Vanda de Jesus
Managing Director, Portugal Country Head | iCapital
PANEL: DIGITAL-WORK (R)EVOLUTION | DEVIL´S ADVACATE
OCTOBER 07, 