Team

  • Mário Pinto n. 1951

    Mario Pinto is the founder and leader of the Change Partners project, as Chairman of each of our operating companies and some subsidiaries.

    The various positions he held include: Member of the Board of Directors of Sonae Capital (2007-2010), BA Glass and BPI (1995-2000).

    In 2006 he was elected Chairman of the Board of APCRI (Portuguese private equity association) and through it was a Board Member of EVCA, European Venture Capital Association.

    He graduated in Economics from the Faculty of Economics of University of Oporto (1975) and in 1989 he joined the AMP (Advanced Management Programme) in INSEAD. From graduation until 1983 he was a lecturer at the Faculty of Economics of University of Oporto.

    In 1982, he joined Banco Totta & Acores, as a financial analyst. In 1984, he joined the Credit area of the SPI/BPI project.

    During the nearly 16 years he was part of the BPI team, he has worked in credit, consulting, mergers & acquisitions and private equity, having headed the corporate finance and private equity division. He also headed the Bank's operations in Angola and Mozambique. He was an Executive Board Member of BPI - Banco Português de Investimento, Banco do Fomento e Exterior and their subsidiaries.

    He was an Executive Board Member of BPI - Banco Português de Investimento, Banco do Fomento e Exterior and their subsidiaries.

     

    Pedro Pinheiro n. 1971

    Pedro joined Change Partners in January 2001.

    He is a Director of Change Partners and of several companies participated by Change Partners.

    He is a founder, partner and Director of Hozar, SGPS, the holding company for Throttleman and Stória del Caffé retail businesses.

    He graduated from the Faculty of Economics of University of Oporto (1994), having attended the ERASMUS programme at University of Wales , Swansea , UK in 1992-3. He holds (distinction) a Masters in Finance (MSc) from London Business School (1998).

    Between 1994 and 2000 he was part of the BPI team, as a Corporate Banking account manager and later as deputy director in the private equity area.

     

    Hugo Teixeira n. 1984

    Hugo joined Change Partners in April 2011.

    He has developed his career as Financial Advisor and Trader in the Financial market for four years.

    Hugo graduated in Management from the Faculty of Economics of University of Oporto in 2007.

    He holds a post-graduate in Financial Analysis from Porto Business School since 2009.