IPS-Integrated Project Services has opened a new office, IPS-Integração de Projetos e Serviços in Brazil, to support client needs in emerging markets. Francisco Paula Santos will lead operations and serve as general manager, responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the office in Brazil. He is an industry executive with extensive experience managing and leading global efforts for major pharmaceutical companies, such as Bristol-Myers Squibb and Wyeth. At BMS, he served as vice president of Latin America Technical Operations where he oversaw all operations for the region.
“With a rapidly growing economy, and as the world’s fifth largest country, the Brazil market offers a great deal of opportunity for IPS and our clients,” said Dave Goswami, PE, chief executive officer and managing director, IPS. “As more and more of our multinational clients are opening facilities in Brazil, as well the local companies intend to construct and/or upgrade its facilities, it is essential for IPS to have a local presence. Our Brazil office will enable us to continue to provide clients with innovative and cost effective business solutions and our superior technical expertise that they have come to expect from our IPS team and brand.”
“Our venture into this region supports our long-term growth strategy and our mission and vision of being the knowledge leaders of choice by helping our clients succeed,” continued Mr. Goswami. “We are excited to have a local presence in Brazil and are confident that Francisco and our local team will deliver the IPS brand in this region and will be able to help our clients maximize their growth potential globally.”