2011, he worked as a consultant for global interdealer broker, ICAP (Brazil), as the Finance and Strategic Planning Coordinator. His previous professional experience also includes working at an asset management company structuring and managing private equity and credit funds, structuring financial products for clients and financial valuation to support clients during mergers and acquisitions. He has also served as Controller Coordinator for Banco Prosper (Brazil), responsible for managing profit and loss (P&L), risk control and interface with auditors and regulators. Francisco graduated from the Universidade Federal Fluminense with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with additional education in finance, valuation and accounting at Chicago Booth, Instituto Brasiliero de Mercado de Capitas (IBMEC) and Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV).