Global Player: Gabriel Blochtein Burd

Gabriel Blochtein Burd, 28, embraces the cosmopolitan lifestyle. Originally from Brazil, Burd has traveled to more than 20 countries on four continents, and has worked in at least five of those countries (in three continents). His international résumé includes stints in India, Japan, and South Korea. He currently resides in the Netherlands, working for a global paints-and-coatings company and specialty-chemicals producer.

Career goal

To develop a career in general management at a multinational organization. Long term, I aspire to become the CEO or the head of a division in a global company.

Master of Business Administration,
Babson College—F.W. Olin School of Business, Spring 2011

Bachelor of Business Administration,
Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM Brazil), December 2004

Work experience
July 2011–current: Integrated Business Planning Manager
AkzoNobel (Netherlands)

Why Hire Me

Although I am happy in my current position and not on the job hunt, my international experience as a generalist professional provides me with the flexibility to achieve outstanding performance among diverse job functions and industries. 

June–August 2010/December 2010–April 2011: Senior Financial Analyst Staples (United States)

September 2009–May2010: Babson Consultant
Microsoft (United States)

May 2010–May 2011: Executive VP for the Graduate Student Council Babson (United States)

May 2009–2011: Graduate Assistant
Babson Graduate Admissions Department (United States)

June 2004–January 2009: Management Trainee & Senior
Financial Analyst
RBS Media Group (Brazil)

June 2003–May 2004: Marketing Consultant
INEX Marketing (Brazil)

Role model
Samuel Burd
My grandfather, Samuel Burd, who passed away recently. He worked for more than 50 years for the Jewish community in Brazil and founded and managed institutions, associations, and synagogues, among others. He believed the strength of the community and young people could change the world.

Dream job
VP of Human Resources for a Latin American company
My dream job is to work in a leading company that embraces entrepreneurial thinking, integrity, and responsibility in its core values.

Define success
To achieve my personal and professional goals with integrity, determination, and hard work.