Leadership

Human Resources Manager

Legal, Compliance and Internal Audit

Director of Business Development

Country Manager Mozambique

Equipments Coordinator

Lisbon Metro Contract Manager

Supply Chain Coordinator

Contract Manager in Mozambique

Director of Business Development

PEDRO MONTEIRO
Supply Chain Coordinator

With over 20 years of experience in Supply Chain, particularly to and from Africa, he joined Zagope in 2006 to work in the Procurement and Logistics area, and took over the management of the Department in 2008. From 2015 to 2018 he was also part of Project Management, in the equipment and logistics area, a project that aimed to optimize the management of equipment through the application of Lean concepts and tools.

He has a degree in Economics from Instituto Superior de Gestão (Higher Institute of Economics and Management), University of Lisbon, and a post-graduate degree in Management Control and Performance (Overgest-ISCTE) and in Logistics (Instituto Superior de Gestão – Higher Management Institute).

NUNO PALMA
Equipments Coordinator

Nuno Palma has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Coimbra.

He began his professional activity at Zagope in 2003 at the central yard in Palmela, supporting the maintenance of the equipment fleet. In 2005, he started his international experience, as maintenance manager of some projects in Angola and later as equipment director of that market. From 2013 to 2016 he was responsible for Zagope’s equipment in Algeria. He then moved to the company’s head office, where he took over as equipment manager, a position he still holds today.

Working in different types of projects allowed him get extensive experience and technical knowledge about a wide range of machines, vehicles and industrial equipment, as well as mastery in fleet management.

JORGE BASTO
Portugal

Jorge Basto is a Member of Zagope’s Board of Directors and is responsible for the business development and implementation of infrastructure projects in Portugal.

Before joining Zagope, he had the opportunity to develop and implement several large-scale infrastructure projects and industrial units.

Jorge has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Coimbra – Faculty of Science and Technology (Portugal) and has several specializations in construction planning and management.

ANTÓNIO MÁRIO
Ghana, Senegal and Uganda

António Mário is Member of Zagope’s Board of Directors and responsible for the development and implementation of projects in Ghana, Senegal and Uganda.

As of 2017, he took up the position of Zagope’s Vice President.

Graduated in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, in 1983, and with an  MBA in Project Management by Getúlio Vargas Foundation in Brazil, he began his career in the Andrade Gutierrez Group in 1983 as an Engineering Trainee.

JOSÉ TELES
Country Manager Mozambique

José Teles is the General Manager for the Mozambicain market of ZAGOPE and Andrade Gutierrez Engenharia, being responsible for business development and project management in the field of infrastructure works.

José already had extensive experience in Europe and in several African countries, acquired during his 18 years in the company.

He has a degree in Civil Engineering from the Faculty of Science and Technology – Universidade Nova (Lisbon).

JÚLIO OLIVEIRA
Country Manager Angola

Júlio Oliveira is the Manager of Zagope’s Angolan market. He has more than 18 years of experience in the construction and public works sector, half of which spent in Angola.

He was involved in the most relevant Zagope projects in the port, road and airport infrastructure rehabilitation sectors, as well as in the energy generation sector, developing his activity in Portugal (Madeira Island and Lisbon Metropolitan Area), Mozambique (Maputo Province) and Angola.

He has a degree in Civil Engineering – Structures Area from New University of Lisbon – Faculty of Sciences and Technologies and a postgraduate degree in Business Management from ISCTE/INDEG.

RICARDO SÁ
President & CEO

Ricardo Sá is President & CEO of Zagope, Chairman of the Board of Directors of INZAG Germany GmbH and member of the Ethics & Compliance Committee of Andrade Gutierrez Group.

Before taking up his current duties in Zagope and INZAG, Ricardo was Executive Vice President of Zagope, responsible for business development and implementation of infrastructure projects and industrial plants for private clients in Europe, Asia and the Middle East (Oil & Gas, Energy, Mining, Logistics, Chemical/Petrochemical).

Prior to Zagope, Ricardo Sá was CEO of  the Business Unit of Andrade Gutierrez Group, responsible for the development and implementation of infrastructure projects and industrial units for private clients worldwide (Mining, Logistics, Steel, Chemical/Petrochemical).

Before joining Andrade Gutierrez Group, Ricardo was Country Manager for Brazil and Argentina of a Spanish multinational operating in the financial market and previously worked in international consulting for the high management of large corporations in operational efficiency projects, management models and growth strategies.

