With the official support:
|Alberto Simões, Partner, Miranda Miranda Correia Amendoeira & Associados, PortugalAlberto Simões has a master degree in International Commercial Law and Finance, from the University of London. In 1998 he joined the project team from the legal department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington DC. During the five years he was at the IDB, Alberto was responsible for the legal aspects of numerous infrastructure projects in transport, sanitation and energy in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile and Guatemala. Currently, Alberto coordinates the Commercial Practices Area and Projects at Miranda.|
|Ângelo Gama, CTO, MS Telcom, AngolaÂngelo was an ITC independent consultant for a few years in Europe, being involved in various projects such as: start-up of 3 Mobile, the 1st 3G mobile operator in Europe, installation of a subsea cable in the English Channel to connect Paris to London and the consolidation of various global Contact-Centres in the Follow the Sun system. He currently heads a team of engineers and project managers at MSTelcom, being responsible for all the technological elements of many national coverage projects, namely the installation of a fibre optic national backbone measuring more than 4000km.|
|Antony Hobbs, Chief Executive Officer, Utiligence Limited, United Arab EmiratesAntony has 30 years’ experience, mainly in the following sectors: Transmission, Distribution, Regulations and Consulting, also working in smart metering and power projects in Europe, Middle East and Africa. During the past eight years, Antony has focused his attention to offering his knowledge and experience to the entire Middle Eastern region. In 2012 he founded the company Utiligence Limited, in the city of Masda.|
|Benedito Paulo Manuel, Planning Department Director, Catoca Mining Company, Angola
Benedito Manuel has been a university lecturer for the past 18 years, with a Doctorate in Technological Building Management, a Master’s Degree in Geotechnics by CEDEX Spain, a Civil Engineering Degree from the Ukraine and a Business Management degree from Brazil. He is the co-founder and first Director of the Higher Technical Education College in Lunda Sul and is currently an Assistant Lecturer at Lueje Ankonde University and at the Metropolitan Higher Education Institute, in addition to his consulting work.
|Elio Codato, Country Manager for Angola, World BankElio Codato, of Brazilian and Italian nationality, works for the World Bank since 1991. Currently, Codato supervises the country’s World Bank Group programme and is responsible for the political dialogue with governmental authorities and the civil society. Before joining the World Bank in 1991, his experience also included positions in Brazil’s municipal and state governments. Since joining the World Bank, he has worked in the Latin American and Caribbean regions, where he was involved in a number of infrastructure projects in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, El Salvador, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela.|
|Fernando Santos, Director, Sinfic, AngolaFernando holds a Civil Engineering Degree from the Higher Technical Education Institute of Lisbon and a MBA from the Portuguese Catholic University. He is the founder of SINFIC, of which he is a director since 1993 and for which he participated and headed projects in Service Computerisation for INSS, EDEL and the National Electoral Registration System, among others. His projects also include territory development and planning, urbanization and housing.|
|Filipe Batista, Executive Secretary, ArctelFilipe Batista is Secretary General of the Association of Regulators of Communications and Telecommunications of CPLP (ARCTEL-CPLP) as well as Head of the Cooperation Division at ICP-ANACOM.Filipe Batista as a Degree in International Relations by the University Lusíada (1996); Post-Graduate in International Relations by the Institute of Social and Political Sciences (ISCSP – 1997); European External Action by the Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon (FDUL 2006) and Master in International Cooperation and Development by the School of Economics and Management (ISEG – 2004). After graduating in 1996, Filipe Batista defined Cooperation and Development as the main stream of its professional career, combining different experiences from Journalism, privet banking and regulation to governmental experience were he was Director of International Relations at the Ministry of Justice of Portugal.At academic level, between 2000 and 2007, he lectured at degree level: Cooperation Policies and International Politics; and at Post-graduate and Masters level: Comparative Political Systems; Conflict Management; Defence and Strategic Analysis; and International Security.He’s currently member of the Center for Administration and Public Policies (CAPP) and member of the Strategy Research Group, both from the Institute of Social and Political Sciences (ISCSP) from Universidade Técnica de Lisboa.|
