Flavio Maluf, son of well-known Brazilian politician Paulo Maluf, was born on December 2, 1961 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He graduated from the Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation (FAAP) before living abroad and graduating at the New York University (NYU). He received a degree in mechanical engineering and law, and has been the president and owner of Eucatex for over 30 years. Maluf is also the president of GrandFood Group which produces pet food.
His father began the Eucatex Company in 1951 as a family enterprise, which manufactures various products dealing with acoustic comforts. Flavio Maluf began work in the trade department of Eucatex in 1987. In 1996, he transferred to the industrial department and became one of the executives of the Eucatex Group. Due to his success in the company and helping it to prosper, Maluf became the president of Eucatex in place of his uncle. He opened two new factories in Brazil, one in Salto Sao Paulo in 2010.
His bio shows that Maluf is an active participant in charity events and volunteers in programs around his local community. His most recent contribution was a donation of a much needed x-ray machine to the Maternity Hospital Idio Carli. He also works to keep his company, Eucatex, environmentally friendly. Due to the reliance of wood in products his company produces, the preservation of forests is vital to the future of Eucatex; therefore, Maluf works diligently to make sure they are protected. Maluf has partnered Eucatex with multiple conservational programs, such as the Environmental Education Program. These programs help give back to the community by providing education and research.
Maluf married Jacqueline Torres Coutinho and had three children. His 22 year old daughter graduated from London with a degree in chemical engineering. His 19 year old son owns administration companies, while his youngest child is currently studying engineering in England. Maluf remains an expert in Brazil, and somebody that the community looks to for financial advice and commentary. He’s also a big talker on education, and what technology will bring the world in the future.