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What I learned from my father is to think big. ---->>>

To be powerful in South America, you have to be transparent and you have to have a very clean reputation. Transparency for me today is a magic word in South America. Power comes from transparency and a track record of execution. ---->>>

Finding oil is a multidisciplinary science. You need a lot of people - statisticians, engineers, and geologists, of course. And what I have learned in the past 30 years is that I read people better than I read books. ---->>>

I was educated to think maybe Brazil works, maybe it doesn't. But I decided I am going to make this country work for my children. I am investing all my effort now in making Brazil a great country. ---->>>

You cannot exist as a $20 billion company with speculation. ---->>>

I can tell you that today 99% of my investments are in Brazil and will remain here. ---->>>


Nationality: Brazilian
Born: 1956-11-03
Birthplace: Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Occupation: Businessman

Eike Fuhrken Batista da Silva (Portuguese: [ˈajk(i) ˈfuʁkẽj bɐˈtʃiʃtɐ dɐ ˈsiwvɐ]; born 3 November 1956) is a Brazilian business magnate who made and lost a fortune in mining and oil and gas exploration. Presently, he is the chairman of Brazilian conglomerate EBX Group. The group includes five companies that trade on the BOVESPA's Novo Mercado, a special segment of the São Paulo stock market (wikipedia)