Tomás d´Almeida


  • Company Sovena USA
  • Country United States of America
  • Sector Food

Tomás has been in the Edible oils industry for the most part of his career. Started in the margarine business with Unilever Portugal, where he worked for 5 years, and then moved to Sovena in 2005, where he has developed his career in this product category for the most part of the last 18 years. His years in Sovena have been dedicated to the Olive oil Category promoting the consumption of this noble product.

Tomás has an extensive US market knowledge, where he has been focused in the last 14 years. He has dedicated his first years to leaning to market this category through marketing functions, such as research, insights, category management and others, but moved to the sales side of the business and has been spearheading the sales efforts of Sovena USA in foodservice for the last 8 years.

Tomás extended his responsibilities in December of 2022 to lead the USA division of Sovena Group (the largest Olive Oil Company in the World – 100% Portuguese Capital) as CEO of Sovena USA. A +$500M Sales division, with 2 plants operating from East coast (Rome, NY) and west coast (Modesto, CA), employing more than 200 people.

Tomás is a Business leader/manager with experience in various areas of a company day-today, including Operations, Customer service, IT, SAP, Marketing and sales. Has maintained strategic relationships with the relevant players in the customer arena: Sysco, Walmart, US foods and others.

Tomás currently serves in the board of:

  • NAOOA (North American Olive Oil Association) – Executive Committee member
  • PUSCC (Portuguese US Chamber of Commerce) – Executive Committee member

Tomas d’Almeida has also been a member of the Portuguese Diaspora Council since October 2023.