Elected by the Council of Representatives through a system of slates in which the names of all candidates and their titles are listed, the Board of Directors evaluates the President’s proposals for structuring and organizing internal, technical, and administrative services as well as the plan on titles and salary. 

Among other functions, it discusses and decides on the propositions of the Thematic Councils and selects industrial representatives to collegiate bodies and in official capacity. 

The President convenes the Board of Directors, whose decisions are made by a majority of votes with a quorum of at least more than half of the members. The term is four years. 

Presidency

CNI’s President ensures that decisions of the Council of Representatives and Board of Directors are fulfilled. He represents CNI to public, private, national, and international organizations. He also appoints representatives to government councils, commissions, committees, or working groups. 

The President enters into agreements and contracts, and authorizes expenditures outlined in the budget. 

The President’s term is four years, with the possibility of being reelected once for a consecutive term. The President is elected through the slate system along with other members of the Board of Directors. 

CNI’s current president is Robson Braga de Andrade. Mr. Andrade, who is 64 years old, was president of the Federation of Industries of the States of Minas Gerais for two terms (from 2002 to 2010), is from São João Del Rey in the state of Minas Gerais, and became CNI’s President in 2010. 

Andrade is also president of Orteng Equipamentos e Sistemas Ltda, a cutting-edge company headquartered in Contagem, a city in the metropolitan area of Belo Horizonte, that produces equipment for the energy, oil, gas, mining, steel, sanitation, telecommunications, and transportation markets. He is a mechanical engineer by training and graduated from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).