Strategic Committee

Manuel Ferreira da Silva

With more than 30 years of experience in investment banking at BPI in several areas such as Corporate Finance, Capital Markets, Equity Research and Private Equity, he was Executive board member of Banco Português de Investimento (BPI) and Chief Executive Officer of its investment bank. Previously, he was also a board member of the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

Carlos Oliveira

Chairman at Mirol. He holds 20 years of successful entrepreneurial activity, including a number of national and international projects in the IT and Business Process Outsourcing industries, and several successful exits to multinational companies.

José Baptista da Costa

Board Member of TUB (Urban Transportation for the City of Braga). He holds 25 years of experience in operations and industrial management within numerous private and government companies with particular focus on Manufacturing and Infrastructure-related industries.

José Romão de Sousa

Chairman at Promotor SGPS. He holds 35 years of experience in management in numerous companies with a special focus on the Chemical and Industrial sector. Successfully completed a management buyout (MBO) of a company within one of the main industrial and retail groups in Portugal and recently experienced its sale to a private equity fund.

João Fugas

Executive board member and COO of Quimigal, where he has been working for more than 25 years. While at Quimigal, he initiated and led a series of acquisitions that enabled the Group to achieve its current dominant position in the European market. He is also a former board member of several Sonae’s Group companies. 

José Aldir

He holds more than 38 years of experience in Unilever/Jerónimo Martins Group, in several companies of the Group, in areas of expertise such as Audit, IT, Finance and Supply Chain, in different geographies and joint ventures, leading both development and restructuring projects.  He is also a Board Member of APLOG - Associação Portuguesa de Logística (the Portuguese Association of Logistics Operators).