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Gilberto Neves Oversees Construction Giant Odebrecht Usa A Multibillion Dollar Firm Involved In Highprofile Projects

Written by on August 9, 2012

Gilberto Neves is a soft-spoken man. He occupies a high-profile job. And he works for a company that carries a big — construction — stick.

Mr. Neves is president and CEO of Odebrecht USA, whose annual revenues totaled $2.4 billion last year, including income from the firm’s other interests in industrial engineering, oil and gas, and chemicals and petrochemicals.

The parent company of the US firm is Brazil-based Odebrecht, which was founded in 1944 by Norberto Odebrech. The company’s worldwide reach extends to 28 countries — from Africa to Europe and Asia — and boasts 190,000 employees.

The US company has been involved in a number of high-profile projects in Miami-Dade County. They include the expansion of South and North terminals at Miami International Airport and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

"We chose Miami as a point of interest and we chose Miami-Dade as the corporate headquarters for the US corporation," he said. "The company’s philosophy is based on trust, based on delegation, and the spirit of service. That is very strong."

Mr. Neves talked about the company and his family at the Odebrecht offices in Coral Gables with Miami Today reporter Lou Ortiz.To read the entire issue of Miami Today online, subscribe to e -Miami Today, an exact digital replica of the printed edition. To read this profile article in its entirety, subscribe to e-MiamiToday. With the e-MiamiToday you will be able to read the entire contents of Miami Today online exactly as it appears in print. Or order this issue, to receive a regular printed copy of this week’s Miami Today. You may also subscribe to the printed edition of Miami Today to receive the newspaper every week by mail. If you are reading this in Miami Today’s “Online Archive” as an archived web page and would like to see the entire article that was published, call Miami Today, 305-358-2663 and ask for the Circulation Department.   Top Front Page About Miami Today Put Your Message in Miami Today Contact Miami Today © Copyright 2012 Miami Today designed and produced by Green Dot Advertising and Marketingvar gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ? “https://ssl.” : “http://www.”);document.write(unescape(“%3Cscript src='” + gaJsHost + “’ type=’text/javascript’%3E%3C/script%3E”));var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(“UA-4990655-1”);pageTracker._initData();pageTracker._trackPageview();