Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade started out his career as a doctor after earning his degree in medicine, but over the years he decided to focus on being an entrepreneur rather than a medical physician. Born in Brazil, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade made a name for himself in the medical industry, which made the transition to a business owner a little easier on him thanks to his reputation and success. Roughly four decades ago, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade founded a car dealership in Brazil known as CAOA. Since that time, more than one million people have purchased a vehicle from Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade’s company. In less than a decade, CAOA became one of the leading automotive companies in the market.
Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade has kept his company at the forefront of environmental protection. Many other companies throughout Latin America has been reprimanded or found to be discarding their waste into the environment and showing no care for how it affects the country or its people. CAOA has won awards for their participation in improving the environment in Brazil. CAOA has gone as far as reforesting several different areas throughout the country. It didn’t take long for Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade’s company to blow up in the market, but they are uncontested as the leading automotive dealership in Latin America today.
CAOA was founded back in 1979 and within the first six years, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade was able to acquire Ford Landau. This acquisition enabled his company to become a leading distributor of Ford Vehicles in the Brazilian market and it was all uphill from there. Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade has made several smart acquisitions over the years, from Subaru to Hyundai. By 2007, CAOA built a factory dedicated to their Hyundai partnership which was constructed in Anapolis. Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade strategically selected this location as a prime spot in Brazil for automotive sales for Hyundai.