Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO
Soares dos Santos was born in 1960.
He began his professional career at
the Jerónimo Martins Group in 1983, as a purchasing assistant in
the Perishables area of Pingo Doce, later joining the Operations
Department, as Store Manager.
In 1985, he worked in the Sales and
Marketing areas of Iglo/Olá (currently Unilever Jerónimo Martins)
and in 1990 he joined Recheio/Arminho, where he took on various
roles including that of Operations Director. In 1995, he was
appointed Managing Director of Recheio and elected as Director of
Jerónimo Martins, SGPS, S.A.
In 1999, he became head of
Operations in Poland and Brazil and in 2001 he also took over the
Group's Distribution in Portugal.
He was a member of the Executive
Board of Jerónimo Martins and responsible for Distribution until
He has been CEO since April 2010
and also Chairman of the Board of Directors since December 18th