Ricardo M. Boaventura
Ricardo joined FIA in 2013 as FIA’s Assistant Director, Latin America. In this role, Ricardo is charged with leading FIA’s Latin American operation out of its São Paulo office. Prior to joining FIA, he worked for a Brazilian start-up timber company leading all finance and accounting activities, business process improvements, timber and lease contract negotiations and also served as the primary investor facing representative. Ricardo has worked for multi-national organizations including Clorox and Cadbury/Adams in their respective finance departments. During his tenure with these firms, he led several cross-functional teams through a diversity of projects reaching many aspects of business function including financial forecasting, business valuation, new product launch and enterprise resource planning implementation. Born in Brazil, he has extensive experience in both South and North American markets.
Ricardo holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic School of São Paulo University. He also attended the Accelerated Leadership Forum by Clorox and Deloitte in 2005 and 2006, and also studied Corporate Finance and Cost Accounting at the University of California, Berkeley.