Chairman and CEO, EBX Group
Eike Batista is a Brazilian businessman with interests in petroleum, logistics, energy, mining, shipbuilding and various other industries. He is chairman and CEO of the EBX Group, which encompasses five companies listed on the Bovespa's Novo Mercado (New Market), a segment with the highest standards of corporate governance. The companies, all of which he took public between 2004 and 2010, are OGX (oil and gas), MPX (energy), LLX (logistics), MMX (mining) and OS X (offshore industry). Between 1980 and 2000, Batista created US$20 billion in value through the installation and operation of eight gold mines in Brazil and Canada and a silver mine in Chile. Since 2000, EBX has operated three iron ore mines in Brazil. Batista's EBX Group has invested US$15.5 billion in Brazil in 2011-2012, generating 20,000 jobs in the construction and operation of its enterprises. Over the next 10 years, US$50 billion will be invested in the country.