GONÇALO HORTA
Director & CEO

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Coimbra Faculty of Science and Technology and began his professional career in 1985. He worked with important construction companies in the national construction market and public works, such as Ilídio Monteiro Construções, Construções Técnicas S.A., Soconstroi and Hagen Engenharia S.A., where he worked for 22 years and consolidated his career, in charge of Contract Management and as a Member of the Board. He joined the company as Project Director and then went on to work as Contract Manager, Director of Production Coordination and Managing Director. With the change in the shareholder structure in 2012, he took up the position of Production Manager (Portugal) with the Elevo Group, with responsibility for contracts with other group companies, such as Edifer and Eusébios & Filhos. He holds Professional Licence No. 20752, with the Professional Qualification Level of Senior Member of the Portuguese Engineers Association.

JORGE SANCHES
Production Manager

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Higher Technical Institute in Lisbon, the city where he was born, studied and now lives. He began his professional career in 1995.

He started out with FBO Consultores, SA as an Assistant Project Coordinator for variable messages on motorways. This project was developed between Portugal and the Netherlands. Later, he moved more towards the Production area and, in 1996, he became part of the technical staff of Sociedade de Construções H. Hagen, SA. There, he worked as Project Director for 11 years, mainly in the construction area, where he was in charge of building several urban developments, historical and social buildings, as well as public works contracts, such as the extension of the Lisbon underground network and the construction of wastewater treatment plants (WWTP).

In 2007, he accepted an invitation to join Ramalho Rosa Cobetar, SA as manager in charge of building the first hazardous waste treatment plant. He later took up the position of Project Coordinator and Director at Teodoro Gomes Alho, SA, on school remodelling contracts.

In 2011, he returned to Hagen Engenharia, SA, as construction manager on two hotel developments in the Algarve. After the change in the shareholder structure in the company, with its integration into the Elevo Group, he began his international career in 2012 in Production Coordination for construction contracts for Edifer in Mozambique.

In 2014, he became Director of Production Coordination at Griner Engenharia, SA in Angola, monitoring contracts of significant scale, both on residential, and commercial buildings, and in the consortiums responsible for carrying out the logistics bases, as well as the offices of the National Assembly of Angola.

He holds Professional Licence No. 37589, with the Professional Qualification Level of Senior Member of the Portuguese Engineers Association.