Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer, better known as Duda Melzer, is a member of a family that has been successful entrepreneurs for three generations. He was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1972. His grandfather founded RBS Group in 1957 and grew it into Brazil’s largest player in the communication industry. Duda Melzer is now the President and Chairman of the company and as such is one of the most important business leaders in Brazil.
In addition to running RBS Group, Duda Melzer is also the Founder and Chairman of e.Bricks Digital. This is a company that is a venture capitalist in Brazilian and American technology companies. He operates e.Bricks Digital as a subsidiary of RBS Group.
In order to prepare him for his role of one day running RBS Group, Duda Melzer attended Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande Do Sul, where he earned his Business Administration degree. He also attended Harvard where he earned his MBA.
Duda Melzer has become a sought out public speaker and has spoken at conferences throughout both North and South America. Among the larger conferences he has spoken at are the ones for the Institute of Business Studies, the Brazilian Advertisers Association, and the National Congress of Human Resources.
In a report by globo, before becoming the Chairman of RBS Group in 2012, Duda Melzer had spent most of his professional career in the United States. He worked at Delphi Corporation as a Senior Financial Analyst as well as at both Box Top Media and the Family Communication Network.
Outside of running his businesses, Duda Melzer enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He is also an avid sports fan, especially when it comes to racing.
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