March 2011
Forbes Asia;Mar2011 Special Issue Billionaires, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p64
The article offers information on the profile of Rubens Ometto Silveira Mello, chairman at Cosan SA in Brazil. After completing his education, Mello joined conglomerate Grupo Votorantim as financial director. In 1980 he joined his family's sugar mill business and developed it into the Cosan Ltd. which is the third largest sugar producer in the world and the fifth-largest ethanol producer. Cosan SA has launched a biofuel joint venture with Royal Dutch Shell PLC called Raizen.


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