Flávio Maluf, the Entrepreneurial Engineer
Flávio Maluf is a mechanical engineer and entrepreneur from Brazil. He graduated from FAAP, Brazil. Flávio is the eldest son of Paulo Maluf, a politician from Brazil. He is the president of group GrandFood, which owns the feed marks Golden and Premier Pet. He is also the president of the company, Eucatex.
As mentioned earlier, Flávio graduated at Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado (FAAP) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanic Engineering. He took specialization courses in accounting for non-accountants, management, rural management, foreign trade principles, and foreign exchange principles.
Since April 29, 2005, Flávio has been working at Eucatex S.A. Industria e Comercio as their Chief Executive Officer. Flávio also serves on the Board of Executive Officers of the company as the chairman. Flávio also works at Eucatex Trading e Engenharia and Eucatex Química e Mineral as the Vice Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer respectively. Mr. Maluf has also worked for Citibank N.A, New York and Sistema S.A. Corretora de Títulos e Valores Mobiliários.
As the president of Eucatex, Brazil, Flávio knows that to win in unstable market conditions it is essential to know the situation around, especially those that are delicate to your company. According to Flávio, all the efficient management teams know that companies that invest in efficient production, distribution, and client relations excel in this competitive industry. It is fundamental to take advantage of situations, especially in conditions that seem unfavorable.
Flávio explains that certain conditions, especially economic, act as barriers to trade and industry. In a time of crisis, the situation could get worse. Mr. Maluf points out those dynamic economies require the best professionals so that they can come up with the best appropriate opportunities.
Flavio is confident that the years 2015 and 2016 will be difficult for the industry in Brazil, with the exceptions being the food and beverage industry. According to Flávio, the solution is having a number of investments and entrepreneurship schemes as one waits for the market to present an improvement.