Alexandre Tavares: “Science is at the service of the society”

Curious, adventurous and eager to learn from the people he works with. The opportunity to manage the most dynamic and largest region of Novartis from New Zealand to Morocco aroused him a huge interest to embrace this challenge.

Inês Caldeira: “I feel the same enthusiasm that you have at the beginning of your career.”

With over 17 years of national and international career, Inês Caldeira is now CEO of L’Oréal Thailand, Laos & Cambodja.

Documentary series on the future of the Portuguese

Panavídeo, founded by the Diaspora Counselor, Telma Teixeira da Silva, launched the documentary series “Nós, Portugueses”, with the aim of reflecting on what will be the future of the Portuguese.

Paulo Junqueiro: “I have never lived such a rich and promising moment”

A sound technician who became one of the heavyweights of the music industry in Portugal and Brazil. Paulo Junqueiro is the President of Sony Music Brasil.

Isabel Pavão-Horvath launches book on 35 years of career

The artist residing in the USA and Counselor of the Portuguese Diaspora launches the book “Porto-Paris-New York”, which reflects her 35-year career, and opens an exhibition, on March 27, at Galeria Árvore, in Porto.

Joana Rocha Scaff: “Leaving Portugal was not a conscious decision”

With a successful career abroad, the Portuguese Diaspora Counselor Joana Rocha Scaff, managing director and head of Europe Private Equity at Neuberger Berman, is today one of the 50 most influential people in private equity in Europe, of whom only four are women.

3rd edition EurAfrican Forum – In search for a common ground

With the theme “In search for a common ground”, the Forum that promotes the relations of the European and African continent through the power of the diasporas, will take place on July 2 and 3 of July, at NOVA SBE.

Portugal is a “fully democratic country”

Portugal moved up in the Democracy Index produced annually by The Economist magazine, from a “flawed democracy” to a “fully democratic country”, it was announced.

Manuela Veloso receives Doctorate Honoris Causa

The Diaspora Counselor is one of the world references in artificial intelligence, leads a project by the largest North American bank, J.P. Morgan and received her first honorary doctorate, awarded by the Catholic University of Portugal.

Forbes lists the 10 stars of the diaspora

Five members of the Portuguese Diaspora are appointed by Forbes Portugal as some of the stars in the diaspora: Luís Amaral, Inês Caldeira, Nuno Sebastião, Paulo Junqueiro and Pedro Pereira da Silva.

Executive Digest rubric – A singular Counsellor

He was 34 when he was promoted to Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and later to responsible for the mergers and acquisitions department for Europe and Asia. 14 years ago, Paulo Cartucho Pereira founded Perella Weinberg.

Rita Sousa Coutinho: “In life, the biggest risk is not risking”

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.

Diaspora Counselors Among the 20 Most Powerful Portuguese

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.

“We often say that we are the best ambassadors of Portugal”

Alexandre Tavares of Novartis Singapore and Manuela Ferro of the World Bank spoke to RTP about the role of a Portugal Counselor in the World.

Influence people from the Portuguese diaspora gather in Portugal

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.

Diaspora Council wants to stimulate counterparts in Africa and create a federation

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,”

Portugal can achieve the goal of carbon neutrality in 2050

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.

Executive Digest rubric – To drive big brands

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.

Ricardo Pereira honored at Cinecôa

The Vila Nova de Foz Côa International Film Festival honored the actor and Diapora Counselor for his career and for the bridges established between Portugal and Brazil in television and cinema.

Júlio de Sousa fala sobre investimentos em Portugal

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. 

The Portuguese Diaspora Council was recognised has Development NGO

The Portuguese Diaspora Council (CDP) was this week recognized as a Non-Governmental Organization for Development (NGDO) by the Portuguese State.

José Ivo receives community service award

The Portuguese Diaspora Counselor and Honorary Consul of Portugal in Houston was recognized with the Leadership in Community Service award by PALCUS.

Executive Digest rubric – The human warmth of Africa

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.

Isabel Pavão-Horvath launches multimedia book

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.

Executive Digest rubric – Global zoom out

A meritocracy defender, Ana Tavares, Portuguese Diaspora Counselor, is the Canon Finance financier in the USA. But she says she also seeks to make the most of Portugal from her place in the Diaspora.

