Brazil - Business - Executive Director of Casas Bahia Michael Klein
Michael Klein, Executive Director of Casas Bahia. Casas Bahia is considered Brazil's largest retail chain specializing in furniture and home appliances. The chain was founded in 1957 in Sao Caetano do Sul, Sao Paulo, by Polish immigrant Samuel Klein, who began his career as a peddler selling products to immigrants from the Brazilian Northeast. As of 2004, the company employed 22,000 people and was generating $2 billion in profits. By 2006, it had more than 500 stores in eight states.
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