Luis’ experience comes from both his own entrepreneurial efforts founding and growing a Portuguese olive oil export business and his experience as a CEO of Groupon, growing its P&L. Luis was also a Marketing Director for a natural resources group and an investment consultant in Strategy and Business Development.
As an investment consultant, Luis developed an expertise in launching green field operations in the natural resources and food operations throughout Africa, Latin America and Southern Europe. In this role, he focused on Financial and Economic Feasibility Studies for New Ventures, Financial Modeling for Fund Raising Purposes, Investment Opportunities assessment, Business Planning for New Ventures, Strategic Studies for Business Development in New Markets and Economic Sectors.
With a passion for businesses in Mozambique, Luis lives in Maputo with his family so he can be a part of the entrepreneurial ecosystem blossoming in Mozambique. In this role, he mentors small businesses on all facets of startup challenges.
Luis holds a Management Degrees in Business from the Portuguese Catholic University in Lisbon and Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro and post graduations from Harvard, NYU, focused in Emerging Markets and from NYU Stern, focused on Valuation. Luis is also a Certified Financial Modeler.