|Gil da Silveira, Director, VisabeiraA Company Organization and Management graduate from the University of Lisbon, he has spent his career of more than 30 years in foreign and Portuguese companies, working in the following sectors: telecommunications, electricity, financial and credit insurance, among others. Currently he is the Managing Director of Visabeira Angola, a privately owned multisectoral and multinational group, particularly focusing on infrastructures. Gil has also worked in other companies operating in Europe, Asia, Oceania and Africa.|
|Guilherme Carreira, Director Comercial, Soares da CostaGuilherme is a Civil Engineer graduated from the University of Coimbra with specialization in roads and urban planning. William currently works in the Angolan branch of Soares da Costa, and have been also served as Member of the Executive Committee for the Metro Tel Aviv Concessionaire by the same company. His professional experience also includes the coordination of several urban projects in Germany, Australia, Thailand, Finland, USA and Greece.|
|João Dias, Director, MOBI.EMestre em História Económica pela London School of Economics, João Dias atuou como Analista do Departamento de Propspectiva e Planeamento do Ministério das Finanças, Adjunto Económico do Primeiro Ministro de Portugal e como Coordenador do Programa para a Mobilidade Eléctrica em Portugal, VP para área de Clean Tech da Tekever e em 2012 se tornou CEO da Prio.E Mobility Solutions.|
|Jorge Tropa, CEO Siemens, AngolaAn Angolan national, and a Higher Technical Education Institute graduate in Industrial Engineering and Management, Jorge Tropa started his career at Siemens Portugal, in 1995, in the Medical Solutions division, later holding the position of Business Manager for Health Services Consulting and Global Solutions (2001 to 2006). After becoming Regional Business Manager for Japan, at Siemens AG’s headquarters in Germany, Jorge took on the position of CEO at Siemens Angola.|
|Kavungo Marlon, National Mines Director, Angolan Ministry of Geology and Mines and Industry
Kavungo Paulo de Oliveira Marlon has a Doctorate degree in Rock Mechanics and was the head of this subject at the Agostinho Neto University Faculty of Engineering, in Luanda. Among the various duties performed, he was Technical Advisor to the Minister of Geology and Mines. He has published many mining activity related articles and has participated in numerous national and international conferences and congresses.
|Maria Clara Sanchez, Member of the Board, EDEL, Angola
Maria Clara Sanchez has been a member of the Board of EDEL-EP (Electric Power Company – Public Company), for Planning and Engineering since November, 2009. Previously, she served as General Director for Investment and was the Chairman’s Advisor for seven years. She was also ahead of Warehouses and Supply, Contracts and Budget Control, and worked in areas such as studies, projects and substations.
|Maria Luísa Abrantes, President of the Board, National Private Investment Agency, AngolaMaria Luísa has a Doctorate Degree in Economic and Financial Law from the Lusíada University (Portugal), a Master’s Degree in Economic-Legal Sciences from the University of Lisbon and is a post-graduate in the following fields: International Economic Law from São Paulo University (Brazil), International Business and Finance from Georgetown University (USA), a Degree in Business Management, Harvard University (USA). Maria Luísa Abrantes has also held the positions of Head of the Foreign Investment Office in Luanda and National ANIP Representative in the USA.|
|Mário Rui Pires, PPP Unit Director, Angolan Ministry of EconomyAn electrical engineer, Mário Rui Pires is the Director of the Public Private Partnerships Technical Unit of the Ministry of Economy since 2010 and previously worked as the Director of the Programmes and Projects Monitoring Department of the Ministry of Economic Coordination. Between 1999 and 2009, Mário also worked at Sonae.com and OniTelecom (Portugal), in the following sectors: Telecommunications Private Sector in Angola and Electronic War of the Angolan Armed Forces, from 1985 to 1991.|
|Miguel Alves, Director Co-ordinator, Banco Privado Atlântico
Miguel Alves’ experience in the financial sector also includes his participation as a member of the TIIC management team, a private equity fund specialized in infrastructure investment in Europe, North America and South America. Miguel was also in charge of the private equity from Banif Investimento, Senior Manager at KPMG Restructuting in London and Associate Director of KPMG Corporate Finance in Lisbon. At the beginning of his career he worked in the investment department of BAI – African Investment Bank.
