Licenciada em Turismo e com Mestrado em Gestão Desportiva pela Faculdade de Desporto da Universidade do Porto (2007), Helena Pires é, atualmente, o pulso forte do Departamento de Competições da Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional. Entrou na organização que tutela o futebol profissional há 18 anos e assumiu várias posições e cargos até chegar à Direção Executiva. Foi assessora do Presidente, trabalhou no Departamento de Marketing e foi Diretora Administrativa. Chegou às Competições em 2013, assumindo-se como Diretora do Departamento. A 1 de agosto de 2017, e já sob a liderança de Pedro Proença, Helena Pires assumiu a função de Diretora Executiva.
Quem com ela lida diariamente reconhece que trata o futebol por “tu”. Editou um livro – “A arbitragem e o futebol profissional” – perpetuando a ligação ao mundo do futebol, pelo qual facilmente se apaixonou há vários anos.
Nascido em Luanda (Angola), a 22 de janeiro de 1977, João Saraiva começou por dar cartas nos escalões de futebol formação do Estoril. No entanto, depois de um acidente de mota, Madjer – como e conhecido desde muito novo – acabou por brilhar no futebol praia. Cinco vezes Bola de Ouro, o atleta conquistou, também, seis Ligas Europeias e dois Mundiais, pela Seleção Nacional de futebol praia. Ao serviço do Sporting, venceu dois Campeonatos Nacionais e dois Campeonatos Distritais.
Clubes pelos quais jogou:
Desportivo das Aves (POR)
Títulos como atleta:
2 vezes campeão da Primeira Liga de Portugal,
2 Taças de Portugal,
3 Taças da liga,
1 Campeonato Brasileiro,
1 Copa do Brasil e
1 Triplete no Brasil (Campeonato brasileiro, Copa do Brasil e Campeonato
Raul Faria – Head of Esports da Federação Portuguesa de Futebol
Nasceu em Beja, a 8 de fevereiro de 1990.
Apaixonado desde sempre por vídeojogos, foi a partir de 2011 um dos grandes
responsáveis pelo desenvolvimento da comunidade nacional de futebol
virtual, através da organização de diversos torneios, ligas e eventos.
O hobby tornou-se profissão em Hamburgo, Alemanha, onde foi Gestor de
Qualidade da Travian Games entre os anos 2014 e 2016.
A sua influência na comunidade permitiu-lhe criar, ainda em 2016, a Liga
Portuguesa de FIFA, um ano antes de ter sido convidado para coordenar a
No cargo atual, utilizou toda a sua experiência para idealizar o calendário competitivo (30 torneios), liderar a organização de mais de uma dezena de eventos, criar a Seleção Nacional de Futebol Virtual (ficou em 3.º lugar na primeira competição com a chancela FIFA) e registar mais de 10 000 jogadores e 200 clubes na plataforma esports.fpf.pt.
Nuno Dias é indiscutivelmente um dos melhores treinadores do Mundo de futsal. A iniciar a oitava época como treinador principal do Sporting Clube de Portugal, o treinador português, 46 anos, conta já com 21 títulos: 1 Liga dos Campeões, 5 Campeonatos Nacionais, 4 Taças de Portugal, 5 Supertaças, 2 Taças da Liga e 4 Taças de Honra da AFL. Um currículo invejável conseguido no emblema leonino,
depois de passagens pelo Instituto D. João V e CSKA Moscovo.
Miguel Albuquerque começou a sua carreira no futsal, como treinador, em 1991, representando clubes como o Atlético de Odivelas e GD Bons Dias. Em 2000, iniciou funções no Sporting, no Gabinete Técnico de Futsal, subindo paulatinamente na estrutura leonina. Em oito épocas como principal responsável pelo Futsal do Sporting, Miguel Albuquerque conquistou mais de 70 títulos. Atualmente, é Diretor Geral das Modalidades do clube. Em 2011, Miguel Albuquerque foi distinguido com o Prémio Stromp e, em 2014, recebeu o prémio Leões Honoris Sporting, na categoria Dirigente do Ano.
Após vários anos ao serviço do AA Espinho e OC Barcelos, Paulo Freitas chegou ao Sporting a meio da temporada 2016/17. Contudo, não demorou para o técnico, agora de 51 anos, começar a colecionar títulos no Museu Sporting. Para além do campeonato nacional, em 2017/18, o grande destaque recai sobre a conquista da Liga Europeia, na última temporada.
