Nelson Machado, CEO, ActivoBank
The Portuguese economy has suffered in recent years, but Nelson Machado argues that progress over the last 18 months has been much better than expected. He outlines how ActivoBank’s core values of simplicity and innovation have seen its customer base grow more than 40 percent in one year.
Pedro Duarte, CEO, Banco Carregosa
Banco Carregosa is the oldest financial institution in the Iberian Pensinula, dating back to 1833. In that time it has evolved from a foreign exchange trading house, to a full service financial brokerage company, and today focuses exclusively on private banking. Pedro Duarte discusses the bank’s strong sense of heritage, the challenges faced by the Portuguese economy, and why having a small and stable group of shareholders helps the company maintain independence.July 2, 2012 Category: Banking
José Morgado, CEO, Inapa Group
Inapa is a specialist in paper, packaging and visual communication, based in Portugal but with most of its sales coming from the rest of Europe. As such it has been particularly at risk from ongoing austerity and the eurocrisis – but with José Morgado’s leadership it has successfully developed its client relationships, improved efficiency and tightened its resource management to beat the downturn.
April 4, 2012 Category: Management
Rui Cartaxo, CEO and Chairman, REN
Energy security is one of the hot-button issues for countries around the world – and with Europe committed to a significant shift to renewables over the next decade it is a big concern across the continent. REN’s activities in the transportation of natural gas gives it a reliable source of electricity to supplement the less consistent contribution of wind power. Rui Cartaxo discusses the state of the European energy market and REN’s expansion plans.March 14, 2012 Category: Energy
Artur Fernandes, CEO, Banif Investment Bank
In the last five years Banif Investment Bank has more than doubled its assets under management, thanks to its creative and experienced team. Artur Fernandes explains the bank’s current industries of focus, and its plans for future diversification.May 7, 2011 Category: Banking
João Morais, CEO, Santander Asset Management
Post-crisis, the asset management industry has adjusted its products to match the higher transparency demands of an increasingly liquidity-conscious consumer base. Santander AM launched €200m in new products in recent years – Mr Morais describes the new route to success.April 22, 2011 Category: Insurance & Pensions
Rui Cartaxo, CEO, REN
REN is one of the few companies in the world managing both electricity and natural gas infrastructures. Rui Cartaxo talks about growing the firm from its Portuguese home to becoming a global operator, and the challenges that renewable resources pose for reliability.March 3, 2011 Category: Energy