Diplomat Daniel Taub secures record trade deals for Israel in U.K

About Daniel Taub

Daniel Taub was the Israeli Diplomat in the United Kingdom between 2011 and 2015. Daniel Taub apart from being a diplomat is a writer and an international law attorney. Taub was born in the United Kingdom in 1962. He moved to Israel in 1989.

Taub attended his primary level and secondary level education in the United Kingdom. He later attended the university college London, University College Oxford and Harvard University.

After moving to Israel in 1989, Daniel Taub joined the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). He first started his role as a combat medic before being appointed as a reserve officer in the IDF’s international law division. Daniel Taub managed to secure his citizenship while working under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Still, in Israel, Daniel Taub was the speechwriter for the then president Chaim Herzog. Taub has a wife and six children.

Daniel Taub was involved in many interviews as an envoy in the United Kingdom. He used to appear at the Newsnight TV show alongside other experts and professionals in the academic field. She always articulated the state of the Middle East region to the world with great passion. According to Taub, it was important to concentrate on the positive things that were happening in the region.

Having been born in the United Kingdom, Daniel Taub was able to connect with both sides of the government. He was also able to relate well with Jewish community living in the United Kingdom. He was known to be a staunch Jewish believer even in the course of carrying out his duties.

One of his achievements as the Israeli diplomat, was in strengthening the trade deals between Israeli and the U.K. In his four years of service he ensured that the trade deals between the two countries doubled. He also ensured that other interactions between the two countries in the form of business, education and cultural links also improved.

According to statistics by the U.K secretary in charge of commerce, the annual bilateral trade deals stood at $7 billion by the time Daniel Taub was leaving office. This was an achievement never recorded in the history of the two countries diplomatic relations.

To make the matter even juicier, Daniel Taub ensured that the number of Jewish owned businesses in the United Kingdom grew to over 3000.

During his farewell party, Daniel Taub was praised by the Jewish community for advocating their issues and those of Israel adequately on the global platform.

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Luiz Carlos Trabuco: A Veteran Banker And President Of Bradesco Bank

Some people are meant to be leaders in the society, while others are intended to be the best in the corporate world. In Brazil’s banking sector, one such leader is Luiz Carlos Trabuco. Luiz Carlos Trabuco has proved beyond reasonable doubts to be the most prominent leader in his field. Born on 6th October 1951, Mr. Trabuco started working in the banking sector with Bradesco in 1969 and since has grown to become the President of the bank.

He took on the mantle of leadership of Bradesco in 2009 and has restructured the bank in different ways which have made the bank regain its former glory. At the time he was resuming presidency at the Bank, the bank had lost its leading position in the banking industry to its rival Itau Unibanco, and hence he had to work round the clock to make the bank regain its prominent position in the sector.

Since his presidency in the company, he has put in place several measures which have seen the company’s profitability increase. He has been at the forefront when it comes to hiring banking professionals. With his help, the bank has been able to recruit competent individuals such as Renato Ejnisman who is the executive director of Bradesco BBI thus helping turn around the banking giant.

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Before becoming the president of the bank, Mr. Luiz Carlos Trabuco held various positions in the same bank. The most recent was the presidency of Bradesco Seguros, an affiliate of Bradesco which contributes up to 30% of the bank’s profits. In 2015, Trabuco facilitated one of the highly valued acquisitions of HSBC’s Brazilian branch at the cost of $5.2 billion. With this new purchase, Bradesco had the capability of taking on with its closest rival, Itau Unibanco. This move also helped expand the company’s market share, branch network, and total investment funds. Commenting on the acquisition, Trabuco said that with the help of HSBC, the company has been able to achieve in a single year what they would otherwise achieved in more than six years through organic growth.

As a result of the acquisition and subsequent growth of the company, Trabuco was named Finance Entrepreneur of the Year by MONEY in 2016. Mr. Carlos has also received various awards during his career at the bank

Mr. Luiz Carlos Trabuco holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of Sao Paulo. He also has a degree in Socio-Psychology. He started working for Bradesco when approaching nineteen years old. With this, he has a trajectory of over forty years’ experience in the banking industry, more specifically, Bradesco Bank, and his leadership has been what the company needed to steer it towards success.

He was offered the opportunity for Minister in the Ministry of Finance by, Dilma Rousseff but declined the offer. Commenting on this turn of events, one executive of Bradesco Bank said that Mr. Trabuco was indeed born for Bradesco. This is shown by his strong determination and resolve to ensure that the bank becomes the finest in its cadre. He is the embodiment of the spirit of Bradesco.

So far, Trabuco is the fourth president of the company since its formation. Since 2009 after becoming the president of the bank, Bradesco has seen its account holders grow from 20 million to over 27 million and the trend continues unabated. Within the same period, there has been a tremendous increase in the service network. Just in four years preceding his presidency in the bank, there was an increase of its agencies from 3,500 to 5,000 agencies.

As a keen observer of market trends in the finance sector and banking industry, he predicts that over 100 million people are likely to join the consumer market by the year 2025. In this same spirit, he intends to acquire 20 million new clients by the said year.

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Dick DeVos | Successful Entrepreneur and Consummate Humanitarian

The John F. Kennedy Center (performing arts) has surpassed its planned budget of $125 million but still plans to increase its budget by another $50 million. In 2013, the fundraising campaign for the center planned to raise $100 million for expansion projects and another $25 million for its initiatives. However, it has already locked up at least $135.9 million. Among the center’s biggest donors with over $1 million in donation includes the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation.


