CEO of the Year

CEO of the Year

People Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Brazil

The X FactorEike Batista plans to be the richest man in the world by polishing diamonds from the rough of Brazil’s critical sectors – infrastructure, power, mining and oil and gas – and significantly multiplying their value. Just a few years ago, this would have appeared woefully quixotic. But maverick Brazilian businessman Batista’s quest is underpinned by an increasingly impressive track record, as well as real and rapidly appreciating assets on the ground.“We are serial company makers,” Batista tells LatinFinance in an exclusive interview. “Investors like to invest in specialized vehicles dedicated to a specific sector.”Batista – typically refe

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