Interview with Nuno Pinto de Magalhães, Chairman SCC
At the brewers Sociedade Central de Cervejas (SCC) for the last 47 years, 20 of which spent as Director of Communications and Institutional Relations, Nuno Pinto de Magalhães was recently elected chairman of the company that he entered as an apprentice aged 18 as a stop-gap solution having finished the then 7th grade (now the 12th grade) and having to wait for a year (Civic Service) before being able to enter the Faculty of Law. Knowing how to listen, engage in tasks with passion, apply good sense and never refuse a good conversation are some of the secrets that got him to the top.
The summer of 2021 brought some cheer back to the tourism sector. Mass vaccination was essential to driving the travelling “feeling”, with many European tourists only want to go back travelling after having been vaccinated against Covid-19. However, unequal vaccination rates led to an unbalanced recovery across Europe as a whole.
Interview with António Ramalho, CEO Novo Banco
Leading the destinies of Novo Banco, António Ramalho had the sale of the institution in his hands after various failed efforts. Between the collapse of BES and his arrival, some two years went by. In 2021, he presented the first positive results: a 137 million euro profit for the first quarter.
Pinhal da Torre
International markets account for around 90% of Pinhal da Torre wine sales. The properties hosting the vines are located in Alpiarça, in the Tejo wine growing region. In the past, the firm strove to produce the maximum quantity. However, the objective for the last three decades has been rather different.
Interview with Nini Andrade Silva É conhecida como a ‘designer’ de interiores da Madeira, mas Nini Andrade silva gosta de tudo o que tem a ver com a arte e com o processo de criar. Já perdeu a conta aos prémios, nacionais e internacionais, que recebeu com as largas centenas de hotéis que desenhou nos mais variados pontos do mundo. E afirma que o seu ‘hobbie’ é trabalhar.
In an interview with PRÉMIO, Germano de Sousa, clinical pathologist and president of the josé Germano de Sousa Laboratory Medicine Centre, spoke about his career as a doctor, his former position as President of the Portuguese Doctors Association and the growth of his network of laboratories, operating in the field of clinical pathology laboratory trials and the main national player in this sector, currently performing 15 to 16% of Covid tests in Portugal.