Manuela Ferro: “A leader must know how to listen; many good ideas don’t come from us”

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.

Inês Caldeira: The wonder of discovering Thailand

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.

More than 300 researchers debated Parkinson’s disease in Portugal

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.

The Portuguese Diaspora Council will discuss a new production and consumption system

The Portuguese Diaspora Council will gather together for the 7th consecutive year, on December 20, at Palácio da Cidadela, in Cascais, with the theme “To think our Planet’s economy”.

Portugal receives international meeting of Parkinson’s experts

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.

Quality Risk Management Summit in Ericeira

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.

Well-managed migrations “almost always benefit” countries of origin and destination

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.

Five African countries are inspired by the Portuguese Diaspora Council to create networks of influence

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.

EurAfrican Forum 2019: Euronews interview with the President of Mozambique

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.

2nd Edition EurAfrican Forum: ‘Partnership of Equals’

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.

“In Africa, the sky is the limit” of opportunities

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.

Developing Africa through private sector finance with Sérgio Pimenta

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.

Executive Digest rubric – Underwater photographer

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.

Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt received the Bavarian European Medal

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 confirmed to address about how food can foster stronger relations between Europe and Africa

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.

Executive Digest monthly rubric – The brain scientist

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.

António Gonçalves in conference about management and economy

The Portuguese Diaspora Counselor and founder of EA Ventur, António Gonçalves, participated as speaker on the Economy and Management Days 2019 of University of Minho, on the month of April.

Executive Digest monthly rubric – The independent producer

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.

President of the Republic of Mozambique to address at the EurAfrican Forum 2019

The EurAfrican Forum organization announced today the presence of the President of Mozambique, His Excellency Filipe Nyusi, for an institutional speech on the first day of the event, July 4, 2019.

Portuguese people influencing around the world

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. 

Portugal Network Meeting in Portugal with the institutional support of the Portuguese Diaspora Council

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.

Nuno Teles places Diageo the challenges of the beer market

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. 

António Moreira awarded in Brasil

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. 

“The Taste of Business” – Portugal

“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. 

Sérgio Pimenta on Africa CEO Forum

Sérgio Pimenta, Diaspora Counselor and Vice-President of International Finance Corporation (IFC) for the Middle East and Africa, was a contributor on Africa CEO Forum 2019, in Kigali.

Isabelle Coelho-Marques: Executive Order of access to language is an historic achievement for the Portuguese communities

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 supports Portugal Network’s event

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.

António Horta Osório distinguished in EUA

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. 

Manuela Veloso distinguished with Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo award

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.

Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt on the World Economic Forum

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.

“If you want an international opportunity position yourself to get it”

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.

2nd Edition EurAfrican Forum: ‘Partnership of Equals’

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”.

“There still remains a focus in the short-term action”

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”.

World Bank reinforces support to CPLP African countries

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.

A ‘think-tank’ that gathers Portuguese people living abroad

Filipe de Botton talked with Lusa agency news in antecipation to the Annual Meeting about the work that has been done since the Council’s creation and the future perspectives that are coming soon.

“Portugal is going to be a center of talent capture”

«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.

2nd Edition ‘Diaspora Talks’

The 2nd Edition of ‘Diaspora Talks’ will take place on December 20, 2018, at LACS – Communitivity of Creators, in Lisbon, to talk about genetics, entrepreneurship, personal branding and social impact.

4th Edition Portugal – Africa | Senegal Business Forum

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, one of the most influential women on Private Equity

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.

6th Annual Meeting: Portuguese Talent and Competitiveness

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.

Gonçalo Terenas on Forum BizFeira 2018

The Diaspora Counselor contributed with this years edition of Forum Bizfeira dedicated to the theme ‘The SME’s on the Global Economy’, that took place in Santa Maria da Feira.

Ron DePinho raises funds for cancer research

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.

Ricardo Castanheira debates tax benefits for culture

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.  

Zita Martins, a star on astrobiology

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. 

David Lopes promotes a debate about labour

“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. .

Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s conference

Lisbon is the city of the 14th International ADPD Conference, promoted by the counselor Tiago Fleming Outeiro, dedicated to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, on March 26-31 2019.

Joana Vicente, the new Director of Toronto Festival

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.

Cidália Luís-Akbar was honored

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.

Partnership biotechnology HUB Amyris-UCP

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. 