João Stilwell Zilhão
Born in London in 1974, married and father of three, studied at the St. Julian’s School of Carcavelos until 18 and graduated in Law at Lusiada University. With over 19 years connected to the world of sports and sports marketing is currently Tournament Director and partner of ATP Millennium Estoril Open. The German company he represents in Portugal, U.COM, is partner of the European Tour in two golf events: Cascais Sixes and Portugal Masters.
Ana Cristina De Oliveira Branco – Chefe de Divisão do Desporto da Câmara Municipal de Cascais desde 2016
Nascida e criada em Cascais, acredita que o Desporto tem o poder único de moldar personalidades e criar vencedores e aplica essa convicção na Divisão de Desporto. A Ginástica Acrobática é uma das suas paixões tendo vindo a acompanhar vários ginastas em Seleções e representações Nacionais, motivo de grande orgulho !
Ana Pires is a Post-Doc Researcher at INESC TEC’s Centre for Robotics and Autonomous Systems and School of Engineering (ISEP), Polytechnic of Porto, involved in several projects related to sustainable sea/marine mining, geotechnologies and georesources. She has a European Doctorate in Geosciences (Geological Resources and Geomaterials field) and MSc in Georesources and Geotechnics from Aveiro University, as well as a Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Degree (ISEP). She regularly collaborates as researcher with the former training centers where spent over 11 years related to multi and interdisciplinary projects (Laboratory of Cartography and Applied Geology – LABCARGA|ISEP and GeoBioTec|UA research unit). She works very closely with the preparation and submission of scientific or up-scaling projects related to underwater technologies and she is attending the Master in Robotics and Autonomous Systems from the Porto School of Engineering. She is also the first Portuguese women to finish with success the Scientist-Astronaut Program, Class of 1802, under the framework of Project PoSSUM (Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere) supported by NASA, and she continues to pursue the space training and to attend the research programs. She has played the piano since age 6 and she is certified in open water diving.
NUNO PITEIRA LOPES
Nuno Piteira Lopes é Vereador da Câmara Municipal de Cascais, responsável pelo, entre muitos outros, pelouro do Desporto.
Para Nuno Piteira Lopes o “Desporto Começa na Atitude”, uma máxima que serve de guia e inspiração para toda a política desportiva do concelho, e que tem atingido resultados absolutamente incríveis. Cascais, neste momento, para além de obter mais títulos nacionais que qualquer outro concelho, tem uma população desportivamente ativa, muito superior à média nacional e ligeiramente superior à média europeia.
Campeão da Europa de Surf Adaptado – Classe AS5
Mentor e Presidente da SURFaddict – Associação Portuguesa de Surf Adaptado
Palestrante e Motivador em várias empresas e instituições
Lema de vida: Nós não queremos saber se é difícil, apenas se é possível!
– Coordenadora da área da Nutrição do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (Estádio da Luz e Caixa Futebol Campus);
– Orientadora de estágios curriculares e de acesso à Ordem dos Nutricionistas;
– Nutricionista futebol de formação do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (sub-14 – equipa B);
– IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition (by International Olympic Committee);
– Antropometrista nível II ISAK;
– Curso de Especialização “Nutrição no Exercício Físico e Desporto”;
Actual CEO SC Farense SAD & Ex Sports Diretor Sporting Clube de Portugal
André Geraldes começou desde muito cedo a sua paixão pelo Futebol onde desde os seus 7 anos sempre teve uma ligação forte com o desporto rei seja pela quantidade de jogos nos estádios que assistia, seja pela relação com o Pai que era um doente da profissão ou até como jogador amador.
Tirou o curso de treinador, várias formações profissionais específicas do futebol e de tudo o que o envolvia, e frequentou a Licenciatura de Gestão a Administração do Desporto.
Em 2013 entrou para o Sporting Clube de Portugal e cumpriu o seu sonho.
Teve uma ascensão meteórica, desempenhando várias funções de gestão e organização tendo culminado em ser o Diretor Desportivo do clube trabalhando em conjunto com Jorge Jesus.
Sai em 2018 e depois de vários convites Internacionais e Nacionais opta pela estabilidade num projecto ambicioso.
Devolver um histórico de Portugal aos lugares cimeiros em Portugal, é o CEO do SC Farense SAD.
Quem o conhece sabe que os maiores trunfos de André Geraldes é a capacidade de negociação, a forma de liderar e a intensidade de trabalho.
