August 17

Louis Chenevert a Man of Many Talents

Louis Chenevert has often been referred to as a man of many skills and talents. As Chenevert has proven, it matters now where you come from, but it only matters where you end up. His career has flourished with prestigious titles in production management for General Motors, as well as CEO and advisor for Goldman Sachs. Finishing strong is something he was able to do, and he encourages others to do the same. What made the difference for Louis Chenevert?

His story is about knowing exactly what he wanted out of life, and coming up with a plan to get there. Unlike many successful businessmen, Louis Chenevert was not born to a wealthy or accomplished family in the world of business. His path to success was paved with nothing more than his commitment to doing the work and becoming a successful individual. He had learned long ago that if he remained dedicated to working hard, that he would ultimately have prosperity.

Gaining an interest in business while growing up, and later attended the HEC Montreal Business School where he majored in production management. His passion during this time was to discover how to produce the absolute best goods through a production process and system while minimizing cost. Upon his graduation, he quickly secured a job with General Motors in production management, proving to his superiors that his education as well as his dedication to his career was more than enough for him to become the success he had dreamed about.

While working with General Motors, Louis became good friends with Guy Hachey, the hiring manager for the company. Through their long journey in production, and the success that was achieved while Louis was in management, production levels increased, impressing Hachey as well as his superiors. Hachey found it easy to get along with Louis, and they remain friends today.

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August 6

Guilherme Paulus one of the most influential businessmen

CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. is currently the largest travel company in Brazil and is in 23 states in the country. Not only is CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. the largest in Brazil, but currently has 209 points of sales globally with an office in Europe and many neighboring South American countries. The widely successful and influential travel agent company employs over 3,200 citizens and more than 1,000 suppliers. CVC Brasil has grown to services directly more than 8.5 million customers in both South America and Europe

CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.Awas founded in 1972 by Guilherme Paulus and his partner Carlos Vicente Cerchiari when Paulus was only 24 years old. The two hit the ground running, but Carlos Vicente Cerchiari, in 1974 decided to sell his portion of the company and give Guilherme Paulus full control of operations going forward. Visit gjphotels.com to learn more about Paulus


Guilherme Paulus graduated college with a degree in business and has worked with IBM for over 20 years. Guilherme Paulus has ventured into the hotel industry and has been making significant financial investments in many hotels. In 2005 Guilherme founded GJP Hotels and Resorts. Mr. Paulus makes a point to focus more on the customer, to ensure their satisfaction. Mr. Paulus was added to Forbes list of billionaires in 2013 the same year he became Chairman of the Board of Directors at CVS Brasil. Currently, GJP Hotels and Resorts control more than 15 hotels and resorts in Brazil. There are plans for GJP to expand and create new locations to include the highly sought surrounding airport areas.

Mr. Paulus is also a member of the Board of Directors for GJP and is an active member of the Tourism National Board, which is named by the Republic’s President. One of Brazil’s most respected and influential businessmen, Guilherme Paulus was recognized and named Entrepreneur of the year for his direct contributions to the improvement of the quality of life in Brazil.

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March 10

Octavio De Lazai Jr. To Succeed Bradesco Bank Leader Luiz Carlos Trabuco

Mr. Luiz Carlos Trabuco of the Bradesco bank was promoted to the positions of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the financial establishment by the former leader Mr. Lazaro de Mello Brandao before his retirement. Mr. Luiz Carlos Trabuco was at the post for a couple of years and has already elected his successor.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco is the new chairman of the bank. He started as clerk after graduating in Universtiy of Sao Paolo. Bradesco Bank is the second largest bank in Brazil. Luiz Carlos Trabuco holds different executive positions within the bank. He worked as department director and Vice President.

The next in line for the leadership of the Bradesco bank is Mr. Octavio de Lazari Jr. who is the Vice President of the Bradesco bank and the President of the Bradesco Seguros, a subsidiary. Mr. Octavio de Lazari Jr. will start on his new position n March 13 later this year while maintaining his current position as President of the Bradesco Seguros. The Bradesco bank announced the new leader along with a statement that the appointment of Mr. Octavio de Lazari Jr. is approved by the Succession and Appointment Committee of Bradesco Bank. His appointment is also a way for the back to maintain the continuity of its leadership n acknowledge the achievements of the bank’s own professional.

Read more: Conselho do Bradesco escolhe Octavio de Lazari Junior para substituir Trabuco como presidente

Mr. Octavio de Lazari Jr. achieved his higher education at the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of Osasco, Sao Paulo. He graduated in Economic Sciences and then move on to specialize in Financial Strategies and Marketing at the FIA. After that, Mr. Octavio de Lazari Jr continued to achieve specializations from different institutions. He graduated in Financial Management from the FGV and Strategies in Finance from the FDC. Later on, Mr. Octavio de Lazari Jr took part in the Advanced Management program which was taught by the renowned IESE Business School located in Navarra, Sao Paulo.

