Ricardo Semler

Semler, Ricardo is president of Semco, a successful global conglomerate headquartered in Brazil. He is internationally renowned as the creator of the world’s most unusual workplace where traditional organizational hierarchies, employment policies, and ideas about profit and growth are questioned and often overthrown. He was twice named Brazil’s Business Leader of the Year. A graduate of Harvard Business School, Semler speaks five languages fluently. He is the author of Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World's Most Unusual Workplace and The Seven Day Weekend: Changing the Way Work Works.