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CEO&FOUNDER

Mabilio
Albuquerque

COO & MARKETING

Nuno
Costa

CFO

Pedro
Perry

ACCOUNTS M.

Miguel
Teixeira

LOGISTICS M.

Francisco
Rocha

QUALITY M.

Ricardo
Melo

DESIGNER

JANINA
BRANDÃO

BUSINESS DEV.

JOANA
SAAVEDRA

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MABILIO de ALBUQUERQUE
CEO & Founder

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THIS IS WHAT I DID BEFORE BY

ANYTHING AT ALL.

I CAN DIRECT ANY RESOURCES BY FOODS HAS TO BETTER SUIT OUR PARTNERSHIP OR MAKE A DEAL HAPPEN.

THIS COMPANY LIFTED ITSELF OFF THE GROUND ON THE MERITS OF OUR PRODUCTS AND THE FAITH OUR TEAM HAD IN THEM.  AS THE FACE OF THIS ENDEAVOUR I AM PROUD TO ASSOCIATE MY NAME TO THE TRADITION OF THE BEST PORTUGUESE PASTRIES, AND SO AM OPEN TO ANY QUESTIONS THE WORLD MAY HAVE ABOUT OUR PRESENT AND FUTURE PRODUCTS.

A SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR AND AN EXPERIENCED CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, I HAVE WORKED EXTENSIVELY IN A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT INDUSTRIES. SKILLED IN NEGOTIATION, MARKETING MANAGEMENT, BUSINESS PLANNING AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS. I HAVE ALWAYS OPERATED ON A GLOBAL SCOPE AND THAT HAS ALLOWED ME TO ASSESS THE POTENTIAL OF PORTUGAL’S HIDDEN LITTLE TREASURES, AND GAUGE HOW THE WORLD PASTRY MARKET WAS READY FOR THEM.

OLYMPIC SWIMMER IN SEOUL ’88, ALL THE TRAINING, COMPETITIVE MINDSET, DEDICATION AND MOTIVATION I HAVE ACQUIRED AS A TOP ATHLETE ARE NOW INVESTED IN BY FOODS

“THE WAY TO GET STARTED IS TO QUIT TALKING AND START DOING” – WALT DISNEY

THIS IS WHAT I DID BEFORE BY

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I’M AN EXPERIENCED FINANCIAL MANAGER. MY WORK HAS GIVEN ME A BREADTH OF MANAGERIAL AND OPERATIVE SKILLS IN A VARIETY OF INDUSTRIES.

IN ANGOLA,  I MANAGED FINANCES FOR BOTH A LARGE AUTO IMPORTER AND DISTRIBUTOR AS WELL AS THE COUNTRY’S ONLY HOME APPLIANCE PRODUCER, EVENTUALLY ADMINISTRATING THE LATTER’S GROUP

IN BRAZIL, I ACTED IN A CONTROLLER CAPACITY FOR A LARGE CONSORTIUM SPANNING MULTIPLE INDUSTRIES.

BACK IN PORTUGAL, I GLADLY ACCEPTED THE CHALLENGE TO TAKE THESE TREATS TO THE TOP.

HELP WITH THE FINANCES AND BOOKS.

I CAN HELP WITH INVOICES, BILLING, SUPPLIER’S RECEIPTS, ACCOUNTING AND PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING ELSE MONEY ORIENTED

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PEDRO PERRY
Finance Director
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NUNO COSTA
COO & Marketing Director

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INFO ON OUR OPERATION AND PRODUCTION:

  • LEAD TIMES;
  • SOURCING;
  • PRICING;

AND ALSO, INFO ON OUR MARKETING ACTIVITIES AND OPERATIONS:

  • STRATEGIES;
  • PRODUCT LAUNCHES;
  • PRODUCT AWARENESS;

AS I SEE IT OUR OPERATION IS BOTH PRODUCTION AND TRANSPORT OF DELICIOUS PASTRIES, AND THEIR PROMOTION WORLDWIDE, AND I CAN HELP WITH BOTH THESE ASPECTS.

STUDIED SOUND AND IMAGE, WITH MASTER IN DIGITAL ARTS.

LAUNCHED MY FIRST COMPANY AT THE AGE OF 23. AN ADVERTISING AGENCY, WHICH CONNECTED ME TO THE EARLY STAGE OF B+Y FOODS PROJECT.  

AS A CREATIVE DIRECTOR I WAS ABLE TO LEAD AWARD WINNING PROJECTS, AND RECORD-BREAKING CAMPAIGNS.

THE POTENTIAL OF THIS LITTLE NATIONAL TREASURE, CALLED PASTEL DE NATA, MADE ME CHANGE MY PROFESSIONAL LIFE RADICALLY. 

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A FOODIE FIRST AND FOREMOST, AND A SKILLED CHEF AND FOOD INDUSTRY OPERATIVE. I RAN MY OWN CONFECTIONARY/COFFEE SHOP, MANAGING A TEAM OF 25.

I SPECIALISED IN PASTRY, ITALIAN CUISINE AND FINE DINING, AND INTEGRATED THE KITCHEN OF MICHELIN STARRED CHEF RUI PAULA.

I’M ALSO INVOLVED IN HUMANITARIAN WORK, VOLUNTEERING IN SEVERAL ORGANISATIONS.

THIS COMBINATION OF PEOPLE SKILLS AND TECHNICAL KNOW HOW PREPARED ME WELL TO EMBRACE THIS PROJECT.

