With the eye on the economy recovery of the South region on Brazil, Fesa reinforces its regional team and brings Felipe Laufer for the role of Associate Director & Partner, based in Curitiba’s office. The regional economy is showing a growth curve, and the team reinforcement comes to fulfill the need for specialized executives. The industrial production of Paraná grew 7% in the last year (until February), followed by the state of Rio Grande do Sul, according to data from IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics).
“Although the growth outlook this year is not the much promissory, we have been observing that some sectors are being demanded in the South region of the country. A lot of companies are going ahead with projects that were on hold in the last couple of years and they need new people with new competencies to lead those projects”, explains the new partner of Fesa. Amongst those companies are representatives of the Industrial sector, Financial Services sector and Agribusiness sector. Also to improve the market share in the Agribusiness area, Fesa has incorporated last year the Abrahams Executive Search firm, focused in the search of executives in this segment.
Laufer began his career as a journalist of general matters. He then became an economic reporter of the most important newspaper of the state. From this time on he got involved in management issues, leadership and executive career. In 2009 Fesa invited him to be part of the research team, working directly with the executive search processes. Two years later he became an Associate & Partner of consultancy and was invited by a global consultancy to structure the executive search division for the Financial and Accountability areas.
After a period abroad, Laufer returns to Fesa with generalist role in the Curitiba's office. “Laufer has began his career here, and now he is back to add even more value to our clients. We want to speak the client’s languages and present a more advisory work”, celebrates Gino Oyamada, Managing Partner of Fesap Holding.