Get to know our team

From a small group of visionary researchers, engineers and metallurgists, we’ve grown to a team of over 200 professionals in the United States and Brazil. We’re backed by top investors and led by a world-class team of scientists and metals industry veterans as we scaleup our innovative technology to decarbonize one of the world’s largest sources of CO2 emissions — steelmaking and transform how metals are made. Every member of the team plays an important role in our work to commercialize innovative metals processing solutions.

Who We Are

Every member of the team plays an important role in our work to commercialize innovative metals processing solutions.

Leadership Team

Tadeu Carneiro

Chairman & CEO, Boston Metal

Tadeu Carneiro
Chairman & CEO, Boston Metal

Since joining Boston Metal in 2017 as employee #6, Tadeu has led the company through massive growth, oversubscribed funding rounds, significant scientific developments and the opening of Boston Metal do Brasil.

He brings nearly 50 years of metals industry experience and deep expertise in global strategy, technology development and customer-focused growth. During Tadeu’s 28 years at CBMM (10 of those as CEO), he grew revenue from $100M to over $2B and led an 800% increase in the global niobium market. Tadeu holds a bachelor’s and master’s in metallurgical engineering from Escola Politécnica da USP and an MBA from University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business.

Tadeu is also a metallurgical engineer, an invited lecturer for the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, the lead independent director at Ivanhoe Mines and an advisory board member at Brigham Women’s Heart and Vascular Center.

Itamar Resende

President, Boston Metal do Brasil

Itamar Resende
President, Boston Metal do Brasil

Itamar is leading Boston Metal do Brasil, our subsidiary focused on recovering high-value metals from mining waste.

With nearly 50 years of experience in the global metals and mining industry, Itamar is well-versed in leading teams and companies to succeed. He has over 20 years of C-suite experience and held leadership roles at LSM Brazil (AMG), LSM UK (AMG), Mineracao Taboca and Sigma Lithium. Itamar holds a bachelor’s in metallurgical engineering from Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (UFOP) and a master’s in electrometallurgy from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.

Learn more about Boston Metal do Brasil

Fernanda Fenga

SVP, Corporate, Boston Metal

Fernanda Fenga
SVP, Corporate, Boston Metal

Fernanda oversees the administration of Boston Metal, including human resources, financial operations, IT, risk management, supply chain, compliance and legal affairs. She brings over 20 years of executive experience in these fields as well as in investor relations and government relations in the metals and mining industry.

She started her career working as tax advisor at PwC where she provided services to a range of global enterprises. Fernanda holds a bachelor’s in law, a master’s in corporate law from Ibmec and a master’s in business law from Fundação Getulio Vargas.

Adam Rauwerdink, PhD

SVP, Business Development, Boston Metal

Adam Rauwerdink, PhD
SVP, Business Development, Boston Metal

Adam joined Boston Metal as one of the earliest employees and has subsequently raised over $300M in equity, developed partnerships with global industry leaders such as ArcelorMittal and BMW, and earned countless awards for the company, including 2023 North America Company of the Year from the Cleantech Group. Adam excels at market research and leads Boston Metal’s business development and corporate communications activities.

Prior to Boston Metal, he led global development at several utility-scale energy storage companies. Adam holds a bachelor’s in engineering from the University of Connecticut and a PhD in engineering and innovation from Dartmouth College.

Guillaume Lambotte, PhD

Chief Scientist, Boston Metal

Guillaume Lambotte, PhD
Chief Scientist, Boston Metal

After conducting research on Molten Oxide Electrolysis (MOE) at MIT with two of Boston Metal founders, Professors Sadoway and Allanore, Guillaume joined Boston Metal as one of the first employees and has been instrumental in the growth of our MOE technology from the lab to the industrial scale.

He brings over 10 years of high temperature metallurgy experience with a focus on computational thermodynamics. Guillaume was previously a production assistant manager with Alcan in the aluminum industry. He holds a bachelor’s in materials science and engineering from Ecole Européenne d’Ingénieurs en Génie des Matériaux, a master’s in metallurgical engineering and a PhD in metallurgical engineering from Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal.

Board of Directors

  • Tadeu Carneiro
    Boston Metal
  • Mark Cupta
    Prelude Ventures
  • Rick Cutright
    Climate Investment
    (Founded by OGCI)
  • Irina Gorbounova
    ArcelorMittal
  • Shyam Kamadolli
    Fine Structure Ventures
  • Chris Poirier
    Breakthrough Energy Ventures
  • Katie Rae
    Engine Ventures
  • Donald Sadoway
    MIT
  • Ingo Wender
    Independent

Make a real difference with Boston Metal

Purpose-driven individuals looking to tackle meaningful challenges alongside a smart, dedicated team can build an exciting career at Boston Metal where their contributions will lead to real change.

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