Team

Bruno Valverde Cota 

Partner and CEO 


Bruno is President of Russia-Portugal Business Club in Portugal, Counsellor in Russia-Iran-Portugal Business Council, Executive Vice President of Mexico Portugal Business Connect and he has more than 20 years experience in the banking sector. He is Member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Superior Bank of Management and member of the editorial board of "InforBanca". He has a PhD in Business Administration, specializing in Marketing in the University of Évora and he completed the Executive Programme - Leading High Impact Learning: building Human Capital Strategies in IMD Business School. He is the author, co-author and coordinator of several books in the areas of Marketing, Strategy and Communication. Considered by the International Biographical Centre of Cambridge one of the "Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century 2010," also joined the rank of "Top 100 Educators 2010".


Svetlana Bilous 

International Development Director 

Responsible for new business development in Eastern Europe and Russia. Master in Languages in Lomonosov Moscow State University and Psychology in ISCTE, Research in Political Science and Globalization in University of Algarve. With more than 7 years of experience devoted to international projects in both trading (export, marketing, events, communication) and education (training, workshops, tailor-made courses), linking Russia, Europe and Northern America. 


Felizardo Cota

Partner and CFO

With over 40 years of professional experience in the areas of accounting, financial, banking and social sector. He was Director of zone in BNU, Director in BCI and Director at Banco Santander Totta. He is currently member of the board of the Portuguese Rotary Foundation, volunteer at "Caritas Portuguesa" and board member of Hellen Keller Center.


Veronika Debrecéniová 

Real Estate Coordinator

Responsible for Real Estate. She holds a degree in International Trade from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Agriculture in Slovakia. With a Master's degree in Tourism Economics and Regional Development from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Algarve. With experience for 4 years in sales of various sectors, namely the Real Estate Branch.


Sofia Moreira

Architect Coordinator

Degree in Architecture in the Faculty of Architecture in 1995 with final average of 14 values. Collaborated in the PB & RC - General Society of Architecture developing several housing and tourist projects with the highest standards of quality and comfort; From 2005-to-2008 he worked as a freelancer, mainly in the renovation and rehabilitation of buildings; From 2008-to-2016 he collaborated with SNQTB in social and tourism investment projects; Since 2016 in real estate activity and support to investments and acquisitions in Real Estate.

With experience also in the elaboration of Prior Information and Prior Communication Requests, projects and works with coordination of the specialties, being private or business, architectural consultancy and real estate operations.


Roberta Reis

Real Estate Consultant 

Roberta holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the Independent University of Lisbon, and also has a passion in real estate. She has been working as a real estate consultant for about 2 years where her greatest knowledge is the Central zone of Lisbon. 


Alexey Yartsev 

Key Account Manager

Master's degree in Industrial and Civil construction at National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia. Over 10 years of professional experience in restoration of objects of historical and cultural heritage. Over 12 years of professional experience in engineering and technical equipment.


Anatolii Balan 

Key Account Manager

He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the Faculty of International Economic Relations of the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova. With experience for 15 years in sales of food industry products.



Pavel Petrovskiy 

Representative of Optimistic Group in Russia Federation 

He has worked in various diplomatic missions, being Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in Republic of Mali and Republic of Niger (1992-1996), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in Republic of Moldova (1999-2003), as well as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in Portugal (2007-2013). He has also been responsible for various departments within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and been awarded by several awards for the diplomatic achievements. He is a specialist in International relations and diplomatic approach to business deals bringing up his valuable experience into the business cooperation between our countries.