|Nicholas Staines, Resident Representative, International Monetary FundNicholas Staines became IMF’s Resident Representative in Angola in April 2011, reopening this organization’s office in Luanda. Nicholas is from Malta and has a Ph.D. in Economy from the University of Toronto. He has worked for the IMF since 1999, mainly in the African region, with specific focus in post-war countries. Previously, Nicholas Staines held positions as macroeconomic forecaster in various companies and as a macroeconomics and finance lecturer at the Canadian Universities of McGill and Toronto.|
|Nuno Chaves Frota, Senior Lawyer, Angola Legal OfficeNuno Frota is a member of PLMJ International Legal Network and an international lawyer acredited in Angola and Portugal, as well as the Higher Courts Solicitor of England and Wales (NP). His formation also includes post-graduation in International Business Law from the Faculty of Law of Lisbon and LL.M in International Business Law from the University of Manchester, UK. Nuno Frota specializes in advising multinational and infrastructure projects in the energy sector, current management of service providers, companies and international banks in contracts and means of credit from the Angolan State.|
|Pedro Godinho Domingos, Executive Director, U.S.-Angola Chamber of Commerce Pedro Godinho is an Engineer specialized in Mine and Petroleum. Besides being the Executive Director at the U.S.-Angola Chamber of Commerce, Pedro is the CEO of SERVICAB, Angola, General Manager of CAMERON, Angolan oil technology company, Director of Engineering company PARAGON Angola, Director of CLARIANT oil services Angola, Vice-President and Director of the board at oil company PRODOIL and CEO of Prodiaman Oil Service, Grupo Veleiro. His experience also includes working for the following companies: Natco Group (Angolan representative), Texaco (Oil Production Operator Senior) and Sonangol (Civil Construction Drawer).|
|Pedro Pinto Coelho, Executive President of Standard Bank, Angola
Eng. Pedro Coelho is currently the Executive President of Standard Bank Angola, member of the executive committee of the Corporate & Investment Banking division of Standard Bank Africa and member of the Board of Standard Bank Mozambique. With more than 20 years international experience in the financial sector, Pedro Coelho has held positions as the Executive Chairman of Amorim Global Investors, Member of the Board and Financial Advisory Global Head of Banif Investment Bank; Vice-President of Banif Capital; Head of Investment Bank and Member of the Executive Committee of Citigroup Portugal.
|Rui Leal, Power Expert, Siemens PortugalRui Leal has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon (IST) and post-graduate in Business Management from the Catholic University of Lisbon and the Duke University of USA. Rui began his career at Siemens Portugal in 1988 as Sales Manager Simatic sector (industrial automation) assuming later the Direction of Automation in 1997 where he served until 2001, when he became Director of Energy Transport in the same company. Prior to joining Siemens, Rui Leal had collaborated in the biggest electrical Portuguese company, EDP Energias de Portugal.
|Rui Santos, Managing Partner, Deloitte AngolaRui Santos Silva has more than 20 years of professional experience in auditing and management consulting. He started his career in 1988 as an auditor at Deloitte. In 2002 he was promoted to Partner in charge of the Human Capital division in Portugal. He became a member of EMEA’s (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Human Capital Management Committee in 2005 and is the Managing Partner of Deloitte Angola, since 2009.|
|Septime Martin, Angola Country Manager, African Development BankSeptime Martin has a PhD in Econometrics and Development Economics and has worked as technical advisor to various African Finance Ministries for more than 25 years. Septime has vast experience in post-conflict developing countries and assisted with the implementation of emergency programmes and medium term strategies for various African governments. Septime has worked for the African Development Bank since 2004, acting as head economist for six Southern African countries. Septime was appointed African Development Bank’s Resident Representative in Angola in July 2011.|
|Silvio Cabral Almada, MSTelcom-Mercury Representative, Telecommunications ServicesSilvio Cabral has a Master’s Degree in Engineering Sciences from the Donestk Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine. He was a pioneer in Internet development in Angola, being PNUD’s Technical Consultant for the Sustainable Development Network Project “SDNP” and promoted the ANGONET Project, the first electronic mail network to work in Angola. Silvio was also part of the team that configured Angola Telecom’s Backbone, enabling other ISPs access into the Angolan market. He is a member and founder of AFRINIC, an organization responsible for the management of Internet Resources in the African Continent. Similarly, he is one of the promoters of AAPSI – Angolan Association of Internet Service Providers, where he currently holds the position of Chairman.|
|Vitor Manuel Ferreira dos Santos, CEO, Grupo Lena Angola e Lena MoçambiqueLena Group’s CEO since 2011, Vitor dos Santos has been working as Executive Director at Lena Maconang and Member of Executive Committee of Grupo Lena Angola since January, 2010. He is a Civil Engineer and Senior Member of the Order of Engineers of Portugal. Vitor has built a career in Engineering and Construction at Lena, SA, where he held positions related to production and management of large infrastructure projects and artwork, including leadership in the construction of the Leiria stadium for Euro Cup 2004.|