Eng. Daniel Jose
Mr. Windholz is the President and Senior Consultant of
Mackenzie International Strategies, an independent consulting firm that he founded in 1984, with headquarters in Montreal , Canada.
With over 40 years of experience in
corporate management and development, Mr. Windholz has been associated with programs and projects focused in international strategic planning and development, international marketing,
joint-ventures, technology transfers, and capital project investments and its financing.
He has a broad experience as a consultant
to Canadian, Brazilian and International companies and has worked in mandates in Asia, Europe, Latin Amerca and North-America.
Before setting up Mackenzie
International, Mr. Windholz was the Corporate Planning Director for the SNC Group (today - SNC-Lavalin), reporting to the President and CEO of the Group for 11 years.
SNC-Lavalin is an international
leader in engineering and construction, and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure, and in the provision of operations and maintenance services with revenues over US$ 9 billion. The Group
and its companies have offices accross Canada and in 35 other countries, with headquarters in Montreal, Canada.
He was also the International Marketing
Director, the Assistant to VP-Development, and Marketing Services Director of the SNC Group.
He is a graduate of
Michigan State University, where he received his MBA in Finance and International Business, and from Escola de Engenharia da Universidade Mackenzie, in
Sao Paulo, Brasil, where he obtained his degree as Electrical Engineer. He also attended the basic and advanced courses in Creative
Problem Solving, at Synectics, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
He gave courses in International Business
at O'Sullivan College, in Montreal, Canada, and was a lecturer in the MBA program of
McGill University, in Montreal, Canada, giving courses in Strategic Planning. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Brasil
Canada Chamber of Commerce, and Chairman of its Telecom Committee, and ex-President of the American Marketing Association, Montreal Chapter.
He is fluent in Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, German and