Dick DeVos’ Philanthropy


Richard Marvin “Dick” DeVos Jr. is a charitable man. He and his wife, Betsy DeVos, founded (and now run) the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation. Since 1990, the couple has donated a lot of money to communities, religious programs, civic, artistic, and other free-market organizations in the Grand Rapids area of Michigan. The foundation has supported the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, the Thunderbird School of Global Management, ArtPrize Grand Rapids, Children First America, the Education Freedom Fund, and the West Michigan Aviation Academy.


Dick DeVos’ Career Accomplishments


Dick DeVos, born on October 21, 1955, has become a well-known businessman from Michigan. It is no wonder he works so hard to give back to the Michigan community. Mr. DeVos received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Northwood. He has also received honorary doctorates from the Central Michigan University, Northwood University, and the Grove City College. Working with the Amway Corporation since 1974, DeVos assumed various positions in different divisions. In 1984, he became the vice president, where he was directly responsible for the company’s operations in eighteen countries.


In 1993, DeVos became Amway’s president. His tenure saw the company’s global expansion to over 50 countries and across six continents. The company’s international sales also tripled. When he left the presidency seat, the company was reporting a whopping $4.5 million in annual sales. He later got involved in the management of Orlando Magic basketball franchise.


Dick DeVos is an avid sportsman and pilot. We see these attributes in his two-time national championship wins as a sailor, and as a qualified helicopter and jet aircraft pilot. In 1998 he released his book “Rediscovering American Values.” The publisher Weekly describes the book as an inspirational anecdote gathered from a cross-section of the population, as he explains how people have bettered themselves both morally and in their careers by practicing values such as compassion, honesty, Self-discipline, hard work, initiative, charity, and forgiveness. His book is one of New York Times bestsellers.


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Rodrigo Terpins: the Brazilian Entrepreneur with a Talent in Car Racing

Rodrigo Terpins wears his hats as an entrepreneur and rally driver with ease and pride. The Saint Hilaire graduate has tasted the good in both worlds and has continued to soar even higher. His life is a good example that it is possible to hold an office position and still find time to be sporty.

Life in Car Racing

Rodrigo Terpins has participated several times in the Sertoes Rally in the country. His partner, Fabricio Bianchini, who is equally talented in the game has been a great contributor to their wins. Rodrigo Terpins terms the game as adventurous and fun-filled contrary to how spectators perceive it. The two were part of the 22nd edition of the match, which covered 2600 kilometers across the Minas Gerais and Goias states. Out of the 38 participants, Rodrigo and Fabricio finished 8th in car number 326. The duo made two podium finishes and emerged 3rd position in the category of prototypes T1. The two would not be wrong to credit their support team of ten for their success in the challenging match.

Life in the Corporate World

For over two decades now, Rodrigo Terpins has cultivated a great career in business. He joined the corporate world in April 1991, working for Lojas Marisa. Rodrigo was able to handle responsibilities that contributed to the growth of the firm including imports, e-commerce, and strategic planning among others. His efforts saw him go up the ladder to hold the position of the Operations Manager. He held the position until his departure from the company in March 2007. The following year, he joined the company he currently works for, T5 Participaos.

Entrepreneurial and Sporty Roots

The entrepreneurial and sporty blood runs in the family, which has contributed majorly in Rodrigo’s development in both fields. His father, Jack Terpins, was a celebrated basketball player in his years as a youth. He has made major achievements in the game, including being a team leader. After a successful career in sports, he quit joining the real estate industry, an area that he has equally thrived. Rodrigo Terpins motivated his brother, Michel Terpins, to join car racing as his sailor. They both play for the Bull Sertoes Rally Team and are renowned in the Brazilian rally championships. You can follow him on Facebook

Why Officers Can Not Work Without Securus Technologies

I am currently employed as a corrections officer in the most violent prison in the state of Illinois. Each year the jail gets more crowded, the inmates get more violent, and the incidents with injuries and officers is on the rise. The combination of illegal drugs, weapons, and gangs, creates a volatile mix that puts me and my fellow officers right in the line of fire every minute we are in the jail working. Any advantage we can get on the inmates helps to create a safer working environment for us and safer living quarters for the inmates.


With overcrowded conditions in the jail a serious concern, it doesn’t take much for tensions to flare and inmates to get violent. many times if they can not take out their aggression on the intended target, they will lash out at officers working inside the jail. If they are high on drugs or have weapons in their possession me and my fellow offers are literally defenseless.


To help stay save while keeping the inmates from getting out of line, we recently put in a call to Securus Technologies to help with our dated inmate call monitoring system. Securus Technologies is a Dallas-based company that is trusted in the law enforcement industry for providing state-of-the-art software for monitoring inmates on the prison phones. The LBS software is designed to allow officers to address jail concerns while it scans all the phone call simultaneously and listens for certain chatter.


The monitoring system alerts officers now when an inmate is asking family to smuggle in drugs by way of the visitor center. The system alerts us if inmates are taking orders from gang leaders outside jail to perform a hit or sell drugs to raise money for the cause. Each alert allows us to get in front of a potentially dangerous situation.