Israeli-American Council Founder And Executive Adam Milstein

Adam Milstein has been a Managing Partner at a private real estate investment firm named Hager Pacific Properties since 2011. The Israeli-born businessman and his family moved to the U.S. in the early 1980s to pursue a better life, and within a few years after the move, he’d earned an MBA degree from the University of Southern California, then he began his career in the commercial real estate industry by becoming a sales agent. He went on from there to later become an investor at Hager Pacific Properties, which is the owner and manager of 100 properties throughout the U.S. specializing in securing and renovating homes for profit.

In addition to being a successful executive, Adam Milstein is also a philanthropist whose aim is to help Jewish youth stay connected with their heritage. Through the Adam and Gila Foundation, which he founded along with his wife in 2011, he provides sponsorship for the education of Israeli students that will encourage them to identify more with their Jewish lineage. Adam Milstein is also the co-founder and the National Chairman of the Israeli-American Council, which is one of the largest organizations in the country that is geared toward providing support to the nearly one million Israeli-Americans that currently live in the U.S.

Because of his efforts to assist those who share his heritage, in 2016, he was named one of the Top Ten 100 People who have positively influenced the lives of Jewish people in America. Adam Milstein is also an adviser to aspiring entrepreneurs, who he teaches to be passionate about solving problems related to their business, and to remain consistent in how they handle their operation. He also feels that since criticism cannot be avoided in the business world, entrepreneurs should learn from it instead of feeling discouraged by it.

Other charitable organizations that Adam Milstein and his wife are involved with include ones called Stand With Us, Project Interchange and the Israel Project. The proud Jewish businessman and father of 3 daughters was born in Haifa, Israel in 1952, and he currently resides in Encino, California with his family.

The Resignation Of Lazaro De Mello Brandao Ignited Leadership Shake-Up At Bradesco

Lazaro de Mello Brandao is a distinguished banker whose career at Banco Bradesco SA, the second largest private bank in Brazil, evokes respect and envy in equal measure. Until his resignation on October 11, 2017, Brandao served as the president of the board of directors of Bradesco. As the chair of the board, he represented the Bradesco Foundation, which is the controlling shareholder of Banco Bradesco SA. Sitting at the helm of a $413 billion worth company, as per 2017’s statistics, Brandao commanded respect in not only Bradesco but also the entire Brazilian financial industry.

With age catching up to him, Brandao, 91, stepped down in the interest of Bradesco. According to him, his wilful resignation would give room for a younger leader to occupy the central post on the board of directors hence allowing for the bank’s continuity according to In his resignation address, Brandao affirmed that his career at Bradesco, spanning 74 years, is a source of both professional and personal satisfaction. He also stated that he would take with him his office desk as a souvenir. Bradesco recognizes the contribution of Brandao to the success of the bank; he owns Bradesco’s No. 1 employee badge. In fact, Bradesco was not ready to let him go, and he will remain in charge of some of Bradesco’s companies such as Bradespar SA and Fundação Bradesco.

However, even with Brandao’s departure, Bradesco must continue providing quality services to all its clients. The bank immediately appointed Luiz Carlos Trabuco, Bradesco’s CEO, to take over the role of Brandao. Trabuco has been the president of Bradesco for eight years. The executive is approaching 67, and he will not be eligible to remain in office as Bradesco’s bylaws restrict professionals older than 67 to discharge the duties of a president. Trabuco will resign in March. Bradesco’s is planning ahead of time for Trabuco’s replacement. In fact, during Brandao’s resignation, Trabuco mentioned that the bank had started prospecting for a new CEO. He added that Bradesco would pick its CEO from its talent pool as opposed to scouting for a president outside the bank.

Read more: Bradesco: New president to leave executive body, says Trabuco

Bradesco’s style of appointing its CEOs has been consistent. The bank’s management favors professionals who currently hold leadership positions at the bank. Heads of departments and subsidiaries have the upper hand in succession. Trabuco’s appointment to head the bank is case in point. Before the appointment, Trabuco was the president of Bradesco Seguros, an insurance subsidiary of Bradesco according to Therefore, the current head of Bradesco Seguros, Octavio de Lazari, and six heads of departments are in the limelight regarding Trabuco’s succession. The leaders of departments include Alexandre da Silva Gluher, Domingos Figueiredo Abreu, Josué Augusto Pancini, Marcelo de Araujo Noronha, and André Rodrigues Cano. In case one of the mentioned heads of departments is appointed, the units that will be affected include human resources department, bank’s treasury and lending departments, IT department, etc.