Tem por norma dizer que “não dorme, descansa”.
Executive Board Member, since April 2017, responsible for all B2C Marketing and Sales activities (MEO, MOCHE and UZO brands), including Sales & Distribution Channels, Segment Management, Products & Services (Fixed, Mobile, Convergent), TV User Experience and Content Strategy, Communication & Advertising ATL, BTL and Digital and Customer Devices portfolio.
Formerly was Director of Products and Services B2C at PT, since August 2015, being one of the driving elements in defining and implementing the company’s strategy for the Portuguese wireline, mobile, broadband and convergent services, such as M4O and M5O. From 2008 to 2015, was Director of the Personal Segment at TMN, responsible for launching the UZO brand, having been Executive Director of the brand, and for launching the first MVNO in Portugal with CTT.He was also Non-executive Board Member at PT Contact, from 2011 to 2014.
In the PT group since 1996, has a wide experience in the telecommunications sector, namely in product and service development and management, distribution channels, customer devices, pricing, strategy and loyalty program management, CRM management, Business Intelligence and Big Data.
He has a degree in History, holds an MBA in Marketing and Communication and an advanced training in Telecommunication Management, as well as in Leadership and Organizational Transformation, namely by the Nova Lisbon University, the Catholic University of Lisbon and by the Lisbon MBA.Has been Invited Speaker for several conferences in diverse industry events held in Madrid, Barcelona, Vienna, Monaco and Lisbon, and regularly participates in sector discussion forums.
Pedro Santos was appointed General Manager of the five-star Sheraton Cascais Resort in February 2016 and leads the team with passionate home-grown knowledge and expertise having been born and raised in Cascais.
After graduating in Marketing, Pedro specialised in Hotel Management at INESP and took up his first position in the hospitality industry in 2002 when he was appointed Sales Executive at Quinta da Marinha Resort. He later joined Marriott International as a Sales Supervisor and in 2007, was promoted to Sales & Marketing Director of the Vivamarinha Hotel & Suites where he played a critical role in the transition of the property to the Sheraton Cascais Resort in February 2016.
A true local, Pedro embodies the lifestyle of the leisurely destination he represents. A sailing aficionado as well as an occasional surfer and windsurfer, Pedro discovered his passion for the sea at an early age and quickly become determined to make it an element of his daily routine. With an inherent love for the city, its fabulous year-round climate, unrivalled tranquillity and proximity to the vibrant capital, Lisbon, when Pedro is not working, he is happiest enjoying fresh fish and seafood at his favourite oceanfront restaurant.
In conjunction with his hotel position, between 2011-2014, Pedro served as President of the Board and later became a board member of the Estoril Congress Centre.
Maria D’Orey is the Director of Spa & Fitness at the glamorous Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort in Algarve and its sister property, Sheraton Cascais Resort, near Lisbon.
Despite initially studying law at Lusíada
University of Porto, an enduring passion for exercise and wellbeing led her to forge a successful career in health and wellness.
Maria was a gym instructor and personal trainer at the upscale Holmes Place chain in Lisbon before joining Pine Cliffs in 2006. There, she was instrumental in devising the resort’s first activity programme that included a variety of fitness and lifestyle classes. Inspired by how the fitness programme substantially improved her clients’ health and wellbeing, Maria began to dedicate her expertise to the world of spa and wellness.
She managed the externally-owned Spa Ritual brand on-site for three years before creating a bespoke in-house wellness offering for Pine Cliffs in 2013 – Experience Wellness. The concept included a mix of exclusive treatments and selection of products dedicated to wellbeing, and developed into the flagship Serenity – The Art of Wellbeing, which launched at Pine Cliffs and the Sheraton Cascais Resort in 2016.
Today, Maria dedicates her time to the daily management of both spas and is responsible for partnerships, human resources and marketing strategy as well as the creation of signature treatments. She holds a postgraduate degree in Spa Operations & Management from the University of Algarve and is certified in Medical Spa for several top-end brands including Sensai, Ila, Charme d’Orient, Margarett Dabbs, Thalgo, Gentlemen’s Tonic, Organic Pharmacy and Kérastase.
In her free time, Maria enjoys training regularly and participates in half-marathons.
