Ozires Silva (Bauru‚ÄďS√£o Paulo state, January, 8 1931) is the
founder of Embraer and a famous Brazilian entrepreneur.
graduated on Escola de Aeron√°utica do Campo dos Afonsos (Rio de Janeiro) as a military pilot.
He then served the Brazilian Air
for 4 years in the Amazon
1962, Ozires graduated on Aeronautics
Technological Institute (ITA) as an aeronautical engineer.
immediately hired by the Brazilian General Command for Aerospace
Technology , where he would become part of the IPD - Instituto
de Pesquisas e Desenvolvimento (current
IAE - Instituto de Aeron√°utica e Espa√ßo).
He soon became
the lead engineer of the Bandeirante
The first Bandeirante prototype flew on October 26, 1968. After
that, Ozires attempted to convince private industries to produce
the Bandeirante in series, without success. His efforts, however,
contributed to the creation of a government-owned aircraft
manufacturer, the Embraer
, which he become
president on July 29, 1969.
, Ozires left Embraer. He became
president of Petrobras
for a short time,
and also became Minister
Infra-Structure from March 15, 1990 to March 27, 1991. He returned
to Embraer from 1991
to conduct the privatization process. He was also
president of Varig
Ozires Silva was the first witness to report the May 19, 1986 S√£o Paulo UFO
, whe he was flying on an executive Xingu turbo-prop
Ozires is also former (2004) Director of Technology of AVAMAX,
Executive Vice-President of Academia Brasileira de Estudos
Avan√ßados ‚ÄúDr. Adolfo Bezerra de Menezes Cavalcanti‚ÄĚ, and President
of Pele Nova, a biotechnology
and President at World Trade Center Advisory Board.
He is currently dean of Unimonte, an important private university
- A Decolagem de um Sonho - Hist√≥ria da Cria√ß√£o da Embraer -
Lemos Editorial - 1998
- Cartas a um Jovem Empreendedor - Elsevier Editora - 2006
- A Decolagem de um Grande Sonho - Elsevier Editora - 2008
- Ethanol - A Brazilian revolution - 2008