With the increase in international trade, entrepreneurs are coming up with different innovative products and services in the market. Further, technology has connected different parts of the globe besides increasing human’s discovery potentials. New fields of engineering and technology have led to the creation of innovative solutions to the various problems that affect the masses. Engineers are highly educated individuals having creative knowledge in fixing different mechanical faults and designing top-notch infrastructures like roads, rails, vehicles and electronic gadgets. With a rise of new demands for solutions to engineering problems, new careers in engineering are seeing young people come up with different ideas that will be used in providing answers to future engineering challenges.
Combination of different skills helps in broadening one’s vision. Fersen Lambranho is a Brazilian national born in 1961. He is an alumnus of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeior (UFRJ) where he studied for his undergraduate degree in civil engineering. He later on attended the Instituto de Pos Graduacao e Pesquisa em Administracao to study for his masters in business administration. Combination of engineering and business has been quite helpful as he has been able to hold various managerial positions in different organizations. He participated at the Owner President Management Program and successfully completed the program from the prestigious Harvard Business School.
Fersen has worked for the Lojas Americanas SA as the chief executive officer. He rendered his services for the company for 12 years. During his 12-year stint at the company he climbed through the corporate ladder and between 1998 and 2003, Fersen served as the director of the Lojas Company. Owing to his vast experience, he has been entrusted in holding board positions in different organizations. Fersen has been a director of Gafisa S.A, Tele Norte Leste Participacoes Shoptime, Americanas.com, Playcenter and ABC Supermercados S.A. Other companies that have enjoyed his leadership are BR Properties, Laboratorio Americano de Farmacoterapia S.A, and Sao Carlos Empreendimentos e Participacoes.
Fersen has a vast wealth of experience spanning over 20 years. His experience in management has seen him sit in the board of diverse companies that deal in financial management, mining industry, real estate business and retail industries. He has served as the Chairman of Oi and Contax boards respectively. His immense wealth of knowledge in engineering and entrepreneurship saw him start GP investments in 1998 and a year later, became its managing director. Together with his partner, Antonio Bonchristiano, they acquired 100% of the assets of GP investments.
The entity engages in sourcing for private equity and it is slowly focusing on infrastructure and real estate business.
Having a broad understanding in engineering and entrepreneurship has added advantages to an individual. Fersen Lambranho is an engineer and entrepreneur based in Brazil. He has been on the board of different companies and currently serves as the Chairman of the board of GP Investments.