Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer is one of the top entrepreneurs in Brazil. Known by his nickname Duda Melzer, he is the Chairman of the Board and President of RBS Group which is one of the largest media company’s in the nation. RBS Group was founded by his grandfather Maurico Sirotsky Sobrhino in 1957 and is a leading provider of television, radio, newspapers, and internet news sites. It also operates a subsidiary that Duda founded, e.Bricks Digital, which invests in startup technology companies in the United States and Brazil.
Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul with a degree in Business Administration, he attended Harvard University in order to earn his MBA. He worked for a few American companies including consulting firm Booz Allen & Hamilton, Box Top Media as the company’s Chief Executive Officer and Delphi Corporation as a Senior Analyst.
At RBS Group, Duda Melzer oversees the company’s journalistic and entertainment content as well as the strategic vision of the company. RBS Group has 18 television channels, 24 radio stations, and eight newspapers in addition to a number of online sites. There are 6000 employees at RBS Group and it has the second largest number of journalists employed in Brazil and more information click here.
Duda Melzer’s ability as an entrepreneur was recognized in 2015 when he was selected to choose the 25 members of the Annual Cambridge Institute for Family Enterprise. This institute comprises a prestigious list of 25 people who come from families with a history of entrepreneurialism and are considered examples to follow for their peers. He was also awarded Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015 by Ernst and Young. Other awards he has received in his career includes Communications Week naming him Entrepreneur Communication Award of the Year in 2013 and in 2015 winning the Merit Award in Management in the Private Sector and Contact him.