Odmar Almeida-Filho

Former Dell, Telefonica, and Procter & Gamble Executive



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Odmar Almeida-Filho is an expert at scaling up and turning businesses around successfully, in over 10 industries, across more than 30 countries, over nearly four decades.

Career Highlights:

  • Odmar has held President and Senior Executive roles at large companies like Procter & Gamble, Dell Computers, Telefonica, and Ipsos, as well as in smaller businesses, including two of his own – and has made BIG happen in every business he’s touched, ranging from $5M in sales to $5B in sales. Odmar’s specialty is setting clear winning strategies and turning those into specific measurable plans and activities that deliver impact.
  • He’s been a board member and advisor for privately held companies, as well as for large trade associations. His Board work includes: Elected Board member for ABEP (Brazil’s Market Research Association) 2010-2012; Elected Board member for ABEVD (Brazil’s Direct Selling Association) 2013-2017; Appointed Board Member for Zap Imóveis – Brazil’s leading online real estate database company (2008-10); Appointed Board Member for Telefónica Assist – Brazil’s leading telecom services and hardware provider (2004-06).
  • Odmar is a lecturer on Strategy, Marketing and Technology at universities in Brazil and the US, including Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Executive MBA (Brazil, 2007 to present); InsPer University’s Executive Education (São Paulo, 2012-13); ESPM University’s Undergraduate program (São Paulo, 2008-10); and USC’s Center for Technology Management (2006-08). He is a five-time winner of the “teacher of the year” awards.

Odmar holds a degree in Computer Engineering from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Brazil), an MBA from the University of Southern California, and Executive Education certificates from IESE-Barcelona and Stanford GBS.

With wife Giselda (a mother and wine importer), they are devoted parents of three sons aged 13 to 23 and believe education is a foundation for tolerance and economic achievement. They are passionate supporters and donors of U.S. college scholarship programs for underprivileged Brazilian students.

Odmar is also a half-competent Jazz musician, a food and wine enthusiast, and a passable (but very committed) cook for his family and friends.

Featured Podcast:

Listen to Odmar Almeida-Filho’s podcast episode – A Turnaround Expert’s 5-Step Process for Rejuvenating Struggling Companies