Advisory Board

Richard Meijer, HEAO

Richard Meijer, HEAO is Owner of Masterclass Brazil.
Masterclass Brazil is Brazil’s portal for the foreign business community. Setting up and managing a business in a new country can often be a challenging experience so what you’ll need most is knowledge, and lots of it. For many, this lack of knowledge can result in an unpleasant move, or even a failure of your new venture. Things like, finding a business location, handling the tax administration, importing goods, legal issues, salaries, logistics etc. are all essential to making a smooth transition to your new environment and make your venture a success.
Masterclass Brazil was set up to provide a one-stop source of deep-knowledge for the growing foreign business community in Brazil. The internet is of course the ideal medium for this purpose and makes sifting through outdated guidebooks a thing of the past. However, to find good up-to-date knowledge about how to do business in Brazil is not an easy task. They have included as many categories as possible to make your business in Brazil a successful and hassle-free one, but at the same time try not to dampen the excitement of discovering a new land.
Richard was previously Owner at Maracanau, Sales Manager EMEA North Strategic Alliances at EMC, Business Development Director EMEA at EMC Computer Systems, Owner at ProgressOil BV, Director at HP, and EMEA Manager StorageWorks at Compaq.
Richard earned his HEAO in Economics at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands in 1993. He graduated in Electrical Engineering at Gouda: mbo – ROC ID College, Netherlands in 1987.
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