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BEHIND THE CURTAIN

CEO

Mabilio
Albuquerque

COO

Pedro
Pereira

FINANCE D.

Pedro
Perry

MARKETING D.

Nuno
Costa

COMMUNICATIONS

Filipe
Jensen

LOGISTICS M.

Francisco
Rocha

ACCOUNTS M.

Miguel
Teixeira

QUALITY M.

Ricardo
Melo

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MABILIO de ALBUQUERQUE
CEO & Founder

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THIS IS WHAT I DID BEFORE B+Y

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 B+Y

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ACADEMICALLY, I HAVE A STRONG BACKGROUND IN FOOD ENGINEERING, COUPLED WITH AN EXTENSIVE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN OPERATIONS AND RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT. I’M SKILLED IN MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS STRATEGY ACROSS SEVERAL INDUSTRIES AND SUPPLY CHAINS WITHIN EUROPE ASIA AND THE U.S. BEING AN INVITED LECTURER AT THE PORTUGUESE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY – ENGINEERING DEGREE – ALSO HELPS, IN TOUCH WITH NEW IDEAS AND THE YOUNGER GENERATION.

I GROUND MYSELF THROUGH MY PASSION: SURFING – I DESIGN AND BUILD OWN MY BOARDS AND COMB THE COASTS FOR THE BEST SPOTS. IT GIVES ME THE HUMILITY AND PEACE OF MIND TO OPERATE IN THIS MODERN FAST PACED WORLD

TO KNOW HOW OUR OPERATION WORKS IN ANY GIVEN CAPACITY:

  • PRICING;
  • PRODUCTION;
  • TRANSPORT AND STORAGE;
  • PRODUCT TECH AND DETAILS;
  • PACKAGING OPTIONS ;

AND ANYTHING REGARDING THE BUYING, MAKING, SHIPPING, PREPARATION, DEVELOPMENT AND CONSUMPTION OF OUR PASTRIES.

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PEDRO PEREIRA
COO
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NUNO COSTA
Marketing Director

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THIS IS WHAT I DID BEFORE B+Y

ANYTHING REGARDING MARKETING:

  • STRATEGIES;
  • PRODUCT LAUNCH;
  • PRODUCTS AWARENESS;
  • IN STORE ADVERTISEMENT;
  • MEDIA OR IMAGERY ASSETS;

OR ANY OF THE FURTHER SUBJECTS SUCH US MEDIA; PR; CASE STUDIES; FOOD SHOWS; OR PROMOTIONAL EVENTS;

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. 

THIS IS WHAT I DID BEFORE B+Y

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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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FILIPE JENSEN
Communications Director

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THIS IS WHAT I DID BEFORE B+Y

ANY AND EVERYTHING REGARDING INNER OR OUTER COMMUNICATIONS:

  • STRATEGIES;
  • EVENTS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS;
  • SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS;
  • PRESENTATIONS AND PRESS RELEASES;
  • COPYWRITING MATERIAL AND BLURBS;

AND BASICALLY ANYTHING CONCERNING THE WRITTEN WORD THAT WOULD HELP FURTHER YOUR BUSINESS AND OUR PARTNERSHIP.

STUDIED SOUND AND IMAGE, WITH MASTER IN DIGITAL ARTS.

LAUNCHED AN ADVERTISING AGENCY, FRESH OUT OF COLLEGE AND SIMULTANEOUSLY  PURSUED ACADEMIC INTERESTS IN THE FIELD OF DIGITAL ART.

MY EXPERIENCE AS  CREATOR IN MY COMPANY AND AS AN ACADEMIC WRITER ALLOWED ME TO DEVELOP A WRITING STYLE THAT IS BOTH EFFECTIVE AND ORIGINAL.

I TOOK ON THIS PROJECT TO SHOWCASE THESE PASTRIES TO THE WORLD – MAKE THEM A PART OF THE WORLD’S GASTRONOMIC LANGUAGE.

THIS IS WHAT I DID BEFORE B+Y

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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;

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

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FRANCISCO ROCHA
Logistics Director
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MIGUEL TEIXEIRA
Accounts Manager

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THIS IS WHAT I DID BEFORE B+Y

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.

THIS IS WHAT I DID BEFORE B+Y

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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 BREAGANÇA – 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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