Diaspora Council and Lusa sign a protocol

The Portuguese Diaspora Council and Lusa, the Portuguese News Agency, signed a protocol to “encourage a bigger contact bewteen the portuguese people” living abroad. 

Filipe de Botton: interview to Económico

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.

João Taborda and Ron de Pinho on Portugal Economic Forum

The members of the Portuguese Diaspora Council spoke at Portugal Economic Forum 2018, an event dedicated to Portugal, in New York.

CDP supports concert of Fado

The Portuguese Camané and Nathalie Pires, both singers of fado, gave a concert at Luciole International Theatre Company, Houston, an initiative that was supported by the Portuguese Diaspora Council. 

Alberto Carvalho and Manuela Ferro on XVII PAPS Forum

The members of the Portuguese Diaspora Council, Alberto Carvalho and Manuela Ferro, participated as speakers on the XVII PAPS Forum, on the USA.

José Ivo on Texas EU-Business Summit18

The Honorary Council of Portugal in Houston participated as a speaker in Texas EU-Business Summit 2018, whose main team was the business opportunities in Europe.

Digital technologies force us to be “condemned to collaborate”

COTEC, of which Jorge Portugal is the general-director, was present at Hannover Messe, one of the major fairs of industrial technology worldwide.

Gonçalo Terenas sets up Chamber of Commerce

The Portuguese Diaspora counselor is part of the group that founded the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Portugal – Senegal and West Africa.

It’s time to end the workplace taboo around mental health

António Horta-Osório revealed to British newspaper The Guardian that the mental health of Lloyds Banking Group employees has been a priority in the company.

Manuela Veloso hired by JP Morgan

  The researcher will lead to lead the artificial intelligence research unit that is included in a pack of JP Morgan’s technological investments of 10,8 billion dollars.

Pedro Pereira da Silva at Pick n’ Pay South Africa

The Counselor of the Portuguese Diaspora  took over the position of general director of Pick n’ Pay South Africa, in January 2018.

Ricardo Pereira was honored

Ricardo Pereira was honored with Ordem de Mérito, in April, in Rio de Janeiro, an award attributed by the President of the Portuguese Republic

Henrique Cymerman launches new book

The Portuguese Councelor and reporter published a new book about the islamist terrorism “O terror entre nós”. «Daesh defends a VII century way of life and uses XXI century technology». 

Armando Almeida joins Tupl Board of Directors

The member of the Portuguese Diaspora, Armando Almeida, has a new professional position at Tupl, Inc. since March.

Alberto Carvalho, interview to DN

Alberto Carvalho, member of the Portuguese Diaspora Council, is superintendente of the third biggest American school district.  

Carlos Pone: Africa, strategic region

The Councelor Carlos Pone talks about the importance of Africa as a strategic business region to Crown Publications.  

Jorge Portugal, interview to Dinheiro Vivo

Jorge Portugal: “Many companies associate innovation to a high risk”. The General Manager of COTEC is a member of the jury of Prémio Inovação NOS.

Miguel Azevedo, interview to CNBC

The Portuguese Counselor explained to CNBC why is Africa a continent to invest

Paulo Peereboom, Makro Netherlands’ CEO

The councelor Paulo Peereboom is, since the beginning of this year, Chief Executive Officer of Makro Nehterlands.

Azzim Gulamhussen at Lisbon Summit18

Azzim Gulamhussen was a speaker at The Lisbon Summit 2018, at March 14th, where he participated in the panel “Fintech: Adapting to the Digital Future”.

Nuno Teles, President of Diageo USA

Counselor Nuno Teles, that was considered one of the 50 best Chief Marketing Officer of the USA, will lead Diageo Beer Company, as of March 1st.

Cidália Luís-Akbar interviwed by DN

Cidália Luís-Akbar and her sister Natália Luís lead M. Luis Construction since 2008, the company that their parents founded in the USA.

Gonçalo Terenas in a Business Forum

Gonçalo Terenas, institutional and business representative of the Portuguese diaspora, at Forum Smart Manufacturing German City, in China, that took place in January 23th.

“2077 – 10 Segundos para o Futuro”. RTP

RTP presents the documental series “2077 – 10 Segundos para o Futuro”, with international emission, created by Telma Teixeira da Silva, CEO and Content Diretor of Panavídeo MZ.