Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer, known better as Duda, is currently the head of the RBS Group in Brazil, and recently gave a series of lectures at the ADVB / RS, a forum where many Brazilian businessmen and top company executives attended. The RBS Group has thrived under Melzer’s leadership and has been in operation nearly 60 years, helping the media outlets it owns deliver quality news and entertainment. Melzer stated that the family business has been successful because they are passionate about bringing out the best in people. The other factors he mentioned are that his company has emphasized efficiency in executing daily tasks, and emphasized respect for its older, more experienced members.
Duda Melzer has been the president of RBS Group since 2012, but worked for other media agencies prior to that. He had gotten his bachelor’s at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, and then studied abroad at Harvard’s business school where he got his MBA. His first job was at Booz Allen & Hamilton as a technology consultant in 2001 doing work for the US government and non-profit groups. He then spent 2 years as a financial analyst for Delphi Corporation, and then a short period with Boxtop Media. He joined his family’s company in 2004 as a director in marketing.
Duda stayed in the lower division of marketing until he became an executive vice president in 2010. After his uncle, Nelson Sirotsky decided to step down and focus his attention on the company’s Board of Directors and Editorial Committee, Duda was named president of RBS Group, pledging keep the company running in the same direction his grandfather Mauricio had taken it. Duda also is head of e.Bricks, a digital media investment company. Duda has won many awards for his work in media including the ARP Communication Week Year award, and Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award.