Brazil: FGV-EAESP Faculty Profiles

Dr. Miguel Pinto Caldas: Leading and Managing Global Organizations

Professor Caldas holds a bachelors degree in Administration from UnB and a master and doctorate degree in Business Administration from FGV-EAESP. Over the last 24 years, he has held several leadership positions in industrial, consulting and academic companies. He is currently the CEO of Human Resources and Organization of the Fibria (union of VCP – Votorantim Celulose e Papel and Aracruz).

From 2003 to 2007, he accepted the prestigious position of Gaston Chair in Loyola University, New Orleans, leading the International Business Program at Loyola. He has taught at FGV since 1997 on the subjects of International Administration and Administração internacional e Compared Management at both in FGV-EAESP in Brasil and in Loyola University in New Orleans. He also taught Organizational Theory, Organizational Behavior and International Administration in the Doctoral Program of EAESP. He has published eight books and more than 100 articles on international management, human resources and organizational development.

Dr. Barbara Flynn, DBA: Global Operations Management

Barbara B. Flynn received a DBA in operations management from Indiana University, a MBA from Marquette University and a BA in psychology from Ripon College. She is currently a professor of operations management at Fundação Getulio Vargas and the Richard M. and Myra Louise Buskirk Professor of Manufacturing Management at Indiana University. Her previous academic appointments have been at Wake Forest University, Iowa State University and Louisiana State University.  She is a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute and recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Decision Sciences Institute and the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Operations Management division of the Academy of Management.

Professor Flynn has received over $1 million in research funding from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education and the Center for Innovation Management Studies.  She is director of the High Performance Manufacturing global research group, which studies the relationship between manufacturing practices and performance in various organizational and national cultures.  Professor Flynn is former Editor-in-Chief and founding editor of Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, and former Editor-in-Chief of Quality Management Journal.  She is a past President of the Decision Sciences Institute and has held leadership positions within the Decision Sciences Institute, Academy of Management, Institute for Management Sciences (TIMS) and American Production and Inventory Control Society.

Prof. Luis Henrique Pereira:  Global Marketing Management

Professor Luís Henrique Pereira holds an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering, a specialization in project Management from the University of Birmingham (UK) and a PhD in Business Administration from Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV). Extension courses in Harvard (BVLA, GCPCL and CPCL), Babson College (Marketing & Entrepreneurship) and the University of South Carolina (Faculty Development in International Business). Associate Dean for the MBA program and Professor in the undergraduate program, MBA and Professional Master. Instructor for training programs in companies such as Telefonica, Nestle, BASF, Volkswagen, Pirelli, LG, TAM, Danone, Atlas, Whirlpool, Banco do Brazil, Banco Itau, Banco Santander, Caixa Econômica Federal and Petrobras. Author of several papers presented in national and international conferences. Author of articles published in national journals in level A and book chapter: “Management in the International Context: scenarios and challenges” (2007). Business partner and co-founder at Ideas4Action Training and Development Ltda. President of the International NGO Insight for Living Brazil. Main topics of research: International Marketing (entry modes) and International Consumer behavior.

Dr. Richard Saito: Corporate Finance in a Global Environment

Before joining the faculty of FGV-EAESP in 1999, Professor Saito worked as an engineer for the Group Promon in telecommunications and engineering systems. After completion of the doctoral program in Applied Economics from Stanford University, he worked at the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group), analyzing investment projects in agribusiness, especially in China and Brazil.

More recently, he worked as a consultant for A. T. Kearney in strategy and operations, restructuring corporate finance, capitalization, and mergers and acquisitions. Currently he researches the mechanisms of corporate governance and its effects of conflicts of interests among controlling shareholders, minority shareholders and creditors. His research focuses on empirical observations and the application of Game Theory and of economics of Information Economics for better understanding of conflicts among the agents. He is president of the Brazilian Society of Finance and Coordinator of Economics and Administration of FAPESP.

Dr. Sérvio Túlio Prado Júnior: Strategy in a Global Environment

Professor Júnior earned his PhD in Business Management from FGV-EASP, where he now teaches business strategy.   Since 1990, he has been a business consultant to these firms: Comgas, Unimed, CPqD-Telebrás, Telesp, Sabesp, Grupo Fischer-Citrosuco, Gran Sapore, Cia. Providência, TV1 Comunicações, Plastipak (Brasil).  He has also been a business and organizational development lecturer and facilitator since 1998 for these organizations:  Votorantim Industrial (VID), Banco Itaú, BankBoston, ELEKTRO, Odebrecht, COSAN, Banco VW, Banco do Brasil, WEG motores, Natura, Braskem, Sodexho-Pass, Camargo Corrêa, CSU Card Systems, Nielsen, J&J, Nestlé-Purina, Telefônica, Grupo Bertin, Achè, TAM, Bradesco, ABN-AMRO Real, Kraft Foods.