Brazilian businessman Flavio Maluf went to work in his family’s business, Eucatex, in 1987 and was promoted to the position of President and CEO of the company ten years later. Eucatex is a manufacturer of building supplies and textiles that are exported to 40 countries around the world, including Germany, Mexico, Holland, the US and the UK. The name Eucatex comes from the fact that the slabs the company uses to build its furniture is made from Eucalyptus wood, and from the textiles or fibers that are used in some of their other exported materials. Visit his article at estadao.com to know more.
In addition to being in a top leadership role at Eucatex, Flavio Maluf is also the President of Grandfood, the maker of the Golden and Premier pet food brand. Although the entrepreneur is part of a wealthy family of politicians and businessmen, he followed his own path in life. After graduating from Armando AlvaresPenteado Foundation with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and from New York University with a Business Administration degree, he went on to work at the banking company Citicorp so he could learn more about how the business world operated, because he felt that gaining this type of knowledge and experience would be beneficial in helping him grow the family business.
Flavio Maluf not only runs his business exceptionally well, but he also helps other entrepreneurs find solutions that will make their businesses more profitable and successful. He is a philanthropist who makes donations to medical facilities in order to help provide much needed healthcare to underprivileged individuals. Among his many contributions were X-ray machines, which he donated to Idio Carli Hospital and Maternity Clinic. The Brazilian executive, who is the son of Paulo Maluf, a well-known politician and businessman in his country, was born in December of 1961 in Sao Paulo, where he currently resides.