HELP WITH THE LOGISTICS, OR AS I LIKE TO CALL IT, THE HARD PART OF THE WORK:

  • TRANSPORTATION;
  • PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT;
  • SPEC SHEETS AND CERTIFICATES;
  • SAMPLES AND PREPARATION;
  • MATERIALS, PACKAGING AND ACCESSORIES

AND ANY WAY WE CAN FACILITATE THE ARRIVAL OF OUR PRODUCTS ONTO YOUR FACILITIES, SAFE AND SOUND.

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FRANCISCO ROCHA
Logistics & Purchases
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MIGUEL TEIXEIRA
Accounts Manager

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TO BE FURTHER CONVINCED TO PARTNER UP WITH US. I CAN PROVIDE  ANY INFO YOU MAY NEED, DISCUSS PRICING AND SHIPPING, SEND SAMPLES YOUR WAY AND HELP WITH PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL AND PRESENTATION IN ORDER TO CLOSE A DEAL, OR SMOOTH OUT ANY EDGES IN AN EXISTING PARTNERSHIP.

I GRADUATED IN MANAGEMENT WITH A MASTER IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, AND WORKED ACROSS PLENTY OF INDUSTRIES, SUCH AS POWER TOOLS, FURNITURE AND PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. I ACCRUED EXPERIENCE IN SALES, NEGOTIATION AND PROBLEM SOLVING, AND DEVELOPED A SENSIBILITY FOR ANTICIPATING NEEDS AND DEVELOPING LONG-TERM BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS.

AS AN ENTHUSIAST OF PORTUGUESE HISTORY AND ALL THINGS MULTICULTURAL, WORKING HERE MAKES ME RETURN 500 YEARS TO THE PAST AND BECOME A PORTUGUESE SAILOR – ONCE AGAIN PROMOTING OUR CULTURE AND GETTING TO KNOW NEW REALITIES.

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WORKING IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY AT A QUALITY, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT MANAGING CAPACITY GAVE ME THE EXPERIENCE TO DEAL WITH COSTUMER COMPLAINTS AND RETURNS, SPECS DATA AND TECH SHEETS; AS WELL AS AUDITS, ANALYTICAL CONTROL, SHELF LIFE, LABELLING, DEVELOPMENT AND WORKER TRAINING AND AWARENESS.

I WAS A RESEARCH FELLOW AT AGRARIAN HIGHER SCHOOL OF THE POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF BRAGANÇA – WORKING ON MICROBIOLOGICAL AND PHYSICOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF FOUR NEW TYPES OF HONEY, THAT WERE PREVIOUSLY NOT RESEARCHED.

I FOCUS ABSOLUTELY ON AN INCESSANT SEARCH FOR IMPROVEMENT, KEEPING ME RESILIENT, TENACIOUS AND HUMBLE TO GROW WITH AN OPEN MIND AND ABLE TO DEAL WITH WHAT THE FUTURE MAY BRING.

ANYTHING ABOUT QUALITY ISSUES:

  • SPECIFICATION DATA OF PRODUCTS;
  • TECHNICAL SHEETS;
  • LABELLING;
  • ANALYTICAL CONTROL;
  • CERTIFICATION;
  • MANAGEMENT OF CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS AND RETURNS.
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RICARDO MELO
Quality Control Manager
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JANINA BRANDÃO
Graphic Designer

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THIS IS WHAT I DID BEFORE BY

ANYTHING REGARDING COMMUNICATION OR GRAPHIC DESIGN, SUCH AS:

  • BRANDING
  • COMMUNICATION
  • PRESENTATIONS 
  • SOCIAL MEDIA
  • DIGITAL MARKETING

AND ANY OTHER VISUAL MATERIAL. LET’S SOLVE PROBLEMS!

I GRADUATED IN GRAPHIC DESIGN AND ADVERTISING.

I HAVE MORE THAN 10 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN BOTH PRINT AND DIGITAL DESIGN. WORKING IN GRAPHIC DESIGN, ILLUSTRATION AND SOCIAL MEDIA.

IN MY OPINION, TO BE A DESIGNER IS TO BE ABLE TO SOLVE A “PROBLEM” IN THE MOST CREATIVE AND APPEALING WAY!

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I AM A BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNATIONAL SALES MANAGER WITH EXPERIENCE DESIGNING, LEADING AND IMPLEMENTING A BROAD RANGE OF CORPORATE GROWTH AND REALIGNMENT INITIATIVES MAINLY IN THE F&B SECTOR.

I HAVE CUMULATED 10 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE ACROSS EUROPE, LATIN AMERICA AND CHINA, WHERE I WORKED WITH BRANDS LIKE TRAITEUR DE PARIS, BRIDOR, BONCOLAC, POPPIES, JUST EGG, HUNGRY PLANET AND NATA PURA.

IN MAINLAND CHINA, I HAVE FOCUSED ON BRAND STRATEGY WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF METHODS AND CONTENT TO RAISE BRAND AWARENESS, DRIVE CUSTOMER GROWTH AND IMPROVE A BRAND’S POSITIONING.

I’M ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT EMERGING PLANT-BASED BRANDS AND BAMBOO AS SUSTAINABLE MATERIAL.

WHATEVER IS NEEDED TO MAKE THINGS WORK BETWEEN US AND OUR PARTNERS.

I AIM TO CREATE AND DEVELOP INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES AND CONNECT MARKETS.

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Joana Saavedra
Business Developer