Banco Bradesco SA Without Lazaro De Mello Brandao, The Longest-Serving Chairman

Banco Bradesco SA is glaring at a future without Lazaro de Mello Brandao. The retired executive was the chairman of the board of directors of the Osasco-based bank. He had held the position for 25 years, starting in 1991. The 91-year-old Brandao knew Bradesco like the back of his hand having commenced his career at the bank in 1943—the same year that Bradesco was established. Like other professionals starting out their careers, Brandao began his career as an entry-level employee. Brandao then moved up the ranks, being appointed a director in 1963. In 1977, the office of the bank’s vice president fell vacant, and the appointing authority settled on Brandao to be Amado Aguiar’s deputy. Aguiar resigned four years later, and Brandao was appointed as his successor.

Aguiar, Bradesco’s founder, stepped down as president but remained the chair of the board. Aguiar and Brandao worked alongside one another until 1991 when Aguiar passed on. Being next to Aguiar in Bradesco’s leadership hierarchy, Brandao was elected to take over from Aguiar. Brandao was officially the second chairman and the second president of Bradesco. He held both positions until 1999 when he relinquished the presidency to Marcio Cypriano.

Brandao presided over the board of directors while Cypriano focused on the day-to-day running of Bradesco. Under Cypriano’s tenure, Bradesco expanded tremendously acquiring ten smaller banks. Brandao and Cypriano cemented Bradesco’s place in the Brazilian banking sector as the largest private bank. Because of age an age limit policy applicable to the office of the president, Cypriano resigned in 2009. Meanwhile, Brandao continued serving as Bradesco’s chairman as the bank does not impose an age limit policy on this office. Bradesco appointed Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi to take over from Cypriano.

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Brandao and Trabuco’s tenure at the helm of Bradesco saw the bank continue its expansion spree. Just a year after taking office, Bradesco acquired Ibi Brazilian and Ibi Mexican. However, the bank’s acquisition of HSBC Brazil is perhaps the most significant inorganic growth strategy overseen by the duo. Bradesco acquired HSBC Holdings Plc.’s retail unit for a whopping $5.2 billion in 2015. The purchase became known as the largest transaction in Brazil in 2015. Isto É Dinheiro Magazine awarded Trabuco the title “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the finance category. In fact, the purchase pushed Bradesco closer to Itaú Unibanco, the largest private bank in Brazil. Itaú Unibanco came to life in 2008 following a merger between Itaú and Unibanco.

Following Brandao’s resignation, Bradesco appointed Trabuco to chair the bank’s board of directors. Trabuco, 66, has been at Bradesco for 48 years, and just like Brandao, he started out as a clerk. He is one of the few longest-serving employees who comprehend Bradesco’s culture to the core. However, Trabuco is approaching 67, and he will need to step down to allow a new CEO to assume office. Trabuco will resign in March.

Trabuco’s resignation is of immense interest to Bradesco and its stakeholders. They are interested to find out who will take the mantle from Trabuco. As the CEO, Trabuco is privy to closely guarded information concerning the appointment of a new CEO. Trabuco hinted to Bradesco’s stakeholders that the bank’s appointing authority would respect Brandao’s wishes. At the helm of Bradesco, Brandao directed that leadership positions at the bank should be awarded to deserving Bradesco’s staff. Although many Bradesco’s staff deserve to succeed Trabuco, only seven of them are in the forefront in the succession talk, according to insiders. They include

• Mauricio Machado de Minas
• Alexandre da Silva Gluher
• Domingos Figueiredo Abreu
• Josué Augusto Pancini
• Marcelo de Araujo Noronha
• Octavio de Lazari
• André Rodrigues Cano

Learn more about Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi: http://bradesco.infoinvest.com.br/relatorios-cvm/ptb/000906/20001231/5/31.12.200.pdf

Human Rights Organizations and the Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund

There are numerous organizations in the world involved in advocating for migrant, civil and human rights. These organizations are both religious and secular. Additionally, there are several global non-governmental organizations dedicated to advocating for civil, migrant, and human rights. Some well-known organizations include:

  • Avaaz
  • Amnesty International
  • Youth for Human Rights International
  • International Partnership for Human Rights
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Society for Threatened Peoples

There are also several community-based organizations and networks actively involved in securing social change and protecting the rights of susceptible populations. These groups educate the society on what is going on and the way forward. Read more: Michael Lacey | Facebook and Village Voice Media | Wikipedia

Additionally, these organizations systematize mass awareness campaigns to inform and educate people around the world about the increasing number of victims of human rights violations. They also identify the culprits of these evil acts and call for mass action to stop the evil doings.

A considerable number of these groups center their attention on the lack of community development and health, basic human rights protection, and environmental and economic justice.

Moreover, these groups advocate for local communities’ rights protection and shine light on global occurrences that require justice for true peace to prevail.

Human rights organizations pursue these objectives by researching problems, undertaking studies, and collecting documents. Additionally, they organize seminars, symposia, and conferences where they broadcast information and call on other international, national, and local groups concerned about peoples’ and human rights to work with them to produce change.

Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund

The Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund is a US-based organization deeply involved in advocating for human rights. Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, two journalists that vehemently support migrant rights groups in Arizona founded the Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund.

The Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund provides resources for groups in Arizona involved in fighting for the rights of migrants among other aspects of the struggle for civil and human rights.

This organization was crafted with a donation of $3.75 million from Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. The co-founders of both the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media, Larkin and Lacey received the funds after suing Maricopa County. The duo was arrested illegally because they published articles that pointed out the evil deeds of Sherriff Arpaio Joe.

In their articles, Lacey and Larkin detailed Sherriff Arpaio’s atrocities and the financial irregularities of his office. Moreover, they publicized the retaliatory abuses of power, rampant mismanagement, illegal detention, deaths, and prosecution of Latinos, mistreatment and substandard health conditions in jails.

Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/new-times-founders-helping-fund-latino-program-at-asu-journalism-school-6661821

Why Matthew Autterson is a Respected Business Leader in Denver

Matthew Autterson is the current President, CEO, and a board member of CNS Bioscience, Inc. The company was started in 2013 by Scott Falci, M.D. Matthew is one of the revered business minds available in Denver. He is an experienced wealth management professional who has held different positions in many companies. Matthew is a graduate of Finance from Michigan State University, and he also attended Graduate Tax Program offered by the same institution.

After graduating from college, Matthew began his career with First Trust Corporation—a subordinate company of Fiserv. He then jumped shipped and joined Resources Trust, a little-known subsidiary of Integrated Resources Inc. Matthew’s professional performance impressed the owners of Resources Trust who appointed him the president of the trust. In 1998, the parent company of Resources Trust was sold to Broad Inc. Matthew at the helm of Resources Trust had managed to progress the fund to over $20 billion in assets and $1 billion in direct deposits.

Matthew’s 25 years in the financial service industry has earned him a place in many Denver based businesses. The businesses are well aware of the resourcefulness of Matthew in matters business management. Falci Adaptive Biosystems (FAB) appointed him to their board, a role he associates with the philanthropic duty to the community. Matthew is passionate about philanthropic duties to the community and has often offered his services free of charge to organizations such as the Denver Zoo, Denver Zoological Foundation, Webb-Waring, and Denver Hospice. In 2000, he was lauded for using his financial industry connections to bring in sponsors to an event meant to raise money for the construction of children’s carousel at Denver Zoo. Matthew managed to convince Dreyfus and other corporate entities to make donations in support of the event. The sponsors offered over $70,000.

Matthew is married to Lori Autterson. The two have children among them is Madison Autterson. Matthew enjoys spending time with his family. In 2007, Matthew and his daughter, Madison Autterson alongside others took part in the Baja 1000 race. Matthew’s team, led by a high profile socialite Holly Kylberg, performed exceptionally well at the event.