João Ferreira

Time is of the essence. Literally.

João is a Civil Engineer who was happy with his skills until of late. While he had mastered the technical aspect of his career, he felt he lacked the knowledge when it came to management. With the support of his current company, he enrolled the Executive MBA

João values time in its many forms, from punctuality to efficiency. Perhaps that comes from his early days as a competitive swimmer, when every second counts. You could say that sport has taught João a lot. From hard work to competition and teamwork, he also appreciates the sense of comradeship he got from playing rugby.

If work took João to Africa, he took himself to all other continents before he even reached 30. That has given him a sense of understanding of other cultures and compassion towards people. That reflects on his view of leadership and, as he aims to become the type of dedicated manager that focus on honesty and other people. And if all this sounds too serious, let us tell you that João is not without a great sense of humour.


Nationality Portuguese
Languages Portuguese, English, French, Castilian

Main skills

Adaptability

Hardworking

Capable of managing several goals at once

Teamplayer

Adventurous

 With a great sense of humour

Projects

Team leader in several metal and mechanics construction projects in Angola

Took his company’s business from Portugal and Angola to the North of Africa

Future Professional Interests

Becoming a top manager according to his own values

Seek new challenges to help him grow

Career Goals

João enrolled on this MBA to acquire new tools in order to take on bigger challenges, his main motivation to progress. He wishes to become a manager that stays true to his values, mainly: honesty and sincerity.

Likes & Curiosities

Music

Snowboard

Swimming and rugby

Travelled to 5 continents before reaching his 30s

“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough”

Albert Einstein

Timeline
2016
Executive MBA
2015
Marriage
2014
First professional project as Production Director
2012
First professional experience abroad
2011
Executive Master
2007
Degree in Civil Engineering
1984
Birth
Strategic
Focus
Assertiveness
Adaptability
Work capacity

Top 5
Strengths

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