Duarte Paulo Teixeira de Azevedo
Holds a degree in Chemical Engineering - Lausanne EPF (Switzerland) and a Post-graduation in Business Studies (MBA) - Porto Business School (ex-EGP) (Portugal). Having been CEO of Optimus – Telecomunicações S.A. between 1998 and 2000. From 2000 to 2007, was Chairman of the Executive Committee of Sonaecom, S.G.P.S., S.A. Since 2007, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sonaecom, S.G.P.S., S.A. and of the Executive Committee of Sonae, SGPS, S.A. Holds a number of managerial and directorship roles in the Efanor/Sonae Group. Paulo Azevedo is Belmiro de Azevedo’s son.
Carlos António Rocha Moreira da Silva
Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Universidade do Porto), MSc in Management Sci. and Operational Research (Univ. of Warwick – UK) and PhD in Management Sciences (Univ. of Warwick – UK). Auxiliary professor of Faculdade de Engenharia of U.P. between November 1982 and March 1987, director of EDP, Electricidade de Portugal, E.P. (March 1987 and August 1988), occupied several positions in companies of Sonae Group/Sonae Indústria Group between September 1988 and January 2000, having, thereafter, in 2003, occupied the position of CEO of Sonae Indústria, SGPS, SA until April 2005, as well as in other companies of Sonae Indústria Group. Was member of Advisory Board of 3i Spain (2005-2012), member of the Supervisory Board of Jeronimo Martins Dystrybucja, SA (2009 to 2012) and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Seda de Barcelona (2010-2014). Currently exercise position of Chairman of BA Group, is member of the Board of Directors of Banco BPI and member of the Management of Cotec Portugal.
George Christopher Lawrie
Holds a degree in "Business Studies & Finance" (Greenwich University, UK). From 1982 to 1993, held functions at Schroders (London/Madrid). From 1993 to 1998, held functions at BZW (LondonMadrid). From 1998 to 2001, held functions at CSFB. Since 2001 is part of EfanorSonae Group, with functions as CFO of Sonaecom, SGPS, S.A. and Chairman of the Executive Committee of SonaeRP - Retail Properties, S.A. and Sonaegest - SGFII, S.A.. Since April 2013 is CFO of Sonae Indústria, SGPS, S.A.. Holds a number of managerial and directorship roles in the Sonae Indústria Group.
Graduated in Industrial Engineering and has a Master in Business Administration (option in Marketing & Finance) from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales of the Université de Montréal, Canada. Since 1994 he held various positions in Tafisa Canada and is the company’s current COO. Between 2005 and 2008, he was an Executive Director of Sonae Indústria SGPS SA, with the responsibility of the South African subsidiary, Sonae Novobord.
José Joaquim Romão de Sousa
Holds a BSc in Chemical and Industrial Engineering – IST, Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal) and a PhD in Chemical Engineering – Imperial College, University of London (UK). Large experience in the manufacturing industry, in particular in the areas of chemicals (formaldehyde resins, adhesives and water-borne emulsion resins) and plastics (Vinyl and polyolefin extrusion and calendaring). Has had several management functions in the ProHolding group, being still today non-executive Chairman of several group companies and associated companies, including a new venture into biologic fungicides. Experience in the financial sector, namely in private equity, portfolio management and stock broker company. Currently, is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Promotor SGPS, SA and Epoli-Espumas de Polietileno SA, among other companies.
Albrecht Olof Luther Ehlers
Lawyer, holds a degree in Law from the University of Münster (Germany). From 1987 to 2000 held various positions of Glunz AG, having been appointed in 1995 to join Glunz’s Executive Board of Directors (Vorstand). Between 2000 and 2004 was senior vice president of Hochtief AG (Germany) with responsibility in areas such as human resources and corporate services. From 2004 until 2009 joined the Executive Board of Directors (Vorstand) of such company. From the year 2010, holds position of chancellor at the Technical University of Dortmund (Germany).
Javier Vega de Seoane Azpilicueta
Holds a degree in Mining Engineering – Mining Engineering School in Madrid (“Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid”) (Spain) and in Business Management – Glasgow Business School (UK). He was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gestlink, since October 1991. Is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gestlink and DKV Seguros, and, member of the Board of Directors of YDILO Voice Solutions and Tavex Algodonera, S.A.