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Under inspirational leadership, our team of talented professionals has successfully ensured fast paced organic growth in a highly competitive industry through continuous globalization and diversification, leveraging our deep expertise, our robust proprietary technology platform and our strategic partnerships.

VASCO ABECASSIS

CHAIRMAN

 

Vasco has a solid Big Pharma experience. As co-owner and General Manager of Sociedade Farmacêutica Abecassis (SFA), Vasco became General Manager of Cyanamid Portugal following American Cyanamid’s acquisition of SFA and a few years later, General Manager of Wyeth Portugal, after American Home Product’s acquisition of American Cyanamid Co. and subsequent merger of Cyanamid Portugal with Instituto Pasteur. Vasco then became Regional Manager of Wyeth Iberia and went on to become Group Vice-President of Wyeth Europe, Middle East & Africa. Throughout the years, Vasco has also performed several leadership functions in international Pharma organizations, namely in the Washington DC based PHARMA association. Vasco has a degree in Economics from Harvard University.

DIOGO SALVI

CO-OWNER, CO-FOUNDER AND CEO

 

With a vast experience in banking, Diogo was until 2001 deeply involved in the strategic development of leading Portuguese banks, working closely with renowned bankers and distinguished business consultants in major transformational projects, including restructuring (commercial, IT, etc.), innovation (i.e. phone as banking channel), internationalization and M&A. In 2002, Diogo co‑founded TIMWE and became CEO. Recognized as a successful entrepreneur, Diogo was named one of the 50 Mobile Entertainment global leaders in 2009 and won the INSEAD Entrepreneurship Award 2009/2010. Diogo has an MBA from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, the leading business school in Portugal.

RICARDO CARVALHO

CO-OWNER, CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER

 

Prior to TIMWE, Ricardo was an entrepreneur and an advisor in the digital and technology arenas for 12 years. Before 2000, Ricardo owned and managed the sports web portal infodesporto.pt, which he co-founded in 1996, and sold to Portugal Telecom in 2000. Between 2000 and 2003, Ricardo was strategic advisor to leading mobile marketing and entertainment firms. Between 2000 and 2001, Ricardo was a Board Advisor of the leading Portuguese media group Cofina, specializing in Media, Internet and CRM fields.

MARTA UVA

VP OPERATIONS

 

Marta has an extensive and diversified career.  Prior to TIMWE, she worked for Procter & Gamble, for the last 20 years, where she performed different roles, from Finance to Brand Operations. More recently, she was P&G Portugal Director of External Relations, Brand Operations, Shopper Marketing and also responsible for handling the team of Marketing Purchases. She had additional responsibilities in managing the External Relations and Mass Media of 2 autonomous P&G companies (Wella Salon Professional and P&G Prestige, respectively). Marta has a degree in Business Administration from the Catholic University of Portugal, in Lisbon.

JOSÉ GONÇALVES

CHRO

 

José has more than 17 years of experience on Human Resources Departments and prior to TIMWE he was Brisa’s Human Resources Director, for the last 6 years. He worked in the Telecommunication market, namely at Optimus mobile carrier, Novis and Onyway’s startups, and in the Pharmaceutical (Johnson&Johnson), Cash&Carry (Makro) and Motorways (Brisa) markets. José has a degree in Organizational Psychology from ISPA and a Master degree in Management from ISCTE in Lisbon, Portugal.

JOSÉ PEDRO NASCIMENTO

CIO

 

José has worked for 27 years in the telecom business. During the last 5 years he worked in Brazil. His last job was as CTO of Telefonica/Vivo. José has held various relevant leadership roles throughout his career, having worked in engineering, design, and operations of several companies such as Marconi, Vodafone, TV Cabo, Oi and Vivo. José is graduated in Engineering from IST and has an MBA from AESE/IESE Business School, both in Lisbon.

ANTÓNIO FOUTO

DEPUTY CEO

 

António joined TIMWE as CFO in 2008 and is currently a member of our Executive, as Deputy CEO. He has a solid background in telecommunications, having spent most of his career in Portugal Telecom, where he held various positions from 2001 until 2008. First, performed strategy and business development and, later, became the Finance Director of Portugal Telecom subsidiaries, responsible for finance, administrative, planning and quality control and assurance functions. Following that, he assumed the operational management of commercial operations and client retention. Additionally, António was a Board Member of PT Contact Cabo Verde. António has a management degree from Católica-Lisbon, School of Business and Economics.

ALBERTO GRISELLI

VP LATIN AMERICA

 

Alberto previously worked for Value Partners, a management consultancy company, for over 10 years,
where, since 2011, he was the Managing Director for Latin America. He worked mainly in the telecom and media space, where he carried out/supervised several assignments, ranging from corporate strategy and turnaround plans, to organizational restructuring, entry strategies, marketing & sales plans, as well as cost efficiency. Alberto graduated in Electronic Engineering from La Sapienza in Rome and attended the FMBA executive program at Columbia University in New York.

LUIS DURAN

VP EMEA

 

Luis joins TIMWE after almost 10 years in Delta Partners, a management consulting and investment firm that is specialized in the telecom and digital industries. During this time he advised a wide range of telecom operators and groups across the Middle East and Africa.  Before joining Delta Partners, he has worked for 7 years in Audit and Corporate Finance for both Arthur Andersen (Europe) and PepsiCo (USA). He is a Spanish/American national and graduate from ESADE Business School (Barcelona), from where he holds Bachelors in Business Administration.

MATHIAS BAER

VP ASIA

 

Mathias has worked for McKinsey for 12 years and has served a range of Telecom and Government Clients across South East Asia. He worked for the executive teams of mobile telecoms companies, mainly on topics of value creation, regional expansion, voice and data revenue growth in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea. Mathias studied Economics and Japanese Studies at Marburg University in Germany and Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo. He holds a Ph.D in Strategy from Dortmund University, Germany.

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