VROS Corporation

About us

AVROS Corporation was founded by René Christiaan Duvekot.  Born in The Netherlands and raised in Brazil, since the 1980's René helps entrepreneurs in the U.S market, especially those from Brazil.

AVROS services include feasibility studies, market research, business planning and business setup in the United States.  AVROS is based in Kissimmee (Orlando area), in Florida, USA.

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Professional

  • René has held functions in sales, planning, finance and operations at Lely USA (real estate development), Embraer (USA) and the Alexander Proudfoot consulting group in Brazil.
  • René has over 30 years as partner in consulting firms that perform services to Brazilian entrepreneurs in the United States.

Personal

  • Totally fluent in Brazilian Portuguese and American English, both at native levels.
  • Born in The Netherlands in 1948; at 4 years old his family moved to Brazil.
  • Member of American Mensa.

Education

  • 1955 to 1966: Colégio Dante Alighieri (São Paulo, Brazil).
  • 1967 to 1969: Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo - FGV
        (admitted in first place).
  • 1969: transferred to University of Florida.
  • 1972: University of Florida, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Honors).
  • 1982: University of Miami, Master of Business Administration.

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Entities, presentations, articles

Over the years René has taught, spoken at and written for several organizations about Brazil-USA issues.  Below is a partial list of such entities.

United States

  • Florida-Brazil Institute (Director)
  • Florida-São Paulo Sister States Committee
  • Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida - BACCF: served 12 years as Director; President in 1989
  • Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities International (Brazil Committee)
  • Naples Area Board of Realtors (Chair, Education Committee)
  • Florida Exporters and Importers Association
  • North-South Center
  • Latin America/Caribbean Productions (NY, Miami)
  • Institute for International Research - IIR
  • University of Florida
  • University of Miami
  • World Trade Institute
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
  • Prudential Relocation (NY)

Brazil

  • SEBRAE (São Paulo, Paraná)
  • ADEDE/ABECEX - Associação Brasileira dos Executivos de Comércio Exterior (Brasil)
  • Federação das Indústrias do Estado de São Paulo - FIESP
  • American Chamber of Commerce for Brazil (AMCHAM/SP)
  • Associação Comercial de São Paulo - ACSP

René hard at work
René Christiaan Duvekot