Leadership

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 Board of Directors of Group Andrade Gutierrez.

REAL PROFILE

Strategy and Investment Director

VP and Technical Director

Director of Engineering

Mozambique and Angola

Portugal

Human Resources Manager

Legal and Compliance Manager

Business Development Manager

Country Manager Ghana

Business Development Manager

Country Manager Mozambique

Country Manager Angola

Country Manager Senegal

Country Manager Lebanon

Project Director

Business Development Director

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 Board of Directors of Group Andrade Gutierrez.

Before taking up his duties as President & CEO, Ricardo was Executive Vice President of Zagope, responsible for business development and deployment of infrastructure projects and industrial units 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 Group Andrade Gutierrez responsible for the development and deployment of infrastructure projects and industrial units for private clients worldwide (Mining, Logistics, Steel, Chemical/Petrochemical).

Before joining Group Andrade Gutierrez, Ricardo was Country Manager for Brazil and Argentina of a Spanish multinational operating in the financial market and previously worked in international consulting for senior management of large companies 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.

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

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

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 Board of Directors of Group Andrade Gutierrez.

Before taking up his duties as President & CEO, Ricardo was Executive Vice President of Zagope, responsible for business development and deployment of infrastructure projects and industrial units 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 Group Andrade Gutierrez responsible for the development and deployment of infrastructure projects and industrial units for private clients worldwide (Mining, Logistics, Steel, Chemical/Petrochemical).

Before joining Group Andrade Gutierrez, Ricardo was Country Manager for Brazil and Argentina of a Spanish multinational operating in the financial market and previously worked in international consulting for senior management of large companies 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
Mozambique and Angola

Fabiano Brandão is Zagope’s Manager for the Mozambican and Angola markets. Based since 2016, he is responsible for business development and implementation of infrastructure projects.

Before Mozambique, Fabiano was Zagope’s Manager of Operations in Angola for 9 years and, therefore, has extensive experience in the implementation of different types of infrastructure projects in Africa.

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 has been the Manager of the West African Market for Inzag Germany GmbH and Zagope’s Manager for the Ghana market since 2015.

Fernando has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Uberaba, a master’s degree in Mechanical Systems from the Federal University of Uberlândia – Brazil. He has 20 years of experience in major infrastructure projects in Brazil and Africa.

He worked as a Project Work Manager in the Andrade Gutierrez Group for 8 years, in three different countries (Angola, Mozambique, Cameroon).

RODRIGO TARDELLI
Project Director

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
Business Development Manager

Eduardo Struve has worked as Business Development Manager in Zagope in the Energy, Oil & Gas areas, for the markets of Europe, Africa and Asia, since 2016.

He was responsible for the development of energy opportunities in Africa for 2 years, being based in Johannesburg at the service of Andrade Gutierrez.

He has a degree in Administration,  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.

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
Country Manager Lebanon

Óscar Marques has been the Country Manager of AG Lebanon since April 2019, accumulating the role of Contractor Representative in the Jannah Dam Project in this market.

He joined the Andrade Gutierrez group in 2013 as Project Manager for the L5SP of São Paulo Metro, Brazil, working there until July 2017. For the past two years, he has been working as Construction Manager in the JANHAH Dam project in 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
VP and Technical Director

Cláudio Monteiro is the VP and Technical Director of ZAGOPE, being responsible for the management of contracts, business and strategic processes.

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 and Compliance Manager

Margarida Damião Ferreira is a Member of Zagope Board of Directors  and the Legal and Compliance Director.

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
Business Development Director

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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