Luiz Carlos Trabuco is one of the most important and prominent bankers in the country of Brazil. As the chairman of the board of Bradesco, one of the largest banks in the country, Trabuco leads a company that he has helped grow from the ground up. Over the course of the last nearly 50 years, Trabuco has been an integral component in the engine of growth that has driven Bradesco to become one of the most prosperous and prolific lending institutions in all of Latin America. Read more at Ultimo Segundo about Trabuco.
Fresh out of high school, Trabuco first went to work at Bradesco all the way back in 1969. He had aspirations of becoming the first member of his family to ever obtain an advanced degree from a prestigious university. However, when he graduated, he did not have sufficient money to put himself through college. As a result, he went out to look for his first job.
He came across a help wanted sign in a branch of a small local bank in his hometown of Marilia. At that time, Bradesco was just a small regional concern, with only a few branches throughout the town of Marilia and its surrounding areas. He was surprised to be almost immediately hired. Over the course of the next 10 years, he would go on to prove himself to be one of the best employees at the bank had ever hired. At the end of its first year, he had already achieved the position of shift manager. By the end of the second year, he was managing the entire branch at which he had started working. Learn more about Trabuco at Crunchbase.
Over the course of the next 40 years, he would rise through the ranks, climbing the corporate ladder all the way to the top. He went through a series of executive positions, in all of which he was able to radically transform the way that the company did business and add tremendous value for its shareholders. In 2009, this culminated in Trabuco being named to the presidency of the firm. Now, he is stepping down from that role and transitioning into the chairmanship of the company. The future for Bradesco has never looked better.