Luiz Carlos Trabuco will take over as chairman of the Bradesco board

Luiz Carlos Trabuco has had a more than 50-year career with Bradesco, the most important financial institution in Brazil. Over that time, he has proven to be an instrumental player in the bank’s rise to global prominence.

Now, Trabuco will be taking over from the outgoing chairman Lazaro Brandao. As the head of the bank’s board of directors, Trabuco will be mostly stepping away from the day-to-day operational aspects of running the bank that he was tasked with as CEO. Instead, he will be the bank’s new patriarch, developing broad strategy and overseeing the executive team, holding them to account if they cannot meet the specified goals.

As part of the transition, Trabuco will be required to appoint his own replacement. He has stated that the bank has given him until March of 2018 to make his decision as to who will ultimately replace him. He intends to fully take his time on the matter, a decision that he has described as being of paramount importance to the future of the company.

But even as Trabuco, who is widely recognized as one of the key figures in the history of the bank, takes over the chairmanship, some shareholders are not entirely convinced that the move is the best thing for the bank. Lazaro Brandao, who is now rapidly approaching his 93rd birthday, has served as the bank’s chairman for the last 27 years. Over that time, the company’s stock price has increased by a factor of more than 300 times, representing one of the most remarkable stories of growth of any corporation in the history of Brazil.

Brandao also served as the CEO of the bank between 1981 and 1999. He held the titles of both chairman and CEO, simultaneously, between 1990 and 1999, the only time in the history of the bank that one man has held onto both offices for more than a trivial period of time.

However, Brandao has explicitly stated that, this time, he is gone for good. He has expressed the desire to spend more time with his family. He has also stated that Trabuco is unquestionably the best man to replace him. Even so, many stakeholders are not fully confident that Trabuco will be able to fill the large void left by the departure of such a living legend as Brandao.

But Trabuco is no slouch, either. He has been widely credited with being one of the driving forces behind the bank’s remarkable ascent to prominence throughout the 80s, 90s and 2000s. As the head of the bank’s PR and marketing department, Trabuco was able to salvage a rapidly failing brand that had been seared into the minds of many Brazilians as a hostile, rapacious corporation with parasitic tendencies. Trabuco was able to rip this image from the public mind, in its place creating a brand that is viewed as positively today as anything else in Brazil.

After his outing as PR man, Trabuco was appointed to head up the company’s failing financial planning division. At the time, the bank was following the communistic policy of apportioning from each banker according to his abilities to each client according to their needs. Trabuco recognized the profound error in this at once, moving to a ruthlessly capitalistic model that treated clients according to their value to the bank.

This caused an Earth-rocking explosion in the bank’s balance sheets, enabling it to begin making billions of dollars in new loans. For these efforts, Trabuco was eventually rewarded with an appointment to the position of CEO.

Today, he is widely regarded as one of the formative figures in the bank’s rise to the top.

For more, please read “Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi é o empreendedor do ano nas finanças em 2015.”

Dr. Mark Holterman’s contributions to the medical sector

Dr. Mark Holterman is not the normal doctor you meet. He has done more than the usual doctor stuff that involves basic diagnosis and treatment. Mark works tirelessly to come up with new therapies which aim at benefitting patients suffering from various illnesses. Apart from this, he also performs complex surgeries and educates people through the use of lectures and articles. He has also been working at the University of Illinois, where he teaches students. The professor guides the surgical residents and medical students on various medical processes as he teaches them to perfect at their job.


The list of the important services that he gives to various groups is endless. He currently works at the Mariam Global Health where he is the Chief Executive Officer. Being the CEO, he is often busy and runs on a very busy schedule. Nonetheless, Mark finds time to work with different charities that are related to health ( He supports them on different fronts including financial assistance and guidance-wise. The International Pediatric Specialist Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN) is one of the many organizations that Mark Holterman supports.


IPSAC-VN mentioned in a recent press release that Holterman has been doing a lot for them over the years. The organization was keen to add that his efforts were so vital that they couldn’t have achieved some things without his help. The group which works with hospitals and medical schools in Vietnam is committed to providing the ill kids in the area with the latest surgical improvements that keep being invented. It allows willing donors to chip in the amount that they can to help these kids get back and retain their normal health.


IPSAC-VN has been asking for assistance in training of medical staff, lecturing students in areas that involve newly invented techniques that they are not familiar with, provision of patients care and carrying out of pediatric surgery (Doctors.Healthgrove). All these things are among what Mark Holterman has been doing over the years, and it is likely that they will benefit a lot from him.


Holterman education which he gained at Yale University has enabled him to help a large number of people. He studied biology there and proceeded to study at the University of Virginia where he got an MD. Holterman will continue to contribute a lot to various organizations around the world, especially those that deal with medical.


Sawyer Howitt: The Man Behind Many Business Passions

Businesses today have to stay up to date with all the trends, and with the millennial generation fast-approaching and thriving, it is always necessary to bring the best ideas on the forefront of any business’ ideals and vision.

The millennial generation is known for their youthful energy and passion for what they do. They may be fickle. They may be easily distracted. Their attention span may have gotten easily compromised by the internet tech, but they’re still a creative bunch.

This vision is the belief that Sawyer Howitt shares, and in an article in Medium, he wrote some of the best ideas that he gathered in his experience as an entrepreneur so that many people will enjoy and learn a lot from them.

Starting a Business

It’s always easy to start a business, but what is hard for the millennial generation to do is start a business that answers a real need, a real problem, a significant challenge. With the answers that businesses today provide, there are still many gaps in finding the right answers to all these questions. Sawyer Howitt also featured in the Medium blog post the methods he wrote about regarding some of the guidelines that the young ones should learn from the business experts today. The experience Sawyer had as an entrepreneur also proved worthy of being valued by the current generation.

About Sawyer Howitt

Sawyer Howitt is today’s project manager of Meriwether Group and takes pride in making sure that businesses and entrepreneurs grow while in the industry they’re in today.

With his involvement in different projects in finance and business, many liberal groups thank him for all his projects. His leadership proves worthy of the praises that he got, and he is now the leader in every project that he got involved in right now.

The leaders today always take pride in also becoming the operation and financial head of various businesses. With his leadership at Meriwether Group, he is now a committed trusted advisor to many endeavors for many companies. It is also the vision of Sawyer Howitt to provide the best ideas in the market that pay attention to all the demands and changes of the consumers’ changing needs.

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