Ricardo holds a degree in Business Administration from Salvador University (Brazil), an MBA in International Business from Charles Sturt University (Australia) and specializations in Strategy from IMD Business School (Switzerland), Economic Studies from the University of New South Wales (Australia) and Negotiation from MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA). He is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish.

FABIANO BRANDÃO
Africa

Fabiano Brandão is Executive Vice President of the Zagope Group and is responsible for the business development and implementation of infrastructure projects in Africa. He is also an effective member of the Global Ethics and Compliance Committee of the Andrade Gutierrez Group.

He has more than 20 years of consolidated experience in the implementation of infrastructure and engineering projects, for Public and Private clients, and he has worked as an expatriate in the last 15 years, directly linked to the implementation and execution of infrastructure projects in African markets.

Before taking on the role of Executive VP of Zagope, he led the market of Mozambique as Country Manager, and managed operations in the market of Angola as Director of Operations.

Fabiano has a degree in Civil Engineering from FUMEC University (Brazil) and a degree in management, strategy and business from IBMEC (Brazilian Institute of Capital Markets).

FERNANDO MARIANO
Country Manager Ghana

Fernando Mariano is the Director of the West Africa Market of INZAG Germany GmbH and the Zagope Director of the Ghana Market since 2015.

Fernando has a degree in Civil Engineering by the University of Uberaba, with a master’s degree in Mechanical Systems by the Federal University of Uberlândia – Brazil. He has over 24 years of experience in large infrastructure projects, in Brazil and in Africa.

He has been working in Africa for the Andrade Gutierrez Group for 15 years, in 4 countries: Angola, Cameroon, Mozambique and Ghana. He is fluent in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.

RODRIGO TARDELLI
Contract Manager in Mozambique

Rodrigo Tardelli is responsible for LNG projects in Mozambique.

He has a degree in Production Engineering from Fluminense Federal University . He began his career in the Andrade Gutierrez Group and underwent a training of 10 months, distributed across 4 of the operation countries of the group.

EDUARDO STRUVE
Director of Business Development

Eduardo Struve is the Director of Business Development, responsible for the development and implementation of Energy, Oil & Gas and Infrastructure projects.

He was previously responsible for the development of Energy opportunities in Africa for 2 years, being based in Johannesburg at the service of Andrade Gutierrez. Since 2016 has been in the Portuguese office with Zagope.

He has a degree in Management from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), MBAs in Energy Business Management from the Getúlio Vargas/SP Foundation and in Marketing from the FGV/DF, with extension and improvement courses held in India and the United States. Besides South Africa and Portugal, he has been expatriated in USA, Nepal and Mexico.

NUNO COSTA
Country Manager Senegal

Nuno Filipe Costa is Zagope’s Senegal Country Manager and is responsible for the development and implementation of major engineering projects, both in new African markets and in the Portuguese market, also taking up the position of Administrator in different Zagope participations.

Previously, he worked as Project Manager in different Contract Works and in the General Directorate of After-Sales Services in the Portuguese market. In addition to a degree in Civil Engineering, from  Instituto Superior Técnico, he also holds a master’s degree in Business Management from INDEG – ISCTE Business School.

GUILHERME SÁ
Business Development Manager

Guilherme is the Business Development Manager for Zagope’s Private and Industrial Clients, with extensive international and multicultural experience gained in the B2B relationship in countries like Peru, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Spain and Portugal.

He joined the Andrade Gutierrez Group as a trainee. A few years later, he migrated to the commercial area of the company in the Old Industrial Business Unit specializing in private clients.

He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ – Brazil) and in Economics from the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, (UFRJ, Brazil). Guilherme holds a postgraduate diploma in International Business Management from the Universidad del Pacífico (Lima, Peru), as well as training in Negotiation from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV/RJ) –Brazil) and from the MIT Sloan Executive Education.

ÓSCAR MARQUES
Lisbon Metro Contract Manager

Óscar Marques is the Contract Manager of the Lisbon Metro Project.

He joined the Andrade Gutierrez Group in 2013 as Project Manager of L5SP of the Metro of São Paulo, Brazil, until July 2017, and in the four years that followed he worked as Construction Manager of the project JANHAH Dam and as Country Manager of Lebanon.

Graduated in Civil Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon and E. S. T. I Caminos, Canales Y Puertos de Madrid, Óscar Marques has participated and led projects in multicultural environments, characterized by their complex and multidisciplinary nature, such as dams, underground works (road and metro), roads, railways, as well as energy projects.

CLAUDIO MONTEIRO
Lebanon; Supply Chain and Equipment

Cláudio Monteiro is the Director of Supply Chain and Equipment, responsible for the development and implementation of projects in Lebanon.

