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Pedro Gouveia Machado
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He started his career in 2000 as an IT consultant. In 2007, he had the opportunity to work at one of the largest players in the agri-food industry, where he helped implement the SAP system. Two years later, he was challenged by the CEO to create the management control department. This was the first major challenge for Pedro, as his training did not include a management component.

With support from the company and from Porto Business School, he attended specific training and the PAEX program, in which he acquired various skills that helped him achieve his goals.In 2014, he was invited to join a multinational company in the adhesives industry, as the CIO. And, at the end of 2017, the Vieira de Castro group proposed an ambitious and challenging project: to have him take on the role of CIO in the company. Challenge accepted.

This professional defines himself as innovative and result-oriented, with a proven track record in increasing performance and efficiency. A thinker with an eye on the big picture, who assertively implements digital transformations that translate into business goals with substantive results.

He has a great ability to form teams and partnerships, and involve the various players of an organisation in leveraging technology solutions and driving business growth.

His mainstay is his family and he never misses a chance to play with his children. One of his favourite hobbies is handball, which he has played for a number of years.
Nationality: Portuguese
Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish
+351 935777117

Academic Background

Executive MBA | Porto Business School

Informatic Engineering Degree | IspGaya

General Management Course | Porto Business School

Postgraduate in Management Control | Porto Business School

Future Professional Interests

Capitalize skills and knowledge acquire during the MBA: strategic planning, management and control

Executive Management at a medium or larger organization



Top Strengths

Team Leader
Goal Oriented

Likes & Curiosities






Volunteer Work and Mentoring


2018 - (...)
Chief Information Officer CIO - Vieira de Castro
2014 - 2017
Chief Information Officer CIO - Colquímica Adhesives
2007 - 2014
Manager Information Systems Department and Director Controller Management - Grupo Soja de Portugal