António Vieira da Silva
Founder and managing partner of Business Setting and Magnify Equity & Operating Partners. In the past 15 years he has worked as an International consultant in Business Development and Business Recovery, and has accumulated experience in more than 30 countries. He is currently a guest lecturer at the ISCTE Business School on the “Masters in International Management”. With more than 25 years' experience, he has carried out the following duties, amongst others: Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Galp Energia; Business Turnaround Manager at Royal Dutch/Shell Group, with headquarters in The Hague, Board Member of Shell Portugal and Iberia; he has also been a member of the Board of Directors at many other companies.
João Caro de Sousa
With more than 30 years of professional experience, he has always been associated with providing services to companies and organisations. Over the past 20 years, he has devoted himself to the Cost Reduction Consulting field, representing and opening in Portugal the first foreign branch of the international company of reference in this field, “BCM – Business Cost Management”, which currently operates in 17 countries. Since then, he has worked in the Cost Reduction and Efficiency Improvement departments in medium and large businesses/organisations in Portugal and abroad.
With 20 years’ experience at the service of personal and company development, specialising in organisational development, team development and cultural change processes, including HR management systems. She has a doctorate in Organisational Sociology, more specifically in leadership and cultural change. She specialises in processes of transformation for leaders, organisations and society, based on U Theory, which is a method used to bring about organisational change. She is a guest lecturer at the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences at the Universidade Nova in Lisbon. She is an ambassador of the Leadership Circle for Portugal, with the mission of developing more conscious leadership.
Culture and Leadership
His professional career has always been in the fields of Data Analysis, Predictive Analysis and Decision-Making Systems. He has a doctorate in Economics from the Autonomous University of Madrid, and a master’s degree in Public Economy and Economic Analysis from the Ministry of Economy’s Fiscal Studies Institute. During more than 25 years of professional experience, he has taught Mathematics, Statistics and Data Analysis at various Spanish universities; he has led the team of consultants at SPSS Ibéria (now part of IBM); he has managed the Analytical Products at Experian EMEA, where he developed projects in the most varied areas of business, becoming a specialist in identifying and optimising the benefits that the combined use of data, information and technology can add to business development, as well as Data Monetisation.
Systems and Information
Business Development Partner
After studying Economics, João essentially built his career in the financial sector. He worked at Millennium BCP for 5 years, in Consulting and Corporate Banking. Subsequently, he was director of Corporate Banking at ABN AMRO for 4 years, and Head of Private Banking (Geneva) for 6 years. Starting in 2004, he was the director of Alternative Value, executive director of Hedge Funds and executive director at Golden Hill-AG in Zurich for 4 years. Subsequently, he worked for Linx Asset Managers. He is currently a partner of Magnify, with responsibilities in the Property Investment and Wealth Management departments.
Having studied IT Management, he has more than 30 years' professional experience in IT departments, in team management and project implementation. Specialist in telecommunications (Portugal, Brazil and Morocco). More recently, he has been involved in developing dynamic digital platforms and in the development of mobility and geolocation projects in Portugal, Brazil and Switzerland. He is a founding partner of SysVision Internacional in Brazil, an operation that acts in the areas of Business Analytics, Strategic Services, Information Governance and Technical Services and Support.
Systems and Information
He has a Bachelor's Degree in Law, a Master's Degree in Business Management, and professional experience totalling more than 25 years. 10 of these are in the consulting field, specifically in organisation, processes and optimisation of business models. He has carried out countless business model optimisation model projects, process design, analysis and assessment of processes, specification and implementation support. He has also been involved in the Compliance, verifying compliance with the GDPR. He has carried out the duties of DPO for various entities. As a manager he has also carried out leadership functions, especially in the Insurance sector. He also has additional training in Staff Qualification and Development; IT Project Management and Organisational Change Management.
Organisation and Process
Afonso Bragança Mendes
He has more than 30 years' experience and academic training in Business Management (Universidade Livre, Lisbon) and a Master's Degree in Property Finance (ISCTE, Lisbon). He started his career in the financial sector and later carried out executive management functions in different sectors of activity. More recently, he was involved in developing business projects and in management consulting activities, specifically cost-reduction projects.
He has more than 20 years' professional experience, carrying out general management and administration executive functions in financial service and consumer goods companies (food, hotel and restaurants, real estate and leisure sectors). He has lived in Brazil since 2011, and has taken part in many projects as a consultant along with foreign companies operating in different sectors (telecom, information technologies, real estate and financial services) with a view to analysing and developing opportunities in the Brazilian market. He collaborates as a mentor in business development, in start-up projects (early stage) connected with software development and social media. He has a degree in Hotel Management from Lisbon International University, a Master's degree in International Finance from the School of Economics at Porto University, and has completed a Senior Executive programme at the London Business School. He has been a Business Setting partner for Brazil since 2012.
Growth and Development
Having collaborated with us since 2019, Manuel is involved in carrying out projects for various areas of Business Setting, with particular focus on developing Economic/Financial Models and Business Plans, Banking Relationship Management and Business Strategy. He began his career in 2009 at Banco Espírito Santo, and then later continued at Novo Banco. He began working at this institution’s Corporate Banking department, where he managed a portfolio of mid-sized clients. Subsequently, he was in the risk management department as an analyst in the Large Companies section. Manual has an Undergraduate Degree from the Universidade Nova in Lisbon, and a Master’s in International Management from ISCTE-IUL.
Growth and Development
Ana Luz Matos
Communication & Office Manager
Graduated in Graphic Design at IADE (1992-1996). Ana worked for 18 years as a designer and page designer in a large editorial group, where she coordinated several teams and gained extensive knowledge in these areas of design. More recently, Ana has acquired experience and developed skills both as a social network manager and in site maintenance and management.
Bernardo Caro de Sousa
He has an undergraduate degree in Management from European University, and has been a Cost Analyst at Business Setting since September 2019 in management, coordination and execution of consulting projects in the cost reduction.