Henrique Veiga

Education

Cornell University
Post-Graduate Diploma, Real EstateDevelopment and Hotel Investment
1997 – 2000

IEP / ESADE Barcelona
Master of Business Administration (MBA), International Trade
1993 – 1994

Oporto University
Degree, Economics
1983 – 1988

Current Expertise

Executive Vice-Chairman
SANA HOTELS
September 2013 – Present (7 months)

Member of General Council
AHP Portuguese Hospitality Association
April 2010 – Present (4 years)

Chairman
AEQUITATE, SGPS, SA
January 2008 – Present (6 years 3 months)

Founder & Partner
PENTA PARTNERS
May 2012 – Present (1 year 11 months)

Henrique Veiga
Summary

With 25 years of experience in Hospitality, Tourism and Technology Henrique Veiga had the opportunity to lead different teams who created value in more than 190 projects, handling investments over their complete lifecycle: developing concepts, products and services. Overall, defining the right business models to support their success. The markets: Europe, Brazil, Caribbean and Africa. These investments involved about U.S. $ 4,900m of which can be highlighted 122 urban hotels, 31 resorts, 5 casinos, 11 residential communities and 16 golf courses.

Formerly Chairman of Portuguese Hospitality Association, Henrique Veiga is member of the National Economists Association, World Future Society and Business Process Management Institute.

Henrique Veiga holds a degree in Economics from Oporto, an MBA in International Trade from IEP / ESADE Barcelona and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Real Estate, Development and Hotel Investment from Cornell University, USA.

Previous Experience

Founder & CEO
AEQUITATE, SA
January 2008 – September 2013 (5 years 9 months)

AEQUITATE, SA is a financial company focused on real estate, hospitality & tourism founded in January 2008 and specialized in investment management, finance & corporate finance and strategy.
Key contributor to the following achievements:

  • Debt & equity restructuring – Played a leading role in restructuring different operations, from the investors’ side, from the banks’ side, from de company perspective and adjusting the stakeholders’ positions.
  • Operational restructuring processes – Led different teams in planning and implementing operational changes.
  • M&A operations – Played a key role in opportunities origination and in the overall acquisitions processes, defining the procedures to minimize the legal and financial risks.

Chairman
AHP Portuguese Hospitality Association
January 2007 – April 2010 (3 years 4 months)

Member of the Executive Board of Directors
ESTORIL SOL, SGPS, SA
January 2000 – April 2008 (8 years 4 months)

Chief Executive Officer
ACCOR – AMORIM HOTELS
May 1997 – December 2007 (10 years 8 months)

Partnership between the AMORIM Group and ACCOR. This established an operation in which each Group held 50% of assets and operations, thus materialising the largest hotel investment ever recorded in Portugal.
he world’s leading hotel operator and market leader in Europe, has operations in 90 countries with more than 4,400 hotels and 530,000 rooms. With 145,000 employees worldwide, the Group offers its clients and partners nearly 45 years of know-how and expertise.

As CEO since 1997 responsible for hotel investment and operations of the joint venture established between AMORIM Group and ACCOR. This position lasted until 2007 with the end of the partnership.
The two main responsibilities in this period were to dynamically increase the domestic development and internationalize the operations, the first step being to develop activities in Cuba and Mozambique.

Vice-Chairman
AHP Portuguese Hospitality Association
January 2004 – December 2006 (3 years)

Chief Executive Officer
Amorim Turismo
January 2000 – 2005 (5 years)

AMORIM TURISMO is the Real Estate, Hospitality & Tourism sub-holding of the AMORIM Group.
AMORIM Group is a leading multisectoral conglomerate based in Portugal. Its business activities include real estate, infrastructure, financial services, hospitality & tourism, telecommunications, agriculture, development, energy and many areas of industry.

Key contributor to the following achievements:

  • Designed and negotiated the structural Group’s financial arrangements. Financial institutions involved, EIB, IFC, EBFED.
  • Overseeing the implementation of more than 50 major projects (involving hotels, casinos and residential communities), managing an overall investment of 1,300 million euro.
  • Defined the strategy for “future” projects (Europe, Brazil, Africa and Caribbean).
  • High Yield Human Resources. Singling out and recruiting high calibre individuals for bespoke training for senior roles within the group.
  • Monitoring operations involving 3,000 people, with a turnover of 300 million euro.

Vice President Development
Amorim
March 1995 – May 1997 (2 years 3 months)

AMORIM GROUP is one of the leading multisectoral conglomerates based in Portugal. Its business activities include real estate, finance, hospitality & tourism, development, energy and many areas of industry.

Product Manager / Sales & Marketing Vice-President / Operations Vice-President
OSVALDO PINTO Group
September 1988 – March 1995 (6 years 7 months)

One of the top Portuguese exporters in the footwear industry.
Embarked on professional career in industry and trade in 1988 as Product Manager.
Involved in re-engineering of nationally based productive processes for an international platform, operating in northern Europe (Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, UK, Germany and France) as export markets and South America and the Far East (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Japan, India, Sri Lanka and China) as import sources.
The successful implementation was recognized by steady advancement in the same organisation for the next seven years, holding the positions of Product Manager, Vice President Sales & Marketing and Vice President Operations (post held until 1995).