Currently working at Walmart in China, after eight years in Brazil, as a manager and entrepreneur, Rita de Sousa Coutinho advocates that an international career is not necessarily a risk. The Diaspora Counselor spoke to Executiva about her career.
There are four Portugal Counselors in the World who are among the most influential in the business world, according to Forbes Portugal: Domitília dos Santos, Cidália Luís-Akbar, Inês Caldeira and Rita de Sousa Coutinho.
There are hundreds of Portuguese around the world who lead operations in various sectors. They provide invaluable help in contacts whenever a Portuguese political or business delegation travels to the countries where they work.
With the help of the EurAfrican Forum, an initiative that the Diaspora Council launched two years ago, it was possible to “already stimulate the creation of diaspora councils in five African countries: Mozambique, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Angola and Guinea-Bissau,”
The president of the Diaspora Council who will hold the 7th Annual Meeting this Friday under the theme “Thinking about our planet’s economy”, said that Portugal has added value and has to assert itself in the global carbon retention chain.
Most of his career was directed in the automotive industry, where he assumed different leadership positions. Carlos Gomes has been serving as vice-president of the PSA group in China since 2018, the beginning of the first and biggest crisis in the Chinese market in the last 25 years.
Júlio de Sousa, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mecachrome and Portuguese Diaspora Counselor, spoke in an interview with AICEP about the company’s investments in the aeronautics sector in Portugal.
In January last year, Pedro Pereira da Silva crossed the Equator Line and moved with his family to Cape Town, where the Pick n ‘Pay Group is headquartered. In Africa he found affective and great hearted people.
The artist and advisor of the Portuguese Diaspora is responsible for painting the multimedia book “The Heart Is A Drowning Object”, which features poems by Katherine Vaz and is published by Artist’s Proof Editions.
She is the first Portuguese Vice-President in 70 years of World Bank history, with responsibilities in the area of Country Operations and Services Policies. The Portuguese Counselor Manuela Ferro recalls the key moments of her career.
The testimony of the Diaspora Counselor Inês Caldeira about what she has learned since taking over leadership of L’Oréal Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. The passion for Asia started early, but only after 17 years of career in Europe, the dream came true.
The Synuclein Meeting 2019, which had the Portuguese Diaspora Counselor Tiago Outeiro at the organization, gathered over 300 researchers from around the world in Portugal, to discuss the latest developments in the Parkinson area.
With the main theme Where we are and where we need to go, the Synuclein Meeting 2019, will take place in Ofir from 1 to 4 September, with the Diaspora Counselor Tiago Fleming Outeiro as part of the organization and the support of the Portuguese Diaspora Council.
The Portuguese Diaspora Counselor, António Moreira, and Vice-Provost of University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) is part of the scientific organizer committee of QRM Summit Ericeira 2019, taking place on October 10 and 11, 2019.
In his message to the EurAfrican Forum, the Secretary-General of the United Nations stressed the contribution of migration by saying that, when properly managed, they “almost always benefit both countries”, both origin and destination.
After the 2nd edition of the EurAfrican Forum it was announced that some African countries will create Diaspora Councils inspired by the Portuguese model. Angola, Ethiopia, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique and Nigeria are the countries preparing to launch their own influence networks.
The President of the Republic of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, was interviewed by Euronews and Lusa Agency News during the the 2nd edition of the EurAfrican Forum, sharing his views about reconstruction and Mozambique after the Cyclones Idai and Kenneth.
The 2nd Edition of EurAfrican Forum took place on July 4 and 5, 2019, with the theme “Partnership of Equals: Sharing Values, Sharing Prosperity”, at the Grand Auditorium of NOVA School of Business and Economics, Cascais.
Filipe de Botton, the President of the Board of the Portuguese Diaspora Council states that the EurAfrican Forum has the aim of making Portugal a privileged platform for relations between Europe and Africa.
In anticipation of the II EurAfrican Forum, FurtherAfrica met with Sérgio Pimenta, IFC’s Vice President for the Middle East and Africa and Portuguese Diaspora Counselor for a chat about the role of IFC in Africa’s development and finance.
Maya de Almeida Araújo was a swimming athlete at Benfica, headhunter and today is one of the talented underwater photography experts on the go. Awarded and internationally recognized for her underwater photographs, many made in apnea, which began with animals as models and now focus on people.
The Portuguese Diaspora Counselor and Professor at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), was awarded the Bavarian European Medal from Bavaria’s European Minister Dr. Florian Herrmann for her “creativity, innovation and intellectual dynamism”.
Chef Elijah Amoo Addo, founder and CEO of the Food for All Africa, will deliver a pitch about how food can be a link between people and regions to establish stronger relations for Europe and Africa on the first day of the event, July 4, at the Forum’s lunch.
He is one the main researchers on neurodegenerative diseases: Parkinson and Alzheimer, but he introduces himself as a biochemical from Porto, who specialized in neurosciences. Tiago Fleming Outeiro’s interview to Executive Digest.
Joana Vicente “is a prominent figure of the cinema industry of New York, having produced more than 40 movies and founded three companies, including the first digital producer in the USA and the first high definition distribution and production studio of the country”. Joana Vicente’s interview to Executive Digest.
