Company: Kynetec, Market Research Group

Country: Germany

Field: Economy

Adelino Santos is (interim) Chief Restructuring Officer and Global Operations Controller at “Kynetec, Market Research Group” (ex-Kleffmann Group GmbH), since February 2018. Since 2014, he has performed assignments as Interim Manager on topics such as, restructuring, post- mergers integrations, general management, operations optimization, offshoring.

He started his career in software development at several companies and at the Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany).

Between 1990 and 1994, he was a researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute (software and telecommunications) and Business Development Manager at EDS / Hewlett-Packard in Germany. Additionally, from 1994 to 1998 he was a representative of the Portuguese authorities in the definition of lines of technological investment and scientific research in the European Commission.

Since 1997, Adelino Santos has held general management positions in several IT and Telecoms multinationals in Lisbon, Frankfurt and London, taking on that same year the functions of Country Director at Compaq Computers / Hewlett-Packard in Portugal and in 2000 as CEO of Teleweb. In 2001 he joined Colt Telecom as Country Manager for Portugal and in 2007 Director in Germany. In 2010, he was appointed Vice-President for European Business Development and Operations until 2013. Between 2013 and early 2018, he was Managing Director of Truphone being responsible for operations in Europe and APAC.

With a degree in Computer Engineering at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, he obtained a PhD in Telecommunications from the University of Darmstadt (1994) and holds a Masters in Management at IESE (2003).