Jorge is Managing Partner and co-founder of Pathena. He acted before as CEO and COO, and sat in several different boards as executive and non-executive Director. As investor, Jorge had been involved in the full investment cycle activities, from prospecting, investment decision, due diligence, company follow up and exit.
Before Pathena he had been co-founder of Enabler (incorporated in 1997), and was Enabler’s COO when Wipro Technologies acquired Enabler in 2006. Jorge participated in the initial set up of Enabler and supported the international development and growth of the company. Within Wipro, Jorge became General Manager – head of delivery for Wipro Retail business unit leading a team of 400+ people, assignment that finished in 2009 before assuming full time role as investor.
Before the creation of Enabler, Jorge was the IT Director in Sonae Retail in Portugal. He has international experience in several different countries, including Portugal, Spain, UK, Germany, USA, Brazil, UAE and India. Jorge is Systems Engineer from University of Minho in Portugal. During his professional career, he made continuous training in areas like general management, leadership and M&A in different schools including INSEAD and London Business School.
Jorge has been Director of centre of excellence of dematerialization of transactions and is mentor in Porto Business School (University of Porto).