Joao Ferreira - MBA finalist, Manager with Mechanical Engineering background

MBA in Energy at Columbia University New York / ISCTE Business School Lisbon



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My name is Joao Miguel, Iam a MBA finalist, a MSc in Management and a Mechanical Engineer. My academic education is complemented by a certification in Project Management.

Iam an experienced Business Manager, Sales and Marketing Director and International Business Manager (Europe, Africa and USA).

I have working experience in the Energy, Renewables, Mechanical, construction and concrete block sectors.

I speak fluently Spanish, English and Portuguese and have Good understanding and base of French, and Knowledges of Italian.

Joao Ferreira's Professional Experience

2011 - Present

Columbia University New York / ISCTE Business School Lisbon - MBA in Energy

A International presential MBA Program specialized in Energy
Energy Regulation Politics in the Energy sector Energy Markets Sustainability Development Energy Industry Global Management in Energy Business Corporate Finance Managerial Accounting Data Analysis Solar CSP, Photovoltaics Wind Gas Oil Biomass Hydro Wave Technology Combined Cycles Coal Carbon markets CDM CSR International Marketing

Key Skills
Accounting Carbon Markets CSR data data analysis energy Energy markets Energy Regulations finance Marketing Project Management Renewables Solar CSP sustainability
2010 - 2011

Atlanco RIMEC Group - International Sales Director and France Country Manager

» Reporting directly to the company CEO, Iam responsible for the Business Development and Management in European Markets and ocasionally to African Markets for the Mechanical, Energy and Industrial sectors;
» Contracts negotiation, closure and Management for multimillion Euros projects size. During 2010 managed to close 3 large Energy projects of overal value superior to 300 million Euros for Combined cicles CCGT, Solar Power Plants and Refineries in Portugal, France and Netherlands;
» Team Management and leadership (up to 8 persons direct and more than 20 indirect)
Acomplishments: Created and Developed Business from 0k (2009), to 1million in 2010 and 4 million in 2011

Key Skills
Business Development Business Management Commercial Management construction Contract management Electrical energy gas human resources International Business KPIs Marketing Mechanical Negotiation portuguese proposals management Renewables Solar spanish Strategic Marketing Team management
2009 - 2010

Apamilux, SA (FINERTEC Group) - Commercial and Marketing Director

» Business and Commercial/Accounts team Management, Development and Motivation (8 persons)
» Business and Marketing Plan creation, development and control, and Marketing Mix definition.
» Periodic reports to Stockholders and to the company CEO;
» Project Management of the Corporate Image of Companies like: Vodafone, Cepsa, AXA, etc.
» The main instructions of my role was to reorganize and re-motivate the Commercial and Technical department, Build and implement the company strategy for the medium and long term, to allow the Administration to Sell the company to a Group called FINERTEC. Main mission was concluded in end of December with the conclusion of the new Administration in to the Board of Administration

Key Skills
brand management Business Management Commercial Management Contract management curtain walls development Engineer facades International Business Management Marketing Mechanical Mechanical Engineering pools precast Project Management publicity signal Team management Water
2007 - 2009

Anchor Wall Systems, Inc - Business development manager Portugal, Spain and Egypt

» Technical and Operational support to the development of a Manufacturers Licensee network in Portugal, Spain and Egypt;
» Expert in concrete block manufacturing, and Segmental Retaining walls Technologies.
» Responsible for the Manufacturing support and correct running of concrete block plants and Segmental Retaining Walls Projects in the territories of my responsibility;
» Execution of the Marketing plan for the International Markets and support the one of each Licensee;
» Technical support to the Project team of each Licensee in NCMA and ASSHTO design codes, and relationship with geosintectics suppliers.
» During this time had the opportunity of install a production unit in Cairo/Egypt and had technical training in Wesser, columbia Machines, concrete Block spliting and concrete Mix.

Key Skills
Administration Business Management construction Contract management development geosyntectics International Business Development Marketing Marketing Plan execution precast Project Management projects proposals management reinforced soils Reports Sales team coordenation strategy Team management Technical
2004 - 2007

Soplacas, SA (HeidelblergCemment Group) - Business Manager

» Reporting to the General Manager was responsible for creation, implementation and control of the business and their marketing plans, team coordination and development(6 persons), contracts management, proposals management, procurement management, subcontractors management, relathionships management;
» Responsible by strategic, operational marketing and business development for B&B and B&C;
» Project management of soil reinforced construction projects, procurement and Quality Systems Implementation
Acomplishments: Awarded with the ANCHOR WALL ON TRACK AWARD for the great achievments in Sales and Marketing in Portugal and Spain, and a business growth from 200k to 2 million in 3 years.

Key Skills
Business Management Business plan execution cement concrete Contracts Management International Business Marketing Management precast Procurement Project Management Subcontractors Management team leadership Team management
2002 - 2004

Carré Bleu International - Mechanical Engineer for Water solutions and equipment

» Technical Support to all equipment commercialized by the brand in Portugal, related to Pool equipment (Water pumps, Salt Electrolysis, Filters, etc) and all Mechanical and Electrical Equipment.
» Licensee franchising network coordination and overall operational, Marketing and Technical support.
» Licensees Managers relationship Management;

Key Skills
construction construction materials development Franchising net manager relathionship management Technical Support Manager treatment Water
2000 - 2002

Apamilux, corporate Signals - Project Management

Project and Account Management of big corporative Image Changes.
Team coordenation
Production and Manufacturing management of aluminium and metallic structures
Management of corporate Image changes like Vodafone, BP
Aluminium Facades

Key Skills
Account Management Client management Contracts Management ISO9001 Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering Project Management proposals management Quality relationship management Technical management
1998 - 1999

Ambisegur - HSE Consultant

HSE Consultant for Construction Projects

Key Skills
construction Health HSE projects

Joao Ferreira's Education and Qualifications


currently studying - MBA

Columbia University New York / ISCTE Business School Lisbon

The Energy MBA


Masters/PostGrad - Business Management

Instituto Superior Gestão

Master in Management


Certificate - Project Management

Griffith College

Certified by Institute of Commercial Management


Masters/PostGrad - Mechanical Engineering

Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Conclusion of the dissertation in Mechanical Engineering


Masters/PostGrad - Marketing Management


Post Graduation in Marketing Management


Bachelor/Degree - mechanical Engineer

Universidade Nova Lisboa

Joao Ferreira's Additional Information



Martial Arts
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Member of the Portuguese Engineers Association


Developed a Business from 0 to 4 million as a International Sales Director at the service of ATLANCO RIMEC GROUP in 2 years.

Managed with sucess an Interim change Shareholder process in APAMILUX, as an Commercial and Marketing Director.

ON TRACK AWARD in USA for the great achievments in Sales and Marketing at the service of ANCHOR WALL SYSTEMS.

Was a Business Manager at one of Anchor Wall licensee managing a business from 200k to 2 million Euros in 3 years