Alexandre Gama: Artist and Entrepreneur

Brazilian entrepreneur Alexandre Gama is one of the most celebrated and influential men working in advertising today. Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1958, Gama graduated from Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation with a degree in Advertising and Communication. After graduation, he began work in the advertising industry, and was employed by numerous agencies including Ogilvy and Mather, DM9, BBDO, and Young & Rubicom. In 1999 Gama founded his own advertising agency, Neogama. Under his leadership Neogama was an immediate financial and critical success, and was named Agency of the Year in 2002. In July 2012, the Publics group chose Gama as the first Brazilian creator to lead the BBH advertising agency. But Gama does not restrict his creativity to just advertising. In 2014 Gama founded VIOLAB. With a focus on acoustic guitar, VIOLAB promotes Brazilian musicians on its own recording using diverse media including radio and YouTube. Also in 2014, Gama had an exhibition of his work titled Ideia e Forma at the Brazilian Art Museum for two months.

Gama’s work has won numerous awards and honors including APP’S 2006 Agency Director of the Year, 2007 Entrepreneur of the Year in the Communications Industry, and a remarkable 23 Cannes Lions.


Acquisitions Made by the OSI Group

OSI Group is the world’s most successful meat supplier in the world.

With an employee base of over 20,000 people, the OSI Group is one of the largest food retailers in the world. OSI Group has managed to grow through the acquisition of other established companies in the US and across the globe. The latest catch, in this case, is the Flagship Europe several months ago. The acquisition of Flagship Europe is a sign that the OSI Group is keen on dominating the food industry in Europe and the whole world. The newly acquired franchise offers the same product as the OSI Group and is not limited to Fish, Pizza, Bacon, Vegetable products and Dough Products. The Flagship Group also offers other products such as meat patties and poultry.

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This comes months after the OSI Group had acquired the Baho Foods in Europe. The Baho food is a food manufacturer just like the OSI Group and the new acquisition saw the company expand its operations in Germany and Netherlands. The OSI Group has a habit of not disclosing the financial details of its deals. According to the chief operating officer of the OSI Group, the acquisition of the Baho Food will then be followed by the acquisition of the firm five subsidiaries that include Bakx Foods, Henri van de Bilt, Gelderland Frischwaren as well as Q Smart and Vital Convenience.

Among the things that the OSI Group is known for is offering innovative solutions and always acting with integrity. The firm is also keen on observing the environmental rules, and for this reason, the firm has received several awards. The OSI Group is governed from Aurora, Illinois and has an annual revenue of $6.1 billion. Some of their earliest customers is the McDonalds, and the two still conduct business. The current chairman and chief executive officer of the OSI Group is Sheldon Lavin while the chief financial officer is Sherry Demeulenaere.