Pre-Summit visits to some of Brazil’s most iconic family companies

Date : Wednesday, October 9th

Key highlights of the company visits program include:

- Visits will be within easy reach of the Summit venue.
- Participants will meet the owners at the company they visit.
- Each visit will include the opportunity for interaction and debate between participants and hosts.
- Participants will learn about the host company’s unique challenges and opportunities.
- Each visit will be supported by a facilitator to help to capture the key learnings.
- The program will offer unique insights into Brazil based business families-members of FBN-Brazil.


Grupo Libra

Grupo Libra is one of the biggest port and logistics operators in Brazil’s foreign trade. In 2011 it became the first industry group in Latin America to operate, in an integrated way, all modes of transportation: port, road, rail, river and air.

Divided into four business units, the Group is composed of Libra Terminals (port terminals operation in Santos and Rio de Janeiro), Libra Logistics (storage, handling, transportation and distribution loads), Libra Airports (operating at Cabo Frio International Airport) and Libra Participações.

Grupo Libra is a family company whose origins and background were built with the entrepreneurial talent of Wilfred Penha Borges. More than 3,000 employees contribute to the solid growth of the organization.

Members of the family and company executives will guide the tour at Grupo Libra. The visit will be hosted by a member of the 3rd generation of the family and will include insights into the company history, governance and company values as well as a tour of the port terminals.



Founded in 1944, Odebrecht is a global organization of Brazilian origin that is committed to ensuring its Clients’ satisfaction, generating value for its Shareholders, developing the Communities where it is present, and ensuring its  Staffs´ personal and professional fulfillment.

Through diversified businesses and a decentralized structure, we provide services and distribute products around the globe under the principles and values set forth in the Odebrecht´s Entrepreneurial Technology, our own business philosophy, which sets us apart and keeps us together on the path of Survival, Growth and Perpetuity.

Odebrecht consists of diversified businesses, with operations and standards considered compatible with top global companies. Odebrecht serves the following sectors through its leading companies: Engineering and Construction, Investments in Infrastructure and Energy, Petrochemical Industries, Logistic and Transport, Water Supply and Sanitation, Ethanol and Bioenergy, and Oils and Gas.

The group will be greeted by Eduardo Queiroz, member of the third generation of the Odebrecht family, who currently works at Odebrecht Properties. The group will have the opportunity to see up close the works of Porto Maravilha, a project consisting in the urban redevelopment of five million square meters of Rio’s Harbor Region, an area that has gone through decades of abandonment and degradation. More than a collection of works, Porto Maravilha is a pioneering experience in Public Private Partnerships (PPP). The Porto Maravilha project is consistent with other urban renewal programs that  have been implemented in major cities around the world.  It allows for the development of prime real estate areas support the private  provision of public services, management of urban space, and the construction of infrastructure projects.

After visiting the construction site at Praça Mauá, participants who are interested can also visit, as an additional activity, the first cable car mass transportation system in Brazil: the Alemão Complex Cable Car, inaugurated on July 2011. Built with PAC (Growth Acceleration Program) funding and in partnership with the state and federal governments, the Cable Car covers a distance of 3.5 km with 152 cars.  The trip between the first (Bonsucesso) and the final (Palmeiras) station lasts 16 minutes. The system is currently handling an average of 12 thousand passengers per day and is running at 99% operating efficiency.  The Cable Car is managed by SuperVia, a company owned by Odebrecht TransPort, which is also responsible for the operation of the railway system in Rio de Janeiro.



Klabin is the biggest producer, exporter and recycler of paper in Latin America. A forest-based company, it is the market leader in kraftliner, carton board, corrugated boxes, industrial sacks, and timber in logs for sawmills and veneer plants. With a history of commitment and respect to the environment and biodiversity, Klabin follows the key-concept of sustainability, which has a profound meaning in the history and life of the company.

A publicly traded company, it is controlled by Klabin Irmãos e Cia, a family holding company. Klabin Irmãos was founded in 1899 by Mauricio Freeman Klabin along with his brothers Salomão and Hessel Klabin and cousin Miguel Lafer. Its engagement in the paper and packaging sector in 1902 seeded the tree that today operates 17 industrial plants, 16 in Brazil and 1 in Argentina, exporting to 78 countries. Members of the 3rd and 4th generation of its founder are still the controlling partners of the company.

Visitors will have a guided tour of Fundação EVA Klabin (FEK), one of the most important art collections in Brazil, created by Eva Klabin, a member of the second generation of the family. Amanda, Wolff Klabin and other members of the fourth generation of the Klabin family will be hosting the group during the FBN Summit visit.


Ancar Ivanhoe

Ancar Ivanhoe is a leading company in the development and management of shopping centers in Brazil. Established 40 years ago, Ancar currently has 23 projects in its portfolio and stands out as one of the 100 best companies to work for in the country, according to the Great Place to Work Institute Brazil (GPTW).

The group will be greeted by Marcelo Carvalho, Co-Chairman and Mariana Carvalho, Marketing Director, members of the fourth generation of the Carvalho family, founder of Ancar, and Carlos Martins, Shopping Nova América General Manager. Visitors will experience the history of the Ancar group and the repositioning case of one of its most important projects, Shopping Nova America, now the largest integrated multi-use in Rio, followed by a visit to the mall and its social project that attend more than 200 children and teenagers daily.

