João Bento

Executive Director ( CEO)

Date of Birth
September 12th, 1960, Portugal
Date of 1st appointment
April 20th, 2017
Term of office
2017 / 2019

Education

  • 1999: Habilitation (Intelligent Systems), IST, Universidade de Lisboa
  • 1992: PhD in Civil Engineering, Imperial College, London (PhD equivalence by the Universidade de Lisboa)
  • 1987: MSc in Structural Engineering, IST, Universidade de Lisboa
  • 1983: Civil Engineering Degree, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade de Lisboa

Management and supervisory functions held internally

  • 2017 - …: Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of CTT

Other internal functions held

  • 2017 - …: Member of the Committee for the Monitoring of the Implementation of the Operational Transformation Plan
  • 2017 - …: Member of the Corporate Governance, Evaluation and Nominating Committee of CTT

Professional experience

His Vice-Chairman and CEO positions at Gestmin, SGPS, currently Manuel Champalimaud SGPS, S.A., are his main occupation since 2015.

He has a 30-year of professional experience in executive and non-executive roles in listed and large companies in Portugal and Brazil, mainly in the infrastructures and power sectors. He was an Executive Member of the Board of Brisa for 11 years, a listed company active in Portugal and abroad (at that time present in 5 countries), being responsible inter alia for the operations, innovation, business development and international areas and chairing various infrastructure concessionaires. Between 2000 and 2003, he was Non-Executive Member of the Board of EDP, being then the largest listed company in Portugal. From 2011 to 2015, he was Board Member and CEO at Efacec, an industrial company recognized for its innovation in power equipment and automation and then present in 22 countries, being responsible for areas such as risk management, HR, communication, innovation and international business.

He started his professional life as an academic, being a Full Professor at IST since 2000; started a long-term leave of absence in 2002, to undertake full-time corporate management positions.

Management and supervisory functions held in other companies (last 5 years)

  • 2016 - …: Manager of Manuel Champalimaud Serviços, Unipessoal, Lda.
  • 2016 - …: Chairman of the Board of Directors of OZ Energia, S.A.
  • 2015 - …: Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Manuel Champalimaud, SGPS, S.A.
  • 2016 - 2016: Member of the Board of Directors of Sogestão, S.A.
  • 2014 - 2016: Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of CCB - Fundação Centro Cultural de Belém
  • 2012 - 2015: Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Grupo José de Mello, SGPS, S.A.
  • 2011 - 2015: Member of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Efacec Capital, SGPS, S.A.
  • 2011 – 2015: Chairman of various Efacec affiliates: Efacec-Sistemas de Gestão (PT), Efacec Energia - Máquinas e Equipamentos Eléctricos (PT), Efacec Engenharia e Sistemas (PT), Efacec-Serviços de Manutenção e Assistência (PT), Efacec Marketing Internacional (PT), Gemp - Empreendimentos Imobiliários (PT), Empovar (PT), Efacec USA, Inc. (US), Efacec India Private Limited (IN), Efacec Handling Solutions (PT), Efacec Moçambique (MZ), Efasa (ZA)

Other external functions held

  • 2017 – …: Member of the Innovation Strategic Board of VdA - Vieira de Almeida & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados, RL
  • 2016 – …: Member of the General Council of the Portuguese Institute of Corporate Governance
  • 2015 – …: President of the Quinta do Peru Golf and Country Club
  • 2014 – …: Member of the Advisory Board of ANI – Agência Nacional de Inovação
  • 2013 – …: Permanent Member of the Advisory Board of AICEP Portugal – Portuguese Trade and Foreign Investment Agency
  • 2011 – …: Vice-Chairman of the Academia de Engenharia
  • 2007 – …: Honorary Chairman of the ASECAP - Association of the European Tolled Motorways
  • 2015 – 2018: Member of the Board of Directors of COTEC Portugal – Portuguese Association of Corporate Innovation (Chairman between 2012-2015)
  • 2014 – 2018: Member of the General Council of Universidade de Lisboa
  • 2014 – 2015: Chairman of the Board of the General Meeting of APGEI – Associação Portuguesa de Gestão e Engenharia Industrial
  • 2012 - 2015: Member & Co-coordinator of CNEI –National Council for Entrepreneurship and Innovation