Once the office of the president is substantially occupied, the new CEO is expected to work alongside Trabuco—chair of the board of directors—to cement Bradesco’s position in the Brazilian banking sector. As president, Trabuco demonstrated to all and sundry that he had the interests of Bradesco at heart. Apart from sticking with Bradesco amid pressure to resign and be part of the former president Dilma Rousseff’s cabinet as the head of the ministry of finance, Trabuco initiated a couple of measures that mark his legacy. He spearheaded the acquisition of the Brazilian branch of HSBC for $5.2 billion. In addition, he established the award-winning Unibrad Corporate University. The university has been at the forefront of fostering the professional development of staff at Bradesco.

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Sheldon Lavin, CEO of a Powerhouse

Many corporations today are operated from a traditional structure. Though it’s good to operate under a certain structure, this can sometimes limit the possibilities of a company. Sheldon Lavin realized this and as a result OSI Group, LLC is not run like a typical corporation. His dedication was aimed at providing quality products, maintaining a healthy environment, and creating a workplace that keep employees happy. Due to the culture that Lavin has created in the OSI Group, LLC he has to received awards and recognition from the Vision World Academy and RSM US LLP. In 2016 India’s Vision World Academy honored Lavin with a Global Visionary Award because he contributed to OSI Group, LLC globalizing and helping to create jobs in different countries. Further recognition for his hardwork and dedication came from RSM US LLP in 2015.

Though Lavin is now the CEO of a very successful global company, he had humble beginnings as an investor and executive in the banking industry. These positions provided him enough knowledge and experience to start his own financial consulting firm. His financial consulting firm allowed Lavin to being investing in the meat industry in 1970 when he contributed to the financing of Otto & Son. His financing of Otto & Son helped him to secure an ownership position in the company. His LinkedIn Profile.

As Otto & Sons begin to expand, Lavin became more involved and even assisted the company to expanding worldwide. By the 1980s, the name of the company had changed to OSI Group, LLC and had expanded to countries such as Taiwan. Also, in the 1980s Levin’s interest in the company changed. He gained half of the controlling interest in the OSI Group after the original partners decided to sell out. Faster forward about thirteen years later and 100% voting control now belonged to Lavin. With complete voting control, Lavin directed the company to the powerhouse it is today. Currently, OSI Group, LLC has more than 55 facilities in 16 countries along with 20,000 employees.

Thor Halverson Makes Waves as a Human Rights Advocate

Thor Halverssen, filmmaker and founder of the Human Rights Foundation has made some enemies over the course of his career. Unlike some advoacates that doesn’t seem to phase him. Instead, it seams to make him work harder. Thor Halverssen is not your typical rich, white human rights crusader. Unlike most, he is willing to get down and do the dirty work.

Halverssen was born in Venezula to a Swiss father and a Venezulan mother and has seen first hand the kind of human rights violations and deplorable conditions that citizens of this “socailist” country have to live under. When he was young, his father was arrested because of his politcsl beliefs. Later his mother was shot in retaliation during a protest. But Halvessen is not just fighting for revenge either.

Halvorssen studies hard and works hard to fight for the injustices he sees being committed by all kinds of dictators. One thing that really makes him stand out among his peers is that he is not swayed by political ideologies, no matter how well-intentioned they may be. He is will to fight against dictators on all sides of the political spectrum. For example, Halvesson is known for speaking against the current leader of Venezuala, President Chavez, who is a socialist, as well as Chile’s right wing Pinochet. As far as his own political leanings, Halversson considers himself a classical liberal. Click here to know more.

Whatever his political leanings, it is clear that Thor Halverssen is hard working and is not wiling to let anyone stand in his way. A particularly memorable incident, as related in the Weekly Standard occurred in China. While filming an excited religious leader, Halverssen was arrested by the police and his cameraman had to flee with the footage. This is not the only time that he has proven that he is willing to go far for his beliefs.

Halvorssen’s next big job is to free the people of North Korea from the decades of tyranny they have lived through. It is certain that he will use the same kind of dedication and determination that he does with all of his work. With Halvorssen holding the reigns it is certain anything can be achieved.