Fersen Lambranho: A Civil Engineer Turned Entrepreneur

August 7th, 2015

Fersen Lamas Lambranho is both an entrepreneur and a civil engineer. He sits on the Board of GP Investments as the chairman of the firm. GP Investments is a firm that specializes on alternative investment and operates mainly in Latin America. It deals with private equity funds.

Fersen Lambranho

Fersen Lambranho was born in October 11, 1961. He was born in the city of Rio de Janeiro where he grew up. He did both his high school and bachelor’s degree in the city. He graduated with a bachelor’s from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. His bachelor’s degree is in civil engineering. He enrolled for a master’s degree and graduated with an MSc degree. His master’s degree is in business administration. He later joined and completed the Owner President Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

Fersen Lambranho

Lambranho joined GP Investments in 1998. One year later, he was appointed to the position of Managing Director due to his hard work. He partnered with Antonio Bonchristiano to kick start his entrepreneurship life. The two started working towards assuming the leadership of the GP investments. By 2003 they had already achieved this. The two partners fully acquired the firm in 2004. This acquisition gave Lambranho and Bonchristiano total control of the asset management firm. This was the first big step Fersen Lambranho achieved as an entrepreneur.

Fersen Lambranho

He has served as the chairman of the company since then. Under his leadership, the company has seen tremendous growth. The firm has managed to expand into real estate and infrastructure investments by raising more private equity funds.
As partners, Lambranho and Bonchristiano have unique responsibilities. The main duty of Lambranho is to find deals while Bonchristiano concentrates on fundraising and relationships with their foreign partners. This division of duties has helped the two to push GP Investments to greater heights.
Lambranho is also a mentor to entrepreneurs. He works closely with a non profit organization called Endeavor. Endeavor uses seasoned entrepreneurs like Lambranho to shape new entrepreneurs from over 20 countries Apart from his association with Endeavor. Generally, he has been known to be a passionate leader and thus given responsibility to lead various entities throughout his life.

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