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Luís Mira Amaral

Luís Mira Amaral

Chairman

Degree in Electrical Engineering from IST and Master in Economics from UNL.

Former Minister of Industry and Energy and former Minister of Labour and Social Security.

Experience 25+ years as Chairman and Managing Director in Financial Institutions and Multinational Companies (BPI, CGD, Banco BIC, EDP, Cimpor, UNICER …)

Santiago Salazar

Santiago Salazar

Executive Board Member

Degree in Industrial Technique, Economics, IT and Management.

Experience of over 16 years as a CEO in Multinational Companies.

7+ years experience in Venture Capital of Business Angels in Portugal.

Martinho Tojo

Martinho Tojo

Executive Board Member

Degree in Civil Engineering from IST.

More than 30 years of professional experience in Multinational Companies (Solvay, Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Danone, Cogeco) of which the last 16 as a Managing Director in Portugal and abroad.

4+ years experience in Venture Capital of Business Angels in Portugal.

Lurdes Gramaxo

Lurdes Gramaxo

Executive Board Member

Degree in Psychology from Oporto University. Post-graduations in Management and Finances.

More than 25 years of experience in the management of multinational companies from the industrial sector, with functions, amongst others, of general managment, CFO and CCDO.

Francisco Ferreira Pinto

Francisco Ferreira Pinto

Executive Board Member

Master’s degree in Engineering and Industrial Management in IST, complemented by an MBA in Nova, Católica and MIT.

5+ years experience in Business Consultancy at Deloitte where he left as a Manager. Worked in many different sectors (Energy, Transports, Tourism, Retail, Real Estate, Cement, …)

3+ years experience in Venture Capital of Business Angels in Portugal.

João Costa

João Costa

Non-Executive Board Member

Degree in Management from ISCTE, MBA-Marketing from UCP and AMP from INSEAD.

25+ years experience in Multinational Companies, of which the last 19 at PepsiCo, where he worked in Marketing, Sales, Franchising and General Management.

Guilherme Transmontano

Guilherme Transmontano

Non-Executive Board Member

MSc In Mechanical Engineering from FEUP and executive MBA from MIT Sloan/Católica/Nova.

Vast international experience with more than 7 years working as a Lead Engineer at National Oilwell Varco in a global role.

Pedro Pires

Pedro Pires

Member of the Investment Committee

Coach certified by the International Coaching Community (ICC) specialist in personal, professional, organizational change (Change Innovator).

Founder of Pedro Pires Coaching and experienced entrepreneur in crowdfunding (+ 4 years).

Tomás Penaguião

Tomás Penaguião

Investment Analyst

MSc in Management at Nova Business School of Economics.

1+ years experience in Venture Capital of Business Angels in Portugal.