Jorge Gerdau Johannpeter

Jorge Gerdau Johannpeter

Jorge Gerdau Johannpeter (2006)
Born Jorge Gerdau Johannpeter
(1936-12-08) December 8, 1936
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nationality  Brazil
Alma mater Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Net worth Increase US$ 926 million (2012)[1]
Children 5[2]

Jorge Gerdau Johannpeter is a Brazilian businessman of German descent, great-grandson of Johann Heinrich Kaspar Gerdau, Gerdau Group's founder.[3] He held various positions within the Gerdau Group, and was its CEO from 1983 to 2006.[4] He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gerdau until 2015. Since 2011, he became president of the Chamber of Management Policies, Performance and Competitiveness (CGDC), an organization linked to the Presidency of Brazil.[5]

As a member of the Dilma Rousseff government, he has advocated the reduction in the number of ministries, which he considered to be excessive.[6]


Jorge Gerdau was a horse rider until 2009,[7] being the owner of the Haras Joter, which in 1996 placed three animals of his creation in the Atlanta Olympic Games.[8] His son André Bier Gerdau Johannpeter (current CEO of Gerdau Group) won a bronze medal in the competition of show jumping (team).[4]

Jorge Gerdau is also an aficionado of surfing, sport he practiced in Rio Grande do Sul from the early 1960s.[9]



In October 2002 it was announced that the Haras Joter Ltda. (controlled by Jorge Gerdau) had been benefited from a loan of R$ 45.3 million (about US$ 15.1 million) granted by the Gerdau Group. The move caused controversy in the financial market, because it would not have been previously approved by the shareholders. In its defense, the Group reported that the loan was granted at market rates and repaid in full in August of the same year.[13]

See also


  1. Anderson Antunes (2012-10-08). "The Richest People In Brazil". Forbes (magazine). Retrieved 2013-03-03.
  2. Suzana Naiditch; Cristiane Mano; Cristiane Correa (2006-11-20). "Definido o sucessor de Jorge Gerdau" (in Portuguese). Exame (magazine). Retrieved 2013-03-03.
  3. "Chama Empreendedora: A história e a cultura do Grupo Gerdau (1901-2001)" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Gerdau. Retrieved 2013-03-03.
  4. 1 2 Léo Gerchmann (2006-11-22). "Filho de Gerdau assume direção do grupo" (in Portuguese). Folha de S. Paulo. Retrieved 2013-03-03.
  5. "Governo cria Câmara de Políticas de Gestão, Desempenho e Competitividade" (in Portuguese). Brazilian government. 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2013-03-03.
  6. "Gerdau defende redução do número de ministérios" (in Portuguese). Valor Econômico. 2011-11-23. Retrieved 2013-03-03.
  7. Paulo Navarro (2009-10-23). "Despedida de Jorge Gerdau" (in Portuguese). Jornal Pampulha. Retrieved 2013-03-03.
  8. "Palestra "A Criação do Cavalo de Esporte no Brasil – Experiências Pessoais de Sucesso" por Dr. Jorge Johannpeter" (in Portuguese). Confederação Brasileira de Hipismo. 2012-07-21. Retrieved 2013-03-03.
  9. Dirceu Chirivino (2012-12-19). "O surfista Jorge Gerdau Johannpeter" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2013-03-03.
  10. "Presidente condecora senador e empresários com Medalha do Mérito Científico" (in Portuguese). Empresa Brasil de Comunicação. 2002-08-15. Retrieved 2013-03-03.
  11. "Event: ASQ Rewards Achievements in Quality Methodology". American Society for Quality. 2010-03-09. Retrieved 2013-03-03.
  12. "Jorge Gerdau and Muhtar Kent Honored at Americas Society 32nd Annual Spring Party". Americas Society. 2012-05-23. Retrieved 2013-03-03.
  13. Léo Gerchmann (2002-10-17). "Gerdau empresta R$ 45,3 mi para o próprio haras" (in Portuguese). Folha de S. Paulo. Retrieved 2013-03-03.

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