Vast accumulated experience and solid track record in Private Equity and Corporate Management
Founder and CEO
Luís Paulo Tenente
Founder and CEO at Optime Investments. Previously worked as CEO at Banif Capital, a Private Equity firm, and Banif – Banco de Investimento, Board Member at GED Sur (Spain), member of the Investment Committee of Pathena fund and board member nominated by private equity funds. Luís Paulo was also Partner at STN Capital (financial services boutique), Board Member at Banco Invest, Board Member at Intevial – Infrastructure Servicer, Senior Manager of Corporate Finance Services at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Relevant experience in Investment Banking, Private Equity, Executive Management of Industrial Companies. Luis Paulo Tenente holds a BA in Business Administration (Universidade Europeia).
Executive Board Member
Executive Board Member at Optime Investments. Previously worked as CEO and Chairman of Sovena Group and as Chairman of Elaia. Additionally, António served as Executive Vice-President at Nutrinveste, Board Member at “Consejo Asesor del Departamento de Empresas de la Cadena Alimentaria and at Agroproducciones Oleaginosas. Relevant experience in private equity-led operations in large Iberian corporations in various sectors. António Simões holds a BA in Economics in Porto University, where he worked as an assistant professor.
Non-Executive Board Member
Non-Executive Board Member. Prior to joining Optime Investments in 2019 Nuno, was responsible for the legal department of Banco Invest and legal advisor to companies of the Espírito Santo Group. Nuno is a legal advisor, board member and arbitrator in tax matters at CAAD. Nuno has a degree and a Masters in Law from the Lisbon Law School of the Catholic University of Portugal, where he is an assistant professor, and has a post-graduate degree in taxation from ISG.
Prior to joining Optime Investments, André had been working in the private equity industry since 2009. He was Senior Manager at Portugal Ventures and PME Investimentos (€800m AuM), focused in M&A, Restructuring and growth-oriented transactions.
André holds a degree in Economics and a Corporate Finance Executive Master from ISCTE.
Previously he work as an Associate at Barclays Bank PLc and Banif SGPS.
José Portugal Catalão, CFA
Prior to joining Optime in 2016, José Portugal Catalão worked as Investment Analyst at Partex Oil and Gas (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian) and as Analyst at the infrastructure department of Grupo Andrade Gutierrez.
José is a CFA Charterholder and holds a Master in Finance from Católica-Lisbon SBE. José also completed the Oxford Impact Investing Programme at Saïd Business School of Oxford University.
Filipa Ribeiro Rato
Prior to joining Optime, Filipa Ribeiro Rato worked in several companies of Communication, Advertising and Marketing, Design Industry as well as in some of the most relevant Portuguese Law Offices.
Filipa has an extensive experience as an executive secretary, dealing with human resources, logistics and billing for more than two decades, and holds the responsibility for the day to day running of the office, assisting our partners and team.