Dick DeVos’s Mission

Dick DeVos is a man who does not hesitate to use his considerable fortune to make what is important to him happen. The former CEO of Amway Corporation makes donations and instigates policy changes at all levels, from improving the skyline and saving the downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan from suburban sprawl to causing over 20 states to allow students to use vouchers to obtain private education. He and his wife, Betsy, the U.S. Secretary of Education, have a mission to enable children from all walks of life to have access to all of the opportunities that their own children had in terms of education as well as health care.



DeVos has always been politically active. For one thing, he has put a great deal of time and effort into supporting the GOP through both donations and using his considerable influence. He also was responsible for a law that allowed local laborers to choose for themselves whether or not they wanted to join a union. Unfortunately, his run for governor was not successful, but he was able to single-handedly convince Southwest to expand into the Grand Rapids, Michigan airport, making it a noteworthy airport with direct flights into the city and removing it from the list of top 5 most expensive airports. His work on the airport, as well as his experience as a pilot caused him to be named to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Management Advisory Council.



Dick has donated much time and effort into improving the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 1991, he formed the Grand Action group, who ultimately constructed buildings in downtown Grand Rapids which included an arena, a city market, and a medical school. Along with his wife, Betsy, he formed the Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, which was responsible for 138.7 million dollars in donations to varied organizations. They were the leading donators for a local children’s hospital, which would allow families with children in need of treatment to stay at home, rather traveling to the Mayo Clinic or Ann Arbor. Other programs that benefited from the foundation include health and human services programs, churches, arts and cultural programs, schools, and leadership programs. Learn more: http://www.dbdvfoundation.org/



DeVos is a self-proclaimed “flight geek.” He combined his love of aviation with his enthusiasm for private education to start the West Michigan Aviation Academy. This charter school is located at Gerald R Ford International airport, which is also home to the Amway corporate hangar.



The Succession Of Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi’s Position At Bradesco

Bradesco is one of the largest banking and financial service institutions in Brazil. For a long time, until 2009, it was the largest private bank in Brazil before Unibanco and Itau joined the market. The headquarters of the bank is in Osasco. Bradesco is the pioneer of the ATM biometric reading system in Brazil. The system enables customers to be identified using the vascular pattern of their hands while serving as a complementary password. The bank offers internet banking services, credit card, and pension plan services. The bank also provides personal and commercial loans alongside leasing services.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi took over the position of chief executive officer of Bradesco from Brandao when the outgoing CEO turned ninety-one. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi told reporters that Bradesco is set to select the new CEO from its internal candidates, just like they did previously. He holds both the CEO and chairman position temporarily following the resignation of the company chairman; Lazaro Brandao. The bank is scheduled to announce the name of the new CEO in thirty days before its shareholder assembly.

Lazaro Brandao had performed impressively at the company for a long time, and his departure led to another decision to keep Luiz Carlos at the firm until 2019. The bank charter requires the president to retire at the age of sixty-five, which is only one year short of Luiz Carlos’s age, but he has been given a waiver for one year that will not be entirely exercised. The big question for the bank now is who will replace Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi as CEO. One of the names that have come up is that of Mauricio Minas who is popular in the market for leading an entire technological revolution of the company on terra.com.br. Another possible candidate is Josue Pancini who has served as the vice president of the company for a long time. Ideally, those who have served for a longer time would be considered first during selection, but this criterion was not given much weight when Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was appointed.

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Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi is likely to have a significant influence on the selection of the ideal candidate for the highly competitive position. There is an expectation for a fairly integrated transition because the company has many talented individuals who have been in leadership positions and the solid corporate governance of the bank. As much as no loud speculations have been made about it, there is an open dispute over the succession of Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi at Bradesco.

Notably, according to Luiz Carlos on infomoney.com.br, his successor has not yet been chosen, and there is no anticipation of who it will be. Instead, it will be a standard routine process that respects talent for exercising the functions of the organization. There is no defined profile for his deputy, but the desired qualities are those of leadership and one’s own light.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was born on 6th October 1951 in Marilia. He is a graduate of the faculty of philosophy, sciences, and letters of Sao Paulo. He began his career at Bradesco in 1969 and was elected to serve as the Director of the bank in 1984 and later on became the vice president in 1999. Luiz Carlos was the chairman of Bradesco Seguros Group from 2003 to 2009 and was elected as the chief executive officer in 2009.

Luiz Carlos is one of the most sought for Brazilian executives. Foreign investors have shown a lot of interest in his services. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi has participated in the world Economic Forum in Davos and believes that the return to economic growth in Brazil will not be chicken flight. Instead, it should have already reached 2.3% within the last twelve cumulative months from July last year.

See: https://www.istoedinheiro.com.br/o-bradesco-de-brandao-trabuco/