September is an important month for Aquila Group. Five years ago, in September 2011, the first international management consulting group based in Brazil was born with spirit of innovation and global vision. Since then, the international presence has grown year after year with experience acquired in 15 countries of 3 continents.
Reaffirming its international strength, Aquila has just opened a new office in Australia in order to support Aquila’s operations in the Asia-Pacific market. Considered to be a continent-sized country and having strong mining activities, the office is located in Sydney at Pitt Street, in the heart of the City’s Business District.
Members of Aquila Group and AUBRBC: Marco Costa (Aquila), Vinícius Cardoso (AUBRBC), Raimundo Godoy (Aquila), Gleuto Serafim (AUBRBC), Ariadne Magalhães and Bernardo Faria (Aquila).
To celebrate this important step, Aquila took part in the first mission Brazil in Australia. The mission was organized by Apex-Brasil, the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency and Austrade, the Australian sister agency in cooperation with the Australia Brazil Business Council (AUBRBC). The event had the support of the Federal Government of Brazil, the Embassy of Brazil in Canberra and the General Consulate of Brazil in Sydney as well as by the Australian Government, represented by authorities of the states of Victoria and New South Wales and the General Consul of Australia to São Paulo, Mr. Greg Wallis. The Aquila Group was represented by its partners Raimundo Godoy, Bernardo Faria, Marco Antônio Costa and Ariadne Magalhães.
The events took place in Melbourne and Sydney between September 6-8, 2016. Speaking to a highly skilled audience, Marco Costa introduced Aquila, showed its expertise and its differentiated approach as well as the company’s footprint in Australia. The Ambassador to Brazil in Australia, Manuel Innocencio de Lacerda Santos Júnior, the Consul General to Brasil in Sydney, Ambassador Carlos Henrique de Abreu and authorities of the Australian Government were among the two hundred people that attended the event in Sydney. Marco Costa also participated in a panel discussion with executives of two important companies established in Australia: Weg Motors & Automation and LATAM.
Marco Costa also participated in a panel discussion with executives of two important companies established in Australia: Weg Motors & Automation and LATAM.
Marco Costa, Aquila Group’s partner speaking to the audience in Sydney.
The representatives of the Australian Government were pleased with Aquila’s decision to establish the new office in Australia. Members of the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, Mr. Daniel Bisignano and Mr. Lorenzo Petroro were impressed by the history of Aquila Group and its approach, focused in transferring management knowledge to managers and executives. Both members highlighted that the State of Victoria offers incentives for local companies to invest in training and development of its employees, leaving the doors wide opened for Aquila’s activities. The Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy and leader of the Parliament of the state of New South Wales, Mr. Anthony Roberts was pleased to know that the state he represents was the one selected by Aquila to establish itself in the country and said that his team is ready to support Aquila’s success in Australia.
Besides having participated in the events, Aquila also became member of the board of the Australia Brazil Business Council. The president of the Council, Mr. Gleuto Serafim is a Brazilian entrepreneur who has been in Australia for over 30 years and keeps close relationship with both Brazilian and Australian governments being well respected in the country. The great success of the events and the impact of the presence of Aquila confirms it was right the decision to open an office in Australia. It is the consolidation of the international strategy that now opens the doors to the Asia-Pacific market to the group.
Ambassador to Brazil in Canberra, Ambassador Manuel Innocencio de Lacerda Santos Júnior.
Consul General of Australia in São Paulo, Consul Greg Wallis.
Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy, and leader of the Parliament of New South Wales, MP Anthony Roberts.
Consul General of Brazil in Sydney, Ambassador Carlos Henrique de Abreu.
Partner of Aquila Group, Raimundo Godoy and the Ambassador to Brazil in Canberra, Ambassador Manuel Innocencio de Lacerda Santos Júnior.
Photo credits: AUBRBC