Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world by area, and Brazil has the sixth largest population in the world. Even though the economy has been weak over the last two years, Brazil still has the seventh largest economy in the world. The Brazilian people are a resilient, creative, and an enterprising group. Brazil has built a reputation as a BRICS nation. Brazil is a major player on the world’s export stage. The country has more natural resources that most people can name. Brazilian companies export red meat, soybeans, poultry, sugar cane, shoes, and building supplies to countries around the world. One of the top building material suppliers in the world is based in Sao Paulo. That company is Eucatex.
Brazil has a lot of eucalyptus trees, and in the 1950s, the trees were cut down to produce floorboards and ceiling tiles. A ceiling tile made from eucalyptus wood was a new product in 1954. Only one company in the state of Sao Paulo produced a wood ceiling tile and that company wasn’t really a company. The first wood ceiling tiles were produced by a sawmill owned by the Maluf family. But when the sawmill started shipping the eucalyptus wood tiles to customers, Eucatex was born.
In 1987, Flavio Maluf, the grandson of the founder of Eucatex, joined the company. Flavio knew he would be the president of Eucatex one day, but before he assumed that role, he went to New York and studied at NYU. Flavio studied the U.S. consumer market while he lived in New York. Flavio was named the president of the company in 1997, and almost immediately, he changed the business mentality of Eucatex. Maluf turned Eucatex into a modern day environmentally friendly exporter that conserved natural resources by using renewable energy in company factories.
Flavio also expanded the product line and that gave the company the opportunity to sell those products to the home improvement stores in North America and Europe. Today, Eucatex is one of the leading exporters of MDF panels, paints, floorboards and varnishes to retailers in the U.S. and Europe. Find Flavio personally on Facebook, and get his recent take on taxes on Infomoney.
David Osio, a financial advisor has been slowly changing the world one philanthropic effort at a time. Osio is most widely known for his support of the arts. His love of music specifically has impacted his collaboration with multiple non-profit organizations, where he conducts his business. Osio has been making an effort to reach out to organization where he has offered counsel on financial matters, hoping to help instill good habits into the local community while he continues to share his wealth on a more global scale.
One of the organizations that Osio is most passionate is the Miami Symphony Orchestra. As a member of the board, Osio takes great pride in it as a member, but as a financial advisor and philanthropist, Osio is looking at his donations as a good outcome for the community.
Osio is the CEO of Davos Financial Group, and is always looking for ways to impact the community as someone that can provide sound counsel on financial matters, but he is also looking for ways to sow culture into the community. Orchestras have often incorporated programs into their organization as a learning experience for both children and adults, but the long-term benefits of music and the arts can be astounding in a community.
Osio is also giving money to medical research for children. The International foundation known as the Children’s Orthopedic Foundation is a recipient of his funding. In a recent press release, he made this statement: “My hope is that someday those who are fortunate enough can come together to make a financial difference for this important cause.”
David Osio has been instrumental in implementing global financial strategy as well as within the local community. Osio founded his company more than 20 years ago, and today is impacting the globe financially, opening up offices in Venezuela and other areas in South America. He continues his education in order to further this credentials for the good of his career and his clientele.
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