Archive for April, 2012

TEMBA, Day 2, April 30, 2012

April 30, 2012

Our first full day of meetings.  We began the day with presentations from Daniel Wong (Acquisitions Manager) and Fernando Castelani (Operations Manager) of ESPN Brazil, including a tour of the local studio.  After lunch as Rascal’s, we were privileged to hear from the US Department of Commerce’s Deputry Senior Commericial Officer, Rick de Lambert who discussed the US trade relations with Brazil.  Our third presentation of the day was given by the Managing Director of LatinFinance, who discussed the IPO environment of Brazil.  A full day of meetings is then topped off with a full plate of picanha.

Give us an idea of your major take aways from the day.  Add other comments related to other things you observed, learned, or had not expected to hear of see.

ESPN – Fernando Castelani & Daniel Wong

US Department of Commerce Sao Paulo – Rick de Lambert

Latin Finance – Raul Ciarelli

TEMBA, Day 1, April 29, 2012 – Arrival

April 29, 2012

I love first impressions, and partly because they will never happen again.  The first experience in São Paulo, the first observations about the city, the first encounter with people, the first things to eat, the first attempts to communicate. And it didn’t take long for everyone to jump into it: Mercado Central, Ibirapuera Park, Fig Tree Restaurant, Sky bar, caipirinhas, chopp.  Tell me about your first impressions and your first experiences here in São Paulo.

Company Visit Preparation and Presentation

April 5, 2012

Rio de Janeiro

(1) Banco do Brasil: Adam Lieb, Kelly Stravers Courtney Shipper, Josh Tinch

(2) FMC: Will Nichols, Justin Fenchel, Laura Wichinskey, Marisa Kraines

(3) Cantagalo:

(4) FINEP: Marcel Onuoha, Jessica Cheng, Kathleen McCloskey, Ale Annear


(5) Petrobras: Faris Alforr, Michael Edder, Lori Spilde, Marie White

São Paulo

(6) Embraer: Natalie Fowler, Deepa Jakkamsetti, Venda Yuniarti, Rikiya Toyofuku, Surapan Laosettanun


(7) FGV: João Valentino


(8) Itaú: Shivani Arora, Lakshmi Gupta, Colleen Butts, Spencer Jones


(9) UNICA: Sophie Leon, Leigh Anne Aldord, Janet Mozaffari, Emily Behnke


(10) Corinthians: Joe Gosse, Praveen Katta, Wioll Hobbs, Devin Twichell