Kristin began her athletic career at the age of nine, in the sport of acrobatic gymnastics. Over the next decade, she and acrobatics partner Michael Rodrigues became U.S. National Champions, World Champions, and the first and only Americans to win the World Games in the sport. Beyond her competition results, Allen has earned numerous accolades including USA Gymnastics Sportsperson of the Year, Athlete of the Year, and FIG World-Class Gymnast. In 2015, she was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.
After retiring from competitive sport, Kristin went on to perform over 900 shows for Cirque du Soleil, the world’s largest theatrical production company. Allen then joined Olympians
and world-medalists for the 40-city Kellogg’s Tour of Champions, performing in some of America’s largest venues. In 2014, she worked on the BBC production of Tumble, a reality show that paired celebrities with top performers for a live spectacle of gymnastics competition. She went on to perform acrobatic stunts on Broadway in the Tony award-winning production of Pippin.
Kristin’s career path shifted dramatically when she traumatically injured her back while doing a stunt during a performance of Pippin. Kristin now lives with chronic pain from her injury, but that does not stop her from living life to the fullest. Currently residing in Los Angeles, California, she is a student at the USC Marshall School Business, one of top business programs in the United States. Beyond being a student, she is the founder and president of the Acrobatic Gymnastics Foundation (iheartacro.org) which provides grants to athletes with financial need, as well as a board member of the National Gymnastics Foundation.
Susana Torres é a primeira coach de Alta Performance em Portugal, CEO da Primelinecoaching e autora do livro ‘Vai Correr Tudo Bem’.
Especializada em treino mental, desenvolve programas de coaching desportivo e coaching direcionado para empresas.
Licenciou-se em Gestão Comercial e Contabilidade pela Universidade Fernando Pessoa, concluindo também o PAGB da Universidade Católica Portuguesa e a Formação Avançada de Liderança pela mesma instituição. Decidiu deixar a sua carreira bancária ao fim de 14 anos, onde era subdiretora e dedicar-se em exclusivo ao Coaching de Alta Performance. Foi a primeira coach de Alta Performance em Portugal e uma das primeiras 200 em todo o mundo certificada diretamente por Brendon Burchard, fundador da High Performance Academy nos EUA e considerado uma das pessoas mais influentes do mundo nesta área. Adquiriu ainda outras certificações internacionais na área do Coaching e da PNL, efetuando grande parte da sua aprendizagem em Londres diretamente com John Grinder, o co-criador da PNL. Viu o seu trabalho reconhecido no Campeonato Europeu de Futebol de 2016, pelo trabalho efetuado com Eder Lopes, quando este marcou o golo que deu a vitória à Seleção de Portugal.
Susana Torres acompanha vários futebolistas e treinadores nas principais ligas europeias e no seu currículo conta já com grandes resultados no seu trabalho com equipas de primeira liga. Para além do futebol, Susana Torres também é coach de empresários de sucesso e outras pessoas de diversas áreas. Todos os anos realiza em Lisboa a Certificação Internacional em Coaching de Alta Performance,que contou na sua ultima edição com 200 participantes. Realiza ainda o maior evento de Alta Performance em Portugal, com uma audiência de 1500 pessoas, no qual junta em palco referências de Alta Performance nas mais diversas áreas de atuação.
Bernard holds a bachelor in Physical Education and has a Masters in Science and Physical Activity from the Université Laval. He also taught Physical Education at the Université de Montréal from 1980-1997. As one of the main organizers of the first international conferences for the development of talent in gymnastics (World Gymnastics Championships held in Montréal in 1985), he was often asked to analyze international competitions such as the Sabaë World Championships and the following Olympic Games: Barcelona in 1992, Atlanta in 1996, Sydney in 2000, Athens in 2004, Beijing in 2008, London in 2012 and Rio de Janiero in 2016.
Renowned coach at Gymnix de Montréal from 1980-1998, Bernard has contributed to the development of some of Canada’s best gymnasts, including Cathy Giancaspro (Seoul 1988), Mylène Fleury (Barcelona 1992) and Marilou Cousineau (five time World Championships winner). He has also coached the Canadian Olympic Team, through 13 World Championships and 2 Olympic Games.
Bernard Petiot has been part of the Cirque du Soleil management team for 20 years and currently holds the title of Vice President of Casting and Performance. His Vice Presidency consists of the following departments: Human Performance Design and Management / Performance Medicine / Casting .
