The network has a board of Directors drawn from the Business Community in Portugal and Ireland with many years of experience across a variety of industry sectors, including those core to the network’s initial focus of Technology, Tourism, Food and Professional Services. The Irish Members of the Board retain strong links with Ireland to connect with potential clients and collaborators in Ireland.
Chair of the IPBN & Pathway Consulting - Partner
EvolveQX – CEO & Founder
Andy became the Director of the Noesis UK&I Business whilst also holding the position of Director of their Quality Management (software testing) department, which he helped grow from 40 people when he joined to over 300 upon leaving 8 years later, making it the largest independent software testing department in Portugal.
Andy decided to take the knowledge & passion he has for Software Testing to create his own independent company, EvolveQX who deliver world class Quality Experience’s to all of their clients globally.
Diogo Ivo Cruz
Invest Lisboa - Project Director
Diogo Ivo Cruz
MSc in Integrated Environmental Studies by University of Southampton and MBA by AESE Business School, Diogo has had a diverse career ranging from scientific research to environmental project management and co-founder of a technological start-up.
Now, at Invest Lisboa, Diogo has been deeply involved with the promotion of Lisbon as an investment destination and supporting investors throughout the decision-making process, by offering advice, providing information, promoting partnerships, and enabling projects.
BlueShift – Hotels Management & Consulting
Edge - Senior Partner
Company Director ( Audit Committee, Risk, Governance and Strategy )
He has worked extensively in Healthcare both in Ireland and the UK, and grew the NHS Group from a very small company to a profitable business with substantial revenues and over 200 employees. Since closing the company, Gréag has invested in a number of fast growing diagnostic and technology companies.
Gréag has a proven record of successful delivery of major programmes of change including, Strategy, Cost reduction, Transaction growth, Culture change and Organisational redesign.
He has considerable experience of working with external consultants and private equity houses. Currently living in Portugal with frequent trips to the UK and Ireland.
Barnhall - Consultancy service
Pink Room - CEO
During his academic years, Mário was a board member of the Coimbra Students Association and was involved in the organisation of several events and volunteering activities. After finishing the Bachelor's degree he joined the Master's in Software Engineering where he graduated with honours.
Throughout that path, he had the chance to collaborate with several software development studios and institutions, which led him to co-found Pink Room, where he is CEO.
Apricot | Design, Digital & Communication
The core of Apricot's business is it's management platform which integrates website management, contact management and email marketing with the custom apps that combine to give an easy to use, seamless business solution.
He graduated from Trinity College, Dublin in 2006 having studied Management Science and Information Systems. He has lived in Portugal since 2016 and is the current Chairman and joint founder of GAA Portugal (gaa.pt).
Polaris Media - Founder & Senior Partner
He has advised more than 60 clients from government backed organisations to blue-chip companies and SMEs on PR and media strategy.
In 2018, he moved to Lisbon with his Angolan wife to launch Polaris’ Portuguese operation with a focus on Iberia and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries. Sam has Irish roots by way of his great grandfather Charles Doyle who was born in Kiltimagh, County Mayo, and set up a national construction firm ran from Liverpool and London.
Susan Cabeceiras, Arq.ª
Konceptness - CEO
Susan Cabeceiras, Arq.ª
She has been always fascinated by Architecture, Environment, Buildings, Spaces Design and Construction. She finished her Graduation in Architecture in 2003. She started her professional journey building experience not only in Architecture but also in various fields that serve such as Retails and Commercial Business Services as well as industrial licensing. She is a qualified expert in “Health and Safety at Work”, “Site Safety” and “Fire Safety systems in buildings”. In 2009, she started her entrepreneurial career establishing her company KONCEPTNESS.
KONCEPTNESS is a market leader in Business, Industry and Services Consultancy with a team that has more than 17 years of experience in Architecture, Engineering, Spaces Design and Environment services. One of their most recent remarkable achievements is their success to get the approval of the Portuguese PIN “National Interest Project” for the project of an Australian Company investing in Portugal.
Senior Associate - PLMJ
Mespil European Ventures Ltd - Legal Counsel/Business Development
Amy joins Mespil European Ventures in a hybrid role as legal advisor and business development. She is responsible general legal advice and strategy review . Amy resides in Portugal and is based at Mespil´s exclusive resort at Pine Hills in Vilamoura.
Shebang Events & PR Management
She specialises in tailor-made business solutions. Clients rely on her combination of international business expertise, creativity, experience and reliability to provide ongoing support for their PR activities and event management needs.
Global Sustainability Initiative - CEO
He then started his Entrepreneur journey by founding Openet, a global leader for telecoms billing and Ireland’s largest private software company employing 1000 staff.
Openet today provides the charging systems for many of the world’s smart phone operators processing billions of transactions daily.
Most recently, Declan established the Global Sustainability Initiative (GSI), a platform for communities, cities and corporates to develop out of the box long term programs around the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDG) covering all 17 goals on a regulated platform.
Declan is active in NGO / UN programs and the establishment of Innovation Centres across the world. In 2002, Declan relocated to Lagos, where he operates his business interests.
Allmarket Ltd - Founder & MD
Allmarket services range from market research to support and advice on market conditions and product launches, and also from joint ventures to licensing agreements and business planning.
Allmarket Ltd. with offices in Ireland and Portugal, is strategically placed to interlink with companies in the European Union, and offer services and facilities to companies in the United States, Africa, Middle East and Asia
Currencies 4 You Ltd - Portugal Business Manager
By dealing directly with the currency markets, it means the middle men are brushed aside, this then allows buyers and sellers to be matched against each other, therefore allowing the client to have a competitive price on their foreign exchange.
Decade Development Management . Chairman
AllisLaw - Solicitor
The Magnolia Hotel - General Manager
Rui Manuel da Conceição Mateus
Architect, Urban Planner, Project Manager
Rui Manuel da Conceição Mateus
Most of Rui experience was acquired by developing, as Project Director of Oceanico Group, the projects of Belmar Spa & Beach Resort, Royal Óbidos Golf Resort, Azores Golf Islands, Vilamoura Golf & Garden Resort, Infinity Vilamoura, and Amendoeira Golf Resort.
After leaving Grupo Oceanico in January 2010, Rui managed and coordinated several projects in the Algarve region from Tavira to Lagos in the Algarve, and in Cape Verde, in various areas as residential, tourism resorts, hotels, or golf and tourism resorts, bars and restaurants, retail, among others.
In January 2014, Rui was invited to setup one office, in Carvoeiro, Algarve, Portugal, for the international real estate brand Sotheby’s International Realty.
Today Rui leads a team of Property & Real Estate Investment Advisory within the company Great Welcome, Ltd, and follows managing projects in many different areas of business, with a vast knowledge and experience on the Algarve’s real estate’s and tourist project’s market.