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Francisco Abrantes, MBA has over 35 years of broad-based experience in national (Brazilian companies) and multinational companies in all administrative and operative areas such as: REF (Real Estate and Facility Management), Supply Chain, (Procurement, Warehouse, Logistic & Distribution), Property Management, Compliance, IT (Help Desk, BI, ERP - TMS, WMS), HR and overall administrative departments that cover several areas and management activities.
Most currently, Francisco is the Executive Director/COO of FASA Gestão Ltda in Brazil, providing solutions for companies in different sectors. One long-term contract in place is managing administrative and FM in the mining sector in remote areas, including Amazon Forest. Prior to his current role, he worked for JLL Brazil as a Brazilian Head of Facility Management Business Unit. His territorial experience is based in the Latin America region.
He has been an active leader in the association field throughout Brazil. He is the founding member of ABRAFAC (Brazilian Workplace, Property and Facility Management Association) and has served in the following roles at ABRAFAC - Treasurer, Vice President, President and Chair of Fiscal Council. He currently serves as Chairman of ABRAFAC’s Ethics Committee as well as Member of its Senior Board Council (2021 – 2024). In parallel he was nominated São Paulo's Representative Professional for CRASP (Regional Bureau for Administrative Professionals).
Francisco was a member of FAMU - Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Facilities Management Academic Program Advisory Council, from 2014 up to 2018. He also authored a book related to Facility and Property Management Subjects, named in Portuguese - Gerenciamento de Facilities e Properties (Property and Facility Management) plus additional books.
A member of IFMA since 2011, Francisco served a two-year term on IFMA’s Global Board of Directors from 2011 to 2013 and is currently a member of the Corporate Real Estate Council of IFMA.
He is also a speaker at local and international workshops and a professor in some FM and Business Administrative subjects.
Francisco holds a post-degree in Philosophy from PUC (Pontificia Universidade Catolica), post-degree in Financial Management and People Management from IPEP (Instituto Paulista de Ensino e Pesquisa), MBA Certificate from IPEP/Dalas University and Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Universidade Campos Sales, São Paulo, Brazil.
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