Pedro Afonso is the new CEO of VINCI Energies Portugal

VINCI Energies has just appointed Pedro Afonso as the group’s Chief Executive Officer in Portugal, replacing Júlio de Almeida who becomes Chairman. Pedro Afonso shall hold this position while leading Axians Portugal, which he has been doing since January de 2017.

VINCI Energies is the division of the VINCI Group that gathers companies specializing in consulting and engineering, development and execution, maintenance and management of solutions and systems in the areas of: Smart Building Solutions, Industry Solutions, Energy Infrastructures, and Information and Communication Technologies. The brands Actemium, Axians, Omexom, VINCI Facilities and Sotécnica are part of this group in Portugal, and altogether they are 9 companies with more than 1,200 employees. VINCI Energies Portugal currently operates in several countries through its local subsidiaries or by exporting solutions and services such as Qatar, Luxembourg, Germany, Angola, Mozambique, Ukraine, among others.

Pedro Afonso

“It is an honour to have this opportunity to serve the 1,219 employees of VINCI Energies in Portugal. I am very proud of the excellent reputation that the Portuguese have conquered in our group thanks to the international missions that they have carried out and the good results that Portugal has presented at national and international level. Also, the high level of innovation that we have been capable of implementing in our market, which, in turn, has enabled us to internationalize the several companies and brands of the group at a remarkable pace and dimension.”

He adds: “I am passionate about being part of the development of a great business Project that has been reinventing itself since 1735. This makes us feel even the responsibility of continuing the success of so many generations. The passion for what we do, our ability to retain top talent, the entrepreneurial mindset that characterizes us and the values that connect our network are crucial in the human development challenges we embrace nowadays.”

With 20 years of professional experience in Leadership and Transformation of organizations, Pedro Afonso is a frequent speaker at relevant conferences and brings to the spotlight a unique vision of the Future, People and Technology. He is a member of the Strategic Board for Digital Economy of the Portuguese Industrial Confederation. He was a member of the Executive Commission of Novabase SGPS and was a Managing Director of Novabase Infrastructures and Managed Services. A former student of Colégio Militar, he holds a degree in Computer Science Engineer, with a specialization in Computational Systems from Instituto Superior Técnico. He also holds an Advanced Management Program from Universidade Católica Portuguesa and the Entrepreneurship for Venture Capital and Design Thinking training from University of Stanford, California.

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