António has a professional career at the highest level of world-class companies, in Telecom, Banking and consulting sectors and, for the last 8 years, has been working with the technology sector in California. Following a 10-year tenure (from 1998-2008) at Telefonica, as CEO of Telefonica Internacional, Telefonica Moviles and Telefonica Spain, Antonio has worked with VC Funds investing in this space, such as Benchmark, Wind or Sequoia, supporting the international expansion of companies such as Ruckus Wireless or Jasper Wireless where he served as Board Member. These two companies are good examples of successful VC investments, with valuable exits through IPO (Ruckus, $ 900 million) and sale to industrial player (Jasper to Cisco, $ 1.4 billion).
António was also CEO of Credit Suisse in Spain and Portugal from 2011 to 2016, serving, among others, a wide array of institutions that may be core to the expansion of technology companies in Europe and Latin America. Prior to 1998, Antonio also acted as Principal partner of McKinsey & Co and as CCO/COO of Banco BPI.
António holds an MA in Economics from Universidade Católica Portuguesa (1980) and an MBA from Insead (1983).