Maurício Mendonça Godoy is the CEO of Estaleiros do Brasil and has held this position since 2015. He has a strong background in mechanical engineering and business administration which has contributed to his success. His company is expert at developing complex projects for engineering, construction, and procurement projects. These projects include design and assembly for oil, gas, chemical, steel, fertilizer, and other infrastructure projects. Maurício Mendonça Godoy and his company made the decision to build shipyards based on the discovery of pre-salt fields off the Brazilian coast. Maurício Mendonça Godoy and his company made this decision in 2011. At the time, his company proposed to build up to four new yards each year.
The construction entails building floating production and storage and offloading platforms. For Brazil, these platforms would be able to generate billions of dollars each year. Construction actually began in 2013. One would have to imagine that the CEO of any company wakes up and looks forward to busy days. Maurício Mendonça Godoy begins each day by reviewing things he needs to do for that day. The most relevant items on his list take priority. He will also talk to team members about ongoing strategies and action plans. He also credits himself for being an excellent listener. It is always important to seek out individuals within the company to get their take on matters. This way, he can gain insights on both big and small matters.
Not listening prevents a lot of great ideas from coming to light. The goal in gathering small groups of employees and managers together to consider new ideas can lead to alternative solutions. As CEO, he has also learned the value of abandoning ideas that are not essential to the success of a mission. He has good instincts of when to abandon an idea and when to pursue an idea to fruition. This talent is also a result of being self-aware. Is the excitement over an idea because it is new, or is it because the idea is valid and worth pursuing? With respect to trends, Godoy sees robotics as the solution for improving productivity in Brazil. In the construction field, high-quality welding is a premium. Robotics will only become more important and essential. The cost of robotics will also decrease over time.