Board Members and Executives


Fernando Guedes de Oliveira Chief Executive Officer

Fernando Guedes Oliveira joined Sonae Sierra in 1991 as Development Manager of the Company’s ViaCatarina and Centro Vasco da Gama shopping centres. He had previously spent seven years in other management roles with the Sonae Group. In 1999 he took responsibility for all Sonae Sierra’s development operations in Europe and was appointed CEO of Sonae Sierra in April 2010. He is the chair of the Sustainability Steering Committee.

Academic achievements
Degree in Civil Engineering, University of Porto;
MBA, ISEE, University of Porto;
AMP, Harvard Business School.

Pedro Caupers Director, Investment Services

Pedro Caupers joined Sonae Sierra in 1997 and has been a Board Director since 1999. Previously, he was a strategic consultant at McKinsey & Co, a Board Director at Vista Alegre and the CEO of Media Capital. Between 1997 and 2009 he was responsible for all of Sonae Sierra’s European property management and leasing activities. He has been the Chief Investment Officer since 2009 and is responsible for the Company’s European portfolio and the Sonae Sierra Funds. He is a member of the Sustainability Steering Committee, Innovation Steering Committee and a Non-Executive Board Director at Sonae Sierra Brasil.

Academic achievements
Degree in Electrical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon;
PhD, Paris University;

Ana Guedes de Oliveira Director, Developments

Ana Guedes de Oliveira has been with Sonae Sierra since 1987. Having managed the development of two major centres in Portugal, she moved to portfolio management in 1999. In 2008 she took over responsibilities for all Sonae Sierra’s European investment activities. Since 2009 she has overseen all aspects of the Company’s development programme (outside of Brazil). She is a member of the Sustainability Steering Committee.

Academic achievements
Degree in Civil Engineering, Porto University;
MBA, ISEE, University of Porto;

João Correia de Sampaio Director, Property Management Services

João Correia de Sampaio joined Sonae Sierra in 1992. Along with other duties in the property management area he was Managing Director of Sonae Sierra Management Portugal and Sonae Sierra Management Spain. Since 2009 he has been responsible for all Sonae Sierra’s property management and leasing activities (outside of Brazil). He is a member of the Sustainability Steering Committee.

Academic achievements
Degree in Military Sciences, Academia Militar, Lisbon;
MBA, Nova University of Lisbon.

Luís Mota Duarte Chief Financial Officer

Luís Mota Duarte joined Sonae Sierra in 2018 from Sonae SGPS where he was Head of M&A since 2014. Prior to joining Sonae, Luis spent 14 years in London, most recently as a Director at Bridgepoint Capital, a leading European private equity firm with €18bn of assets under management. Previously he worked at Salomon Smith Barney in its Investment Banking division and at General Electric in its Business Development team. His professional experience includes the acquisition, funding, restructuring and refinancing of several businesses in various sectors, countries and size ranges and Board representation at multiple portfolio companies. He is also an Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School, Oxford University and an Adjunct Professor at Nova School of Business & Economics.

Academic achievements
Degree in Business Administration, Universidade Católica Portuguesa

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