Matthias Buttner, Ambassador of InterNations ExPat Community, Campinas Brazil and also the president of the Alumni-Club of the University St. Gallen in Brazil, The Campinas InterNations community recently celebrated the first anniversary of serving the region and I had the pleasure of meeting many of the members. In this interview we talk about Brazil, the Intercultural challenges and exciting opportunities for expats in the Brazil.
Matthias is a Swiss citizen with permanent residency in Brazil (Campinas area), Matthias has worked 11 years in the in-vitro diagnostics and pharmaceutical industry in Latin America, out of which nine years alone in Roche's Diagnostics Division in Brazil and Latin America. He has a proven track-record in business development, general management and start-up management, with a focus on Brazil. By his personality, he is a rather entrepreneurial and innovative individual, and by academic training, he is a Business Administrator and Economist from a leading international university (St. Gallen in Switzerland). He is fluent in German (native language), English, Portuguese and Spanish.
"Brazil is not for beginners" is a famous line of the Brazilian musician Tom Jobim. Helping Swiss small- to mid-sized companies navigate through the difficult business waters in Brazil is Matthias' main mission today at the Swiss Business Hub in Sao Paulo.
Lucy Jordan is also, oil and gas stringer for Platts, blogger for Americas Quarterly and a regular contributor to GlobalPost and the Independent.
She was born and grew up in Norfolk, in the UK. She studied English Literature at Edinburgh University and later did an MA in journalism at City University in London. Lucy Jordan has worked as a research assistant at the Village Voice in New York , a reporter at the Cambodia Daily in Phnom Penh and now has been living In Brasilia since May 2012.
Ben Tavener, British journalist and amateur photographer living in South Brazil .
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has released its second GBTA BTI Outlook report on Brazil as part of its semiannual series. The report, sponsored by Visa, includes the GBTA BTI, an index of business travel spending which provides a way to distill market performance over a period of time...
Edwin Asberg, Sports Management Specialist
Edwin is originally from a Brazilian town called Holambra which is strongly connected to international culture, more especifically the Dutch one. In 2010 Edwin decided to study for his masters in Europe, and is currently finishing his masters in sport management at the German Sport University, in Cologne, Germany.
Edwin studied Sports (with focus on sport management) at the University of Sao Paulo where he participated in the junior enterprise. Besides an academic background, he also worked at Máquina do Esporte in Brazil, a leading media company that covers sports from a a business perspective. In addition to his studies in Germany Edwin is also an assistant at the international department of Sport und Markt, a global leader in market research in sports based in Cologne.
A small crop of Brazilian baby retailers are gaining traction--and funding from high-profile investors.
Baby boom? It looks like there is a burgeoning baby e-commerce sector in Brazil.
Most recently, Baby, a Brazil-based online retailer of baby goods, just secured $16.7 million in financing, led by Accel Partners, according to The New York Times.
This announcement comes hot on the heels of more Brazil baby start-up success: Another online retailer, Bebestore, recently raised more than $10 million from London-based venture capital firm Atomico, reported The Times.
The following video shows three cases of successful business ventures in Brazil.
Richard Kane is a social scientist, Brazilianist and entrepreneur on a quest to introduce as many students, faculty and professionals from around the world to Brazil as possible.
He has found his dream job serving as an academic advisor, internship coordinator, career counselor and study tour coordinator for the Family and Consumer Sciences department at Illinois State University.
Born in Chicago the son of an orphaned Teamster and an angel of Swedish decent, Richard developed a relentless curiosity about the world and its people. His quest to understand how society works has been rewarding, but not easy.
Amcham Campinas Launching of the Premio Eco 2012
At today´s Sustainability Fourum event Amcham-Brasil celebrates 30 years of success of honoring Brazilian corporations for best practices in Sustainability.
Renato Ferreira, of Grupo Libra and Thiago Char of Kimberly-Clark shared their experience as winners of Premio Eco 2011.
For more information about Premio Eco
Tom Reaoch made a networking presentation to the members of Amcham Uberlandia. Uberlandia is the second largest city in the State of Minas Gerais as well as one of the most important distribution centers in Brazil. Amcham Uberlandia branch was founded in 2006 and now has over 150 member companies with strong presence in the Logistics, Service and Technology industries.
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