Valter Xavier

A leader making other leaders.

If you are in need of a book recommendation, Valter is the one to ask. He enjoys a good story, as well as history, and those transporting him to other worlds are his favourite.

This may be surprising if you consider Valter comes from the very down-to-earth field of accounting. He had his start in a bank, but then went on to explore occupational health before returning to a more financial-focused area. He has overcome truly challenging situations and relates that to his need of getting out of his comfort zone.

Valter aims for big goals in his career, which involves getting everybody engaged to his own big goals. Valter wishes to become the type of leader who breeds more leaders and relies on his skills to help him get there and, of course, this MBA. Valter relies on his soft skills to help him get there and, of course, this MBA.

Valter prides himself in speaking to every single person in his workplace and believes that valuing people is essential for company growth.


Nationality Portuguese
Languages Portuguese, English, French, Spanish

Main skills

Leadership

Moving people

Persuasion

Communication

Excellent interpersonal skills

Empathy

Pragmatic

Pro-active

Projects

Aeroespacial machinery design

Military-related aeronautics projects

Electronic and hydraulic projects

Lead a team of 7 senior Spanish engineers

Future Professional Interests

Strategy

Innovation

Marketing

Design thinking

Career Goals

Valter wishes to become a great leader, one who will make people feel valued and understood. He is taking this MBA to challenge himself and get him out of his comfort zone - Finance. Valter is hoping to also seed some leaders among the people he works and will work with.

Likes & Curiosities

Cycling

Running

Reading

Watching films such as Star Wars and The Matrix

History

Travelling

“All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honour, duty, mercy, hope.”

Winston S. Churchill

Timeline
Being accepted in the Executive MBA
Chief Financial Officer at the age of 30

Winning academic elections
Being selected to Caixa Geral de Depósitos
Birth of his daughter
Marriage
Getting into College
Resilient
Authentic
Communicator
Trustable
Sense of mission

Top 5
Strengths

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