After lunch, participants will also have the opportunity to visit the Complexo do Alemão, one of the largest slums in the city, that after the peace process held in 2010, won a chairlift and became a point of tourist attraction in the city.


Monteiro Aranha S.A.

Started in the beginning of the 20th Century, the Monteiro Aranha Group has stood up due to its pioneering character and its ability to identify new market opportunities. It has been present in the most diverse areas of the national economy, especially in the industrial sector, gathering an important experience in business promotion and management. Nowadays, it is also a model for partnerships and joint ventures with its national and international business partners. Associated with large business groups, Monteiro Aranha has taken part, among others, in the creation of the paper industry – Klabin Petroquímica – Grupo Ultra; and in the car industry – Volkswagen, as well as in the development of the telecommunications sector, in association with Ericsson.
Always thinking about the future, the group is consolidated, active and with a clear concern as to its social responsibilities, being a leader also in this kind of initiative. Even today, it keeps the same ideal which inspired its founders, with ethical and intellectual strictness in negotiations and business administration.

The visit will be guided by Mr. Olavo Monteiro de Carvalho, from the third generation of the Group’s Board, and Joaquim Mello, from the fourth generation. The guests will be able to see a little more of this century-old family group, in a tour of the house where the founders have lived, with its big historical art collection belonging to the family.



Established in 1952, Mills is Brazil’s largest specialty engineering services company, providing customized engineering solutions, specialized labor and critical equipment for large infrastructure projects, residential and commercial construction, and industrial construction and maintenance. Customized engineering solutions include planning, design and implementation of temporary structures for civil construction (such as formwork, shoring and scaffolding), industrial services (such as access, painting and insulation for industrial plant construction and maintenance), and motorized access equipment (such as aerial work platforms and telescopic handlers).

With over 40 rental branches covering Brazil, it employs almost 5,000 people and reported a turnover of R$1 billion (approx. $500 million) in 2012. The company went public in April 2010, with the original Nacht family continuing to be the controlling shareholder although with only 35% of the voting shares.

The visit will be hosted by Cristian Nacht (2nd generation), Chairman of Mills, together with several non-executive (2nd and 3rd generation) family members. The visit will include insights into the company history, governance, company values and the process of going public, as well as a tour of the largest branch of the company.



Founded by Hans Stern, in Rio de Janeiro, 1945, H.Stern Jewelers is today the largest jeweler in Brazil and Latin America and one of the most recognized jewelry brands in the world.

Hans Stern (1922-2007) fell in love with the Brazilian gemstones when he was 23 years old and made a decision that would alter not only his future but also an entire industry.  Starting with a small gemstone trading office downtown Rio, Hans quickly expanded into jewelry manufacturing and cutting gemstones. Soon thereafter, he opened the first stores in Brazil, expanding to other countries early in 1950s, making the colored gemstones recognized all over the world.

Today, H.Stern’s jewelry and watches are present in more than 30 countries, through a network of 160 family-owned and operated stores plus around 120 additional points of sale. Whether creating new styles, anticipating trends or smoothly introducing the classics of the future, H.Stern jewelry is present at the most sought-after places in the world: on the wrists, necks and fingers of Hollywood celebrities and many style icons around the world.

Roberto Stern, Hans’ eldest son, combines his responsibilities as President of H.Stern with his passion for the creative side of the company, focusing on innovative aspects of the brand’s presence, marketing and product development. Hans’ second son, Ronaldo Stern is Vice-President and a member of the board.  Together, they work for the continuity in renewal and expansion of the brand. This administration and a global team of almost 3,000 professionals, including 200 artisans, ensure that the core values and objectives that were instilled by Hans Stern almost 70 years ago will continue to guide H.Stern into the future.

Visitors will be greeted by Roberto and Ronaldo Stern at the HStern headquarters and will visit a unique gemstones museum.


TV Globo

Founded by Roberto Marinho in 1965, TV Globo is part of Organizações Globo, a diversified media group owned by the Marinho family. Its portfolio also includes: ‘Infoglobo’ (which publishes O Globo, one of Brazil’s leading daily newspapers and other newspapers), ‘Globosat’ (pay-tv programmer), ‘Globo.Com’ (portal website), ‘Globo International’ (international channel in Portuguese), ‘Globo Filmes’ (movie co-production), ‘Radio Globo’ (a nationwide radio network), ‘Som Livre’ (record distribution label), ‘Editora Globo’ (second largest publishing company in the country), ‘Fundação Roberto Marinho’ (Roberto Marinho Foundation), ‘Geo’ (production, promotion of sports, entertainment and business events) and ‘Mosaico’ (internet business created to develop and invest in internet companies).

Globo TV Network (Rede Globo) comprises five owned television stations in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Recife, Brasília and Belo Horizonte, as well as 117 affiliated television stations that cover over 99% of the estimated 57 million television households throughout the country. Approximately 86% of the prime time programming grid is produced in-house, resulting in yearly broadcasting of over 2,700 hours of entertainment.

Members of the Marinho family and company executives will guide the visit to the Globo television production facilities in Rio de Janeiro – built in an area of approximately 1.65 million square meters – the largest state-of-the art studio complex in Latin America.