Henri has over 25 years of experience in Portuguese and international real estate, including residential, commercial and resort development, special situations and distressed portfolio workout as well as direct real estate investment and management. Henri has been a self-made entrepreneur from an early age but has also consulted to, and worked with, several international real estate companies and investors throughout his career. Henri is fluent in several languages including Portuguese and English.
Cathal is a partner at Kish Capital (www.kishcapital.com). Prior to Kish, Cathal acquired and operated several businesses on his own behalf, and was Co-Head of European Technology and Communications at BancBoston Capital, a principal private equity investor. Cathal previously worked for General Atlantic Partners, Summit Partners and Cowen & Company in New York and Boston. Cathal has a BComm International from University College Dublin.
Armando has been active in the Portuguese real estate market over many years and across all asset types including development, retail, office, industrial and logistics, car parks and hospitality, and across all functional areas including project management, marketing and leasing, operations, investment, and capital markets/ finance. Armando started his professional career in the banking sector. He has a degree in Economics from Porto University and studies in law from Universidade Católica.
Helena has more than 30 years experience in the acquisition of NPL portfolios (due diligence, financial analysis, pricing, transaction closing), management and recovery of NPL portfolios, budget control, human resources management, risk management and auditing. She has been a member of the Board of Directors and Supervisory Boards of several companies. Prior to Finangeste, Helena worked in a consulting firm (Consulteam – Consultores de Gestão SA), and in the Portuguese insurance and pension fund supervisory authority (Instituto de Seguros de Portugal). Helena holds a degree in Economics and an MBA from ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics and Management (Lisbon University).
Paulo has over 20 years of experience in managing the Legal Department of Finangeste, including all matters related to compliance, legal due diligence, non-performing loan recovery, real estate transactions, litigation, sales and leases and all related documentation. Prior to Finangeste, Paulo worked as a lawyer in a Portuguese bank. Paulo holds a law degree from Lisbon University.
Manny has over 30 years of development experience including residential, touristic, commercial, industrial and retail projects across Portugal and Africa. His experience covers infrastructure development to full completion of projects, as well as the problem solving aspects of Asset Management. Manny graduated as a Civil Engineer at the Witwatersrand Technikon, in South Africa, in 1986, and he also holds a certificate in property evaluation.