He has extensive experience in major international infrastructure projects such as airports, ports, highways, dams, buildings and other projects in Portugal, the United States and Brazil.

Cláudio has a degree in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and graduated in extensive business and strategy studies from the IMD Business School, in Switzerland, and the University of Miami, USA.

MÁRCIA HENRIQUE
Human Resources Manager

Márcia Henrique is Zagope’s Human Resources Manager and her duties include the management of the recruitment, training, wage processing, communication, facilities and information technology areas, focusing on all of the company’s markets.

Márcia began her career 8 years ago in Group Andrade Gutierrez as a civil engineer, working in some of the main projects of the Company. In 2016, she was transferred to Zagope to implement the Project Management Officer, a project focused on the implementation of Lean tools, with the aim of generating increased productivity.

She has a degree in Civil Engineering, a postgraduate degree in Project Management (UFRJ), and in Management and Performance Control (Lisbon). She also holds a master’s degree in Business Management from INDEG-ISCTE Business School and an MBA in Lean Global Network.

BRUNO MENICUCCI
Strategy and Investment Director

Bruno is responsible for the Strategy and Investments area at Zagope, which comprises all matters ranging from the Strategic Planning of the company to the control and management of operations. The investment area is responsible for evaluating projects beyond Engineering and Construction, related to Infrastructure, including M&A opportunities.

He worked for 10 years as an executive at Andrade Gutierrez Investments, where he was responsible for exploring new businesses in Brazil and abroad, in the sectors of energy, transport, gas, ports and sanitation. He was an active member of the Board of Directors of CEMIG (integrated energy company of Minas Gerais, responsible for 12% of the energy distributed in Brazil) for 7 years.

He holds a degree in Production Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil), an executive MBA from Fundação Dom Cabral, a specialization in international business from Yale University (USA) and a postgraduate degree in Business Law.

MARGARIDA DAMIÃO
Legal, Compliance and Internal Audit

Margarida Damião Ferreira is Member of Zagope’s Board of Directors and Director of the Legal, Compliance and Internal Audit area.

With 15 years of professional experience, she is responsible for the whole legal management of the company’s operation in the European, African and Asian continents, contributing to the definition of its strategy and ensuring the legality of activities  in all companies belonging to Zagope group.

Margarida has a master’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from Catholic University, with postgraduate degrees in fields of Law, such as Urban Planning and Building and Land Management Tools (Law School of Coimbra), Public Procurement (Law School of Lisbon), and also a Postgraduation in Legal Journalism (CENJOR). She graduated in Law from New University of Lisbon in 2002 and was admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association in 2005.

ANDRÉ GIUDICE
CFO

André Giudice is an Executive Board Member and CFO of Zagope, in charge of the corporate and export finance, accounting and tax departments.

André joined the Group in 2012 and prior to his position at Zagope was in charge of financial transactions at the holding company of the Andrade Gutierrez Group, the structuring of public private partnerships projects and M&A operations in Latin America.

André has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master´s degree in Finance from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio).

EMERSON EMERY
Director of Engineering

Emerson Emery is Director of Engineering at Zagope and is responsible for the area of development of engineering project studies and bids.

He joined the Andrade Gutierrez Group in 1996 as an trainee and, throughout his career, he took over the positions of engineering manager and contract director in infrastructure project works. In 2013, he took over the engineering superintendency for studies in infrastructure projects.

Emerson Emery holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of São Paulo, has a specialization in project management from the Department of Production Engineering of the University of São Paulo, an Executive MBA from Ibemc São Paulo and completed with honors a Postgraduate Degree in Infrastructure Project Management from the University of Liverpool (UK).

TIAGO LEAL
Director of Business Development

Tiago Leal is a Business Development Director at Zagope and is responsible for the development of Thermal Generation and Industrial projects.

He joined the Andrade Gutierrez Group as a Trainee, and after going through a 10-month training program in 4 of the countries where the group operates, he worked several years as a business developer in the Thermal Generation area of the Energy Business Unit.

In 2018, he participated in the negotiation and signing of the construction contract for the ANG Thermoelectric Complex – Açu Natural Gas – in the state of Rio de Janeiro, one of the most relevant projects of the group in the recent past.

Tiago Leal has an integrated master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Aveiro, a Post-Graduate Degree in Business Financial and Fiscal Management from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra, an MBA with merit from Hult International Business School, Boston, USA, and a specialization in Innovation and Strategy from Harvard Extension School, Boston, USA. He is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish.

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