Mr. Octavio de Lazari Jr put a start to his career in 1978 at one of the Bradesco branches in Sao Paulo. He started out as an office boy and worked his way up to becoming the Agency Manager of that branch according to valor.com.br. The next step in his career was in 1988 when Mr. Octavio de Lazari Jr converted into working in credit. He became the Director of the department and worked with clients such as small and medium business, corporate clients, and more.

The next step in his career came in 2010 when Mr. Octavio de Lazari Jr received a promotion to the position of Department Director of the Department of Loans and Finances according to meioemensagem.com.br. A couple of years later, Mr. Octavio de Lazari Jr started working on Board of Executive Officers of the Bradesco bank. After a few more years, Mr. Octavio de Lazari Jrbcame the Executive Officer Vice President of the Bradesco Seguros Group as well as its Chief executive Officer. The Bradesco Seguros Group contains eight subsidiary businesses of the Bradesco bank.

Having started his career at the Bradesco bank at the age of 17, Mr. Octavio de Lazari Jr has worked his way up to the top of Bradesco bank, concluding his climb at the age of 54. He will start taking care of his new responsibilities as the leader in March and continue for a few years before he has to elect a successor.

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February 27

Malcom CasSelle’s Career and OPSkins’ Success

A successful worldwide pioneer of in-game sales and acquisition of virtual assets, OPSkins has amassed an impressive following around the globe. The makers of the successful company have decided to create a new blockchain platform to assist in virtual asset trading. This platform, Worldwide Asset eXchange, or WAX, will act as a P2P marketplace that will allow users to participate in the trading of virtual assets that have a blockchain foundation. Through this, users will be able to successfully buy and sell virtual assets between each other.

 

The CIO of OPSkins and President of WAX, Malcolm CasSelle, pursued an education in Computer Science, obtaining a bachelor’s degree at MIT and a master’s at Stanford. Malcolm CasSelle’s career took off with him co-founding a publicly-traded telecom company called PCCW, based in Hong Kong. PCCW’s earnings skyrocketed from zero to $38 billion dollars in just 18 months. Thanks to his ventures and work overseas, he also has mastered the languages of Japanese and Mandarin, giving him international outreach.

 

Prior to becoming the CIO of OPSkins, he acted as President and CTO at Tronc and SVP & GM of Digital Media at SeaChange Int’l, as well as working as an advisor, CEO, and board member for many other companies. SeaChange Int’l ended up acquiring his company, Timeline Labs, where he had been working as CEO. Timeline Labs is a company that allows businesses to discover, show, and measure content that is appealing to users based on social signaling. Additionally, he has invested in wildly-successful companies such as Facebook and Zynga. Since 2017, however, he has been serving as the President of WAX and CIO of OPSkins.

 

WAX is a company that is revolutionary in its kind; it allows anyone the capability to operate a virtual marketplace that functions as well as any other competitor without the need to invest in security, infrastructure, or payment processing. Thanks to his expansive career, Malcolm CasSelle has become a well-recognized name in his respective industry and continues to drive his business towards an innovative future.

 

December 29

Daniel Taub Shares Sage Advice and Life Lessons

Soon, Daniel Taub will say goodbye to the United Kingdom, where he has been the Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Court of St. James for the last four years. Taub has the refinement of an upscale British man, combined with the fiery wit or an Israeli, and he will be greatly missed. The Jewish Chronicle’s Michael Freeland shares that Daniel Taub is likely the most popular and successful Israeli envoy after Shlomo Argov, who nearly lost his life to gunfire in London in 1982. Learn more: http://il.linkedin.com/in/daniel-taub

Taub himself, who prefers to be called Daniel, admits that he has accomplished a lot in his role as ambassador, seeing as how Israel and UK relations are at their strongest now. Huffington Post conducted a Q&A with Daniel, who is a father of six and a grandfather of one. He shares his take on serious matters like conflict between Israel and Palestine and Europe’s anti-semitism. Taub also touches on the life lessons he has taken to heart throughout his time as ambassador.

 

Daniel admits that he wishes he and his family would have visited the London theater scene more. He shares that work was especially demanding and now that he is on his final days of vacation, he and his wife plan to take their children to as many shows and musicals as possible. The family has seen High Society, and plans to see Les Miserables.

 

The ambassador also shares that now that he is ending his four-year term, he can truly say he’s satisfied. He states that it’s common to leave a position and think of all the things that could have been accomplished. However, he is proud of the goals that the embassy has accomplished so much and has done more than expected. Taub also shares that the embassy was able to geographically get to new places, and were able to open information centers in Israel, Wales and Scotland, and to expand the Manchester information center.

 

Taub also shares that it’s beneficial to talk to both friends and “enemies” in order to learn more about the world and to have a more well-rounded perspective. He also discusses the importance of family, and says that his family is a priority: so much so that he and his family are looking forward to moving back to Jerusalem.