Ricardo Tosto

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Portuguese Executive Director, the youngest in the country is 24 years old. He is a graduate in economics and is president of the largest network of laboratories in Brazil, Dasa, comments entrepreneur Ricardo Tosto. Pedro de Godoy Bueno, who, due to his young age, was even confused with a trainee, graduated in the area and started his professional career in a family business, also worked at banks Credit Suisse and BTG Pactual, In January of 2015, assumed the presidency of Dasa network of laboratories. He became the youngest executive to hold the position of president in a publicly traded company in Brazil.


Despite the 24 years, and the controversy over the decision regarding presidency, given the age of the young president, Ricardo Tosto points out that Pedro de Godoy Bueno passes an image of a focused and objective leader. He himself guarantees that the challenge is to run a company the size of Dasa and that even one of his missions is to improve the company’s numbers. Besides the age, the businessman Ricardo Tosto points out that what also generated controversy in the election of Pedro de Godoy for the presidency of the Network was the fact that the father of the “boy”, the businessman Edson de Godoy Bueno, to be one of the controllers of the network Of Dasa laboratories.


However, even with the challenges, the “Pedro boy” does not let himself be shaken and affirms that it takes “hard work” to impose himself in the face of lack of experience and to excel at the beginning of his career. “I always wanted to do more, get more, and it made me want to do it,” he says. Still, the Dasa president says that in the graduation period, one way to find out what he really enjoyed doing, was to focus his focus more on professional than academic experience. The businessman Ricardo Tosto emphasizes that the choice of Pedro de Godoy Bueno by the law college in Brazil, came, precisely, by the possibility of having a professional experience here, while studying.


Already within the financial market, Pedro de Godoy Bueno emphasizes the high level of learning acquired working in investment banks. He highlights having found there, dedicated people who like to do the best for the company. “The financial market has the culture to bring young people, who do not have much experience, and to give a challenge to these people,” points out Pedro.

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