The re-election comes as the Brazilian leather sector’s positioning as an industry with high standards and with the objective of continuously improving a sustainable production and increasing its market share in the domestic and international markets. In 2013, Brazil exported tanned, crust and finished leather worth more than US$2.51 billion, a record amount. This represents a growth of 20.8% in comparison to the previous year.

The elected CICB Board of Directors for 2014-15 is as follows:

  • President: Roberto Motta da Silva (JBS Couros)
  • First vice president: Gilmar Harth (Couros Bom Retiro)
  • Second vice president: Emilio Bittar (Coming Ind. e Com. de Couros)
  • Vice president of Technology: Marcelo Seleme (Viposa)
  • Vice president of Corporate Management: Paulo Enzweiler (Indústria de Peles Minuano Ltda.)  
  • Vice president of Domestic Market: Umberto Cilião Sacchelli (Apucarana Leather)
  • Vice president of Feedstock and Products: Iedo Fuga (Fuga Couros)
  • Vice president of Marketing and Trade Promotion: Edson Vanzella Pereira de Souza (Vancouros Comércio de Couros)
  • Vice president of Strategic Management: Evandro Luis Durli (Durli Couros Ind. e Com. de Couros Exp. e Imp)
  • Vice president of Foreign Trade: Augusto Sampaio de Souza Coelho (Curtume Moderno)
  • Vice president of Enviroment and Sustainable Development: Carlos Gilberto Santos Obregon (JBS Couros)