FRED CANTO E CASTRO
Fred’s journey started when he left college at 20 years old to start his first company, Sonder. Without really knowing what he was doing, he borrowed money from his grandma, and started working in his bedroom, while sleeping in the living room’s floor. Five years later Sonder operates in Lisbon, Oporto, and Barcelona, having cast thousands of people shooting for more than 30 countries, with brands like Coca-Cola, Nike, and Instagram. This adventure allowed Fred to go through an experience of accelerated learning, and that’s why he decided to put to service all the knowledge he has assimilated over the years. Through courses, seminars, talks, content, or conversations, his delivering the inspiration, mindset, and strategies necessary for everyone to become the ultimate version of themselves and make the most out of their lives.
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Nuno Batista was born in Lisbon, Portugal. Majored with honors and Merit Prize in Communication and Multimedia by the Lusíada University of Lisbon and Pablo CEU Madrid in 2009, since then he have been living through countries as Spain, Thailand and finally China. In China he found the ideal environment to potentiate his entrepreneur skills, which lead to the founding of several businesses in the areas of education, multimedia, finance and real estate investment. In 2012, he has been nominated for the award “Best Portuguese Overseas Businessmen for the Year”, received by the Portuguese President Cavaco Silva, distinguishing Soulfato Group as a promising and rising firm.
As CEO, International, of ONE ChampionshipTM (ONE), it is no surprise that Victor Cui is regularly featured in global publications as one of the most influential figures in the world of martial arts. You only have to see his professional background to understand why his career trajectory has created a brand new paradigm for sports and martial arts in Asia.Prior to launching ONE Championship, Cui spent six years with the Event Management Group for Asia’s number one sports broadcaster – ESPN Star Sports (ESS). There, he successfully headed event business development across Asia, and project-led some of the biggest sporting properties and television event partnerships in the region.Before he joined ESS, he was the Director of Communications for the PGA Tour – Golf Canada, and also served as the Managing Editor for Canada’s number one golf publication during that same period.These roles allowed him to accumulate decades of world-class experience in the areas of international sports and marketing communications. Throughout his career, Cui has played an invaluable part in the likes of the Commonwealth Games, the World Championships, the Sydney Olympics, the PGA Tour Bell Canadian Open Championship, the LPGA Tour BMO Women’s Open, the X Games Asia, the World Series of Pool, and World Futsal. He also personally created and led a series of 12 Martial Combat events
Andrew Paradise is the CEO and founder of Skillz, the worldwide leader in mobile eSports, which was named the fastest-growing company in America by Inc. Magazine. Andrew is a serial entrepreneur with a successful track record. Prior to Skillz, Andrew founded AisleBuyer, which was sold to Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU) in April 2012 as well as Double Picture, which was sold in 2009 to MPA Inc. He has also worked in venture capital and private equity investing for Fort Washington Capital Partners and The Watermill Group.
Andrew learned to program at age seven by hacking a video game with a hex editor and later wrote his first game in Pascal. Andrew founded Skillz because he believes in making mobile games more fun for players while making game creation more lucrative for developers.
Colonel Mullane was born September 10, 1945 in Wichita Falls, Texas but spent much of his youth in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he currently resides. Upon his graduation from West Point in 1967, he was commissioned in the United States Air Force. As a Weapon Systems Operator aboard RF-4C Phantom aircraft, he completed 134 combat missions in Vietnam. He holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology and is also a graduate of the Air Force Flight Test Engineer School at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
Mullane was selected as a Mission Specialist in 1978 in the first group of Space Shuttle Astronauts. He completed three space missions aboard the Shuttles Discovery (STS-41D) and Atlantis (STS-27 & 36) before retiring from NASA and the Air Force in 1990. Mullane has been inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame and is the recipient of many awards, including the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross, Legion of Merit and the NASA Space Flight Medal.
Since his retirement from NASA, Colonel Mullane has written an award-winning children’s book, Liftoff! An Astronaut’s Dream, and a popular space-fact book, Do Your Ears Pop In Space? His memoir, Riding Rockets: The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle
Astronaut, has been reviewed in the New York Times and on the Jon Stewart Daily Show.
It has also been featured on Barnes and Noble’s 2010 recommended summer reading list. Mullane has held a lifelong passion for mountain climbing. Since age 60 he has summited Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro, as well as Mt. Rainier and forty of Colorado’s 14,000 ft. peaks.
Colonel Mullane has established himself as an acclaimed professional speaker on the topics of teamwork, leadership and safety. He has educated, entertained, inspired and thrilled tens of thousands of people from every walk of business and government with his incredibly unique programs.