Glenn Laken

Community And Business Bring Flavio Maluf Success

Flavio Maluf is a well known name in the cities of Sao Paulo and Salto in Brazil, largely he is known as a business person but increasingly as a community leader working to better the lives of the people he lives among. Maluf is a popular business leader who has built on the early national success the Eucatex company found in the middle of the 20th century to turn the group into a global leader in the production of wood based products; Maluf has also been looking for new ways of bringing success to the company.

The life of Flavio Maluf seems to always be linked to the areas of Sao Paulo and Salto where the popular business leader has been determined to keep the Eucatex brand based in a bid to aid the community of this region. After studying in Sao Paulo to become a mechanical engineering graduate, Flavio Maluf departed for the U.S. where he explored the global economy and continued his studies in New York; Maluf returned to this region of Brazil when he joined the Eucatex group in 1987 and became President in 1997. Bringing the Eucatex company into the modern world as a global leader meant moving the production process into the 21st century, which included the decision by Maluf to keep the production process in the area in a bid to keep the community at the heart of the success of Eucatex.

Flavio Maluf has not only made sure his company sets out to bring success to the people of Brazil, but he also makes sure his own success is reflected in the community he looks to aid with various philanthropic programs. Maluf has spent much of the last few years concerned with the health of the people of Salto and Sao Paulo, which has led the father of three to provide funding for a local hospital’s maternity unit to make sure the next generation of Brazilians have the best possible start in life.