Roger Agnelli and family members die in Brazil plane crash


Roger Agnelli, the former head of the Brazilian mining giant Vale, has died after his private jet crashed into a residential building in Sao Paulo, local media reported.

Agnelli, his wife and two of his children were among seven killed when his aircraft slammed into the building around 18:20 GMT on Saturday, minutes after taking off from an airport in northern Sao Paulo, an aviation official told Reuters news agency.

Agnelli was credited with turning Vale into a major global success, making it Brazil’s biggest exporter and the world’s largest iron ore producer.

“The airplane fell with seven people onboard and all died on the spot. We are looking for other possible victims. The residence’s owner was rescued,” firefighters reported.

Aviation authorities confirmed that Agnelli was the owner of the plane but could not provide a passenger list.

Sources said Agnelli was travelling to a wedding ceremony of a nephew in Rio de Janeiro with his wife Andréia, son João, daughter Anna Carolina, and their two spouses.

Brazilian Senator Aecio Neves wrote on Twitter: “My family and I are shocked over the tragedy that befell my friend Roger Agnelli and his family.”

The weather was clear at the time of the crash.

Known for his discipline and feisty nature, Agnelli clinched the top job at Vale in July 2001 after 19 years as a corporate and investment banker with Banco Bradesco SA, a major Vale shareholder.

He instilled a culture of meritocracy that helped make Vale Brazil’s leading exporter.

To friends and foes, the key to Agnelli’s success was accurately predicting the rise of China as a major minerals consumer, a crucial wager in turning Vale, a former bloated, state-controlled firm, into a global powerhouse.

“He was a visionary that corporate Brazil will miss badly,” said Lawrence Pih, who for decades ran the flour mill Grupo Pacífico SA and sat on the board at the Sao Paulo Federation of Industries with Agnelli.

In Harvard Business Review’s ranking of the world’s best-performing chief executive officers published in February 2013, Agnelli came fourth, only behind Apple Inc’s Steve Jobs, Inc’s Jeff Bezos and Samsung Group’s Yun Jong-Yong.

He was the top mining CEO in the 100-executive ranking. Agnelli earned the spot in the Harvard ranking after racking up a consolidated return of 934 percent during his tenure at Vale, whose market value more than doubled in the period.

Agnelli was born May 3, 1959 in São Paulo, Brazil, hailing from a lower-middle-class family of Italian origin (unrelated to the Agnellis who founded and ran Fiat) and in 1981 graduated with a degree in economics from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (commonly referred to as FAAP).

Agnelli had previously clashed with former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva after his firing of 2,000 workers in the wake of the global financial crisis of 2008, and had, also, accused members of Lula’s Workers Party of trying to install loyalists at Vale SA and seek a bigger say in key decisions.


thanks to intrigued for the link..

i am a suspicious type..especially when people like this die in strange accidents..

“Agnelli, his wife and two of his children were among seven killed when his aircraft slammed into the building around 18:20 GMT on Saturday, minutes after taking off from an airport in northern Sao Paulo, an aviation official told Reuters news agency.”

an enemy of rousseff and lula?


~ by seeker401 on March 22, 2016.

5 Responses to “Roger Agnelli and family members die in Brazil plane crash”

  1. Dont know why guys like him risk flying at times of public knowledge – there are things that can be done to make life difficult for those who want you
    in a permanent resting position for their own gain – like changing flight times without warning and keeping travel plans a secret .

    • i think they find you sooner or later..

      • Even the pope cant hide after dissolving the jesuit order :-

        It may of course have been a mere coincidence, but a few months later the Pontiff, who up to then had enjoyed the most robust health and whose spirits had the buoyancy of youth, showed symptoms of a strange and unknown disease which completely baffled the court physicians.

        Clement was exceedingly abstemious and frugal; all his food was cooked by a Franciscan friar and could not possibly have been tampered with, so it is supposed that the poison—if poison there was—must have been introduced into some figs which the friar bought unsuspectingly one day from a street vendor.

        Be that as it may, the Pontiff gradually lost his voice while [p. 275] his tongue and throat became so inflamed that he was driven to keep his mouth perpetually agape in an attempt to obtain, through the freshness of the air, some relief from his sufferings.

        He, who had been so strong and untiring, became as weak as an infant; his limbs betrayed him and he could scarcely drag himself from chair to couch. Alternately he would be a prey to insomnia or fall into a stupor from which he could not be roused. His martyrdom was indescribable.

        He made heroic efforts to conceal his condition, fighting the complaint inch by inch with all the energy he could muster in his debilitated state. His gaiety flickered out; he became morose, irascible and suspicious; the virus after devastating his body attacked his mind. For hours this Pontiff, so wise and so diligent, would sit at his window pathetically intent on dazzling the passers-by with the reverberation of the sun’s rays on a hand mirror.

        In his moments of lucidity he would express feelings of the most admirable fortitude and resignation. The physical and mental tortures he endured drew tears of compassion from those who served him.

        “I knew”, he is reported to have said, “that I would pay with my life for what I did; but I never anticipated such a long-drawn-out agony and such refinement of cruelty!”

  2. Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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