If you ask one of Brazil’s most successful business leaders, throughout their career, what is the most important lesson they’ve learned? Maurício Mendonça Godoy, President of EBR, would respond that he learned asking the correct questions leads to making the correct decisions. This has led Godoy to successfully hold high positions or head several companies including EBR, Toyo Setal, and Estaleiros do Brasil Ltd. Maurício Mendonça Godoy graduated from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie in 1977 and 1981. Afterwards, he successfully joined the world of oil and energy industry. Here, he would cultivate his expertise and bravery in business that would allow him to navigate a secession of success. Maurício Mendonça Godoy has lead by example and contributing knowledge, know-how, and professionalism to his employees.
This has permitted his team to work on many tasks simultaneously and, most important of all, methodically. Godoy’s team develops confidence in his leadership, their role in the company, as well as the company’s ability to continue succeeding. These key factors transforms a company from an average business into an exceptional one. Maurício Mendonça Godoy believes in treating everyone equally. This is evident inside and outside the workplace. This boosts the moral of the workforce and contributes to more loyal employees. Better workplace moral translates into better production and efficiency. This ultimately converts to breaking with tradition and getting profits hand over fist.
Godoy felt that the orthodox way proved extensive in human resources, substandard dissemination of information, and adjustments to scope challenging. Godoy employees work constantly to improve on previous methods they have implement to accomplish goals for clients. He has used this wealth of knowledge over the years to accumulate the diverse workforce needed to complete projects like that of the award-winning Petrobras project at the EBR shipyard. Only with his unique skill set and vision could EBR have achieved this. Needless to say, Godoy’s passion, vision, and compassion for his workers all creates the legacy he has built over the decades. His is truly one of the few great business leaders of today’s time.