Brazilian Ambassador Meets with Boca Raton’s Entrepreneurs
By: Michael Demyan
Ambassador Ganem recently took the position of Consul General of Brazil in September. Before that, he served as the Brazilian Ambassador to Panama and was also the Consul General of Brazil in Atlanta among numerous other positions in a lifetime of diplomacy.
He was accompanied by Oxford Group CEO Carlo Barbieri. Barbieri spoke briefly before handing the podium over to Ambassador Ganem.
The main focus of the meeting was an introduction since he only recently assumed his position, but it was also to discuss what he intends to do for the Boca Raton community. He did not speak long before stepping away from the podium to get a little more personal with those in attendance.
He wanted to get to know them, so the local entrepreneurs each had an opportunity to talk a little bit about themselves and what they do as the ambassador listened at the front of the room. He intends to work with them as they continue striving to do their best for the city of Boca Raton.
“We have in Boca Raton a very important community – high level professionals, talented people, entrepreneurs creating jobs here, so this is a networking but also an opportunity to work together to empower the community, to work for the society here in Boca Raton,” Ambassador Ganem said.
After everyone went around the room, there were a few questions and comments from the audience before the meeting came to a close. As some left the meeting, Ambassador Ganem made sure to stay at the front of the room for a while in order to shake hands and talk with some of the entrepreneurs one on one. He also took time to pose for photos and even some selfies.
Ambassador Ganem is very focused on entrepreneurship and looks forward to working with those in the Boca Raton community. He plans to hand out a booklet on how they can move forward.