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. 


Ricardo Fernandes

Commercial Director

Responsible for all Real Estate Activity. Ricardo has a Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunications and Electronic Systems Engineering, provided by Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa. With 16 year experience in Specialized Retail, is skilled in Team Leadership, Stock Controller, Business Analysis and Costumer Care, and has worked for Companies like Sonae and El Corte Ingles. Fluent in English and Spanish, his hobbies are Music and Football.


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.


Dhirendra V. Singh 

Representative of Optimistic Group in India 

He is also Managing Director of Genelife Clinical Research. He started his career in the field of drug development at Molecular Hematology & Oncology Research Institute, Germany. His professional journey in Clinical Research has flying colors with over Fourteen years of diverse experience. His skills and talents have grown with the experiences in Clinical Research, Project Management, New Business Planning, Risk Reduction techniques and Business development. A journey was initiated as a Project Coordinator and Project Consultant has reached to Managing Director with vast knowledge base in to areas such as Project Feasibility, Project Management, Data Management, Business & Marketing Strategies, Market Research for Pre-establishment and Time management of Clinical Trials.


Ashkan Hosseinzade

Representative of Optimistic Group in Persian Golf Countries

He is a Managing director of Energy Field Company, Ltd (over 25 years), expert in GCC countries. His specialty areas are energy, gas, oil (up-stream, mid-stream, down-stream), engineering, mining, trading, logistics, international affairs. He is B.S. in IT engineering from the University of Ferdowsi in Mashhad. He has more than 18 years of experience in engineering, procurement, contracting. He is a discoverer and developer of several mines and founder 3 quarries too (starting from 2010). He is a trustee IT Society of Engineers Kh-Razavi Providence in Iran. He is also a member of board TNTD co and Polygon in Hong Kong (over 8 years). 


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.


Filipa Aleluia 

Digital Marketing

Graduated in Audiovisual and Multimedia and Master Degree in Communication Sciences from UNL - Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She has more than two years of experience in Digital Marketing and special proficiency in Video Editing. 


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.