Born in 1958 and father of 3, Filipe de Botton has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from “Universidade Católica Portuguesa”.
Between 1980 and 1992, he represented the following banks in Portugal:
Crédit du Nord (France), Banc de Sabadell (Spain), Banque Bruxelles Lambert (Belgium) and Bayerische Hypotheken und Wechselbank (Germany).
Between 1985 and 1990, Filipe de Botton was a founder and member of the board of Interfinança, a private bank sold to Millennium BCP, and, between 1990 and 1991, he was a founder and member of the board of Fonsecas & Burnay, Sociedade Gestora de Património, which is now part of the BPI group.
In 1976, he founded Logoplaste with his father and became CEO in 1991. Logoplaste is the third largest European company producing rigid plastic. It has 60 factories in 16 countries – in Europe, NAFTA, Vietnam and Brazil – with sales of around 500 million euros.
He is a founding member of Norfin the largest Portuguese Real State Fund and Invesfin a Financial Consultant Service Company, where he sits on the Board.
Filipe de Botton is also involved as a Shareholder and Director in the
• hotels and resorts sector (hotels in Brazil and in Portugal),
• ice cream business (Santini),
• and in the production of wine in Portugal (Logowines).
He was voted Businessman of the Year in 2004 by the International Congress of Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital, he won the “Industrial Marketing Personality 2004” award and was voted one of the 4 best “Pioneer Businessmen/Managers in Portugal” in 2014 by “Exame” magazine.
He is President of the Portuguese Diaspora Council and a French Foreign Trade Advisor.
He is also President of the CADin Executive Committee.
He has received awards from the governments of Portugal, France, Brazil and the United Kingdom.
He was President of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa Former Students Association from 1989 to 2001, manager of the Hotel da Lapa from 1990 to 1994 and member of the board of Sporting Clube de Portugal between 2006 and 2009.