Roger Agnelli, the former chief executive of Brazilian mining company Vale, died in a small plane crash in São Paulo on Saturday. He was 56 years old.
The plane carrying Agnelli crashed into a São Paulo suburb shortly after taking off, killing all six of its passengers as well as the pilot. Local newspaper O Globo reports Agnelli owned the plane and that his wife and two kids were also on board.
A former investment banker, Agnelli ran Vale from 2001-2011 and helped turn it into one of the largest private mining companies in the world. He eventually left the company to found an investment firm.