ArcelorMittal Brazil President and ArcelorMittal Aços Longos & Mineração LATAM CEO Mr Jefferson De Paula was awarded the "Business Personality of the Year of Minas Gerais" award. The executive was one of the honorees in the 24th edition of the "Minas Award - Business Performance - Best and Greatest", organized by the magazine Common Market. The ceremony took place on 28 November in the capital of Minas Gerais. At the time, ArcelorMittal was also featured in the category "Tradition and Perpetuity" for the centenary, completed in 2021, and for being among the 50 best and largest in the state.The choices of the company and its president are due to the financial results obtained last year, the milestone of 100 years of foundation and the importance of the segment to the economy. ArcelorMittal is the largest steel producer in Brazil and has innovation at the center of its strategy. Its production of long steel and high quality plans supplies the automotive, home appliances, packaging, construction and shipbuilding industries.Mr De Paula is also the Chairman of the World Council for Health and Safety of the group. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the ArcelorMittal Group. He has been in the steel industry for over 36 years. He has been in the group since 1991, having held several executive positions in Brazil, Argentina, USA, Canada, Mexico and Europe.As an external partner to the ArcelorMittal group, the executive is currently vice-chairman of the board and member of the strategic board of the Federation of Industries of the State of Minas Gerais FIEMG, vice-chairman of the board of directors of the Brazil Steel Institute IABr and vice-chairman of the board of the Latin American Steel Association Alacero).De Paula holds a degree in metallurgical engineering from the Fluminense Federal University (Brazil), and has an executive degree in business schools such as Fundação Dom Cabral (Brazil), Universidad Austral - IAE School of Business (Argentina), Insead (France) and Kellog School of Management, Northwestern University (USA).