It’s more than a world network of influential Portuguese people in the fields of economy, sciences, culture and citizenship. The Portuguese Diaspora Council is recognized has a relevant instrument for the country. Interview of the President of the Board to the Executive Digest.
The Portuguese Diaspora Council took part of the “First Meeting of Portugal Network in Portugal”, represented by the President of the Board, Filipe de Botton, on April 22, at Museu das Artes de Sintra.
One year after assuming the leadership of Diageo Beer Company, the Portuguese Diaspora Counselor Nuno Teles talks about the challenges of the beer industry among the new generations and about last year’s positive results.
The Diaspora Counselor and Vice-Provost of University of Maryland in Baltimore County (UMBC), António Moreira, was awarded in Brazil, on March 20, 2019, on the I International Symposium of Biopharmaceuticals.
“A Taste of Business”, organized by The World Trade Center Institute (WTCI), and features a country in each event, will feature Portugal on the next event, April 23, promoted by the Diaspora Counselor, António Moreira, UMBC Vice-Provost.
Isabelle Coelho-Marques, president of NYPALC e and Diaspora Counselor, joined the Westchester executive, at Generoso Pope Foundation, in Tuckahoe, to sign the New Executive Law on the Access to Language on the county.
The Portuguese Diaspora Council joined Portugal Network in its first event in Portugal, with the theme “European Policies and National Economy”, that took place on April 22, at Museu das Artes de Sintra.
The Diaspora Counselor was awarded with the Foreign Policy Association medal for its international career developed in many countries, as well as the work on the expansion of the public knowledge of international economic and financial issues.
The award, that annually distinguishes two women graduated by Instituto Superior Técnico who stand out on civil society and the academic life, is honoring this year Manuela Veloso, Diaspora Counselor, on the Role Model category, and Mariana Araújo, as Young Alumni.
The Portuguese Diaspora Counselor and Reform Rector of the Bavarian School of Public Policy of Technical University of Munich (TUM) was nominated by the World Economic Forum to join its expert network as an expert in European Union.
She manages the Canon’s financial services, with responsibilities in the whole american country. With a 15 years international career and based in the US since 2006, the Portuguese Diaspora Counselor Ana Tavares shares her experiences with Executiva.
The 2nd Edition of EurAfrican Forum will take place on July 4 and 5, 2019, at the Grand Auditorium of NOVA School of Business and Economics, Cascais, with the theme “Partnership of Equals: Sharing Values, Sharing Prosperity”.
Jorge Portugal, diretor-general of COTEC, in an interview to Jornal Económico where he highlights that “There still remains a focus in the short-term action and the perception of a minor urgency on the antecipation and preparation to the change”.
Manuela Ferro, the Diaspora Counselor that supervises the financial corporate policies at the World Bank, talked about the support of this institution to the CPLP African countries in an interview to Lusa agency news.
«Investing and Risk Taking for Success» was the theme of one of the Diaspora Talks that took place on December 20, in which participated the counselors Nuno Sebastião, CEO of Feedzai and John Melo, CEO of Amyris Biotechnologies.
CCIPS/AO – Câmara de Comércio e Indústria Portugal – Senegal e África Ocidental, headed by the Counselor Gonçalo Terenas, and AEP – Associação Empresarial de Portugal hosted on October 23, the 4th Edition of Portugal – Africa | Senegal Business Forum 2018.
Joana Rocha Scaff was considered one of the 11 most influential women on the field of Private Equity in Europe. The Portuguese Diaspora Counselor and Managing Director of Neuberger Berman will speak about investment on the Annual Meeting 2018.
The Portuguese Diaspora Council will gather together on the 6th Annual Meeting to discuss the Portuguese talent and competitiveness, on December 21, at Palácio da Cidadela, in Cascais, between 8:30 am and 1:00 pm.
Tvardi Therapeutics, a biotech co-founded by the former chief of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson and Diaspora Counselor, has raised $9 million to support clinical trials of an experimental cancer drug developed through research at the medical center.
The Diaspora Counselor and Counselor of Portugal to the European Union, moderated a debate about tax benefits for culture on the Forum Challenges of the the Creative Industry and Market Integrations of Brazil and Portugal.
The Counselor of the Portuguese Diaspora and astrobiologist, who has been recently invited to participate on a Japanese space mission, talks about her international professional career on the field of astrobiology.
“Labour is one of the most clear mirrors of a society that we can build together”. This is how the director-general of Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos and Counselor of the Portuguese Diaspora Council, David Lopes, justifies the meeting that debated the labour market. .
The Portuguese Diaspora Counselor and producer Joana Vicente is the new executive director of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), being co-responsible for the organization along with Cameron Bailey.
The member of the Portuguese Diaspora Council, Cidália Luís-Akbar, was bestowed the Degree of Commander of the Order of Merit, attributed by the President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, on the past April, on the USA.
Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP) and Amyris, led by the counselor John Melo, renewed the agreement that established in 2016 the “European Bioproduct Research Institute” at the Biotechnology School of UCP.
The President of the Portuguese Diaspora Council,anticipates the opportunities for a joint action between Portugal and the African countries that will be discussed at Estoril, on the EurAfrican Forum 2018.