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".
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.
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.
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).
Real Estate 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.
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.
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.