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When it comes to doing right in the community, Betsy DeVos is no stranger to it. She has done a number great things for her home state of Michigan in the name of philanthropy. In fact, she gave over one billion dollars of her own money along with her husband in her lifetime.

 

Many of the causes that DeVos gives to are education based. For example, in the inner city, especially of Detroit, kids that are minorities were struggling to attend school. By teaching the educators innovative ways to engage them, class attendance shot up 30%.

 

DeVos is also the chair of the Education Freedom Fund. It helps kids in Michigan get scholarships to attend the higher education system of their choice. She also gives out a scholarship to those students who show a business mind. This has resulted in many students going to get their MBAs and other higher level degrees. A related charity she is helping with is Choices for Children. It allows parents to qualify for tax credits and send their children to the best charter schools possible.

 

Betsy DeVos sits on the board of her own company owned by she and her husband. They help in a variety of community angles: schools, churches, food, the arts, education, social services, and economics. In 2013, she gave $90 million in funds to these causes.

 

For example, some people in the inner city only need the basics like access to fresh food, water, and shelter. Some additional things like a drivers license are what others would take for granted, but she helped people access these and women’s shelters too. One woman, Mel Trotter, was able to run her entire life around in a matter of 40 days with a job and housing.

 

DeVos isn’t just involved in education or giving her money to people. She also gets in and helps bring different parts of the community together for positive change. She pioneered a movement to get city officials together with business people in Detroit to reduce the problem of crime in the downtown area. Now, the area is safe than it has ever been before.

 

From making schools a better place to learn, to making Michigan a healthier state with more options to health care, DeVos has dedicated herself to helping others. Not everyone in the public eye has done as much as DeVos to assist those in need.

 

If there is one thing Betsy DeVos has showed in her career and philanthropy, it’s that caring does make a difference in peoples’ lives. When you reach out and give money, time, effort, knowledge, or even compassion, special things can happen. And that’s why DeVos is the leader in her field.

 

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Born and bred in Great Britain, Daniel Taub is an alumnus of Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School, University College in Oxford, University College in London as well as Kennedy School of Government which is an affiliate of Harvard of University. Before his appointment as the Israeli Ambassador to the UK in 2011, Taub had served as a combat doctor in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), and later as a reserve representative in the international law department of IDF. In 1991, Taub joined the Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he held several diplomatic and legal posts.

Taub’s Ambassadorial Achievements

Bilateral trade

During his tenure as the Israeli Ambassador to the UK between 2011 and 2015, Mr. Tau has achieved significant accomplishments. First, Taub placed a strong emphasis on trade. It is for this reason that Israel-UK trade doubled during his 4-year tenure. According to the Israel-UK Chamber of Commerce, more than 300 Israeli business enterprises have set up base in the UK, and yearly bilateral trade is about $7 billion.

Technology start-ups

Daniel Taub also stressed the importance of technology in business. In partnership with Google, the Israeli embassy in the UK launched a business competition termed Bizcamp, which was aimed at attracting top UK-based technological entrepreneurs. This technology start-up initiative had Mr.Taub nominated for the Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Prize for promoting emerging start-ups and trade. Read more: Daniel Taub | Wikipedia

Cross-cultural and interfaith activity

Daniel Taub was also a staunch supporter of intercultural and interreligious cooperation. In 2014, after Bradford’s representative to parliament, George Galloway, declared the constituency as an ‘Israeli free zone,’ Mr. Taub boldly visited the city to hold discussions with councilors, religious leaders, and other groups. His visit served to reinforce his belief that people with different religious faiths and backgrounds can still live and work together in harmony.

Moreover, Taub used to honor invitations to teach Hebrew and Bible study classes in Westminster Abbey as well as the Church of England Synod. He used to co-host a lot of cultural events with other ambassadors with a view of reaching out to other cultural and ethnic groups in the UK community in line with his belief that Israel is a home with many doors.

Conclusion

Daniel Taub returned to Israel following the end of his ambassadorial tenure to the UK in 2015. He now serves at the Yad Hanadiv Foundation as the Director of Strategy and Planning.

He frequently writes on issues touching on Israel and the Middle East, and some of his articles appear in The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Huffington Post and The Times.

Learn more about Daniel Taub:

https://www.bloomberg.com/authors/AC5IR9iOgJI/daniel-taub

The banking industry plays an essential role in every economy today. Banks provide the expertise and credit needed to initiate and sustain the economic growth levels in the world. Having competitive banks is welcomed by every country, but most of all Brazil. The Brazilian economy has entered the realm of industrialized markets and is in dire need of financial products to facilitate the large infrastructural projects being undertaken in the country. Since 2009, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Bradesco which is the second largest bank in Brazil behind Itaú-Unibanco. Luiz who hails from Marilia, Brazil, has been working at Bradesco for the past forty years and counting.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Career Background

At the age of 18, Trabuco started off his career at Bradesco Marilia’s branch in 1969. After two years, he moved to the bank’s headquarters office in São Paulo. During his time here, his career path gradually progressed, and a series of high-stake promotions followed. For instance, in 1984 he became the director of marketing for Bradesco. Between 1992 and 1998, he served as the President and Executive director of the private pension company of Bradesco. In 1999, he became the executive vice president of Bradesco, and in 2003, he became the insurance company’s president. He succeeded in growing the contribution of the insurance division to the bank’s net profit from 26% to 35%. As a result, his productive work at the Bradesco’s Insurance Group led to the company doubling up in size and becoming the largest insurer in Latin America.

Bradesco’s current asset value is R $ 422 billion and is approximately R $ 150 billion behind Itaú Unibanco, its main competitor.Despite trailing behind Itaú Unibanco, Trabuco is keen on taking Bradesco to the highest levels by making it the largest Brazilian bank. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi also aims at narrowing the gap by buying smaller banks. Also, he aims at improving the internal performance of Bradesco as well as opening 211 branches.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Rise to Presidency

Throughout Bradesco’s 64 years of history, only three people have held the presidency title before Trabuco, and they include; Amador Aguiar, the founder of the bank, Márcio Cypriano and Lázaro Brandão. At age 57, Trabuco replaced Cypriano, who left the command because the Bradesco does not allow presidents aged over 65 years. Unlike other bank executives who majored in accounting, economics or administration, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi holds a philosophy degree from the University of São Paulo. He also has a post-graduate degree in Socio-psychology from the São Paulo’s School of Sociology and Politics.

In 2006 and 2007, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi received a notable award when he was named The Insurance Person of the Year. In 2009, his name appeared among the 100 most influential Brazilians List. Apart from growing the bank considerably, Luiz Carlos Trabuco has also revised the rates of the bank in a bid to attract a greater pool of clients. His most notable contribution was seen in 2015 when he oversaw the Bradesco’s $5.2 billion purchase of HSBC Brazil. As a result, he received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the finance category.

DespiteLuiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi’s immeasurable success over the years, he has remained humble and prefers not to show his wealth openly. He is also careful with his words and only talks when required to speak. It is quite evident that Brazil is fortunate to have Luiz Carlos Trabuco as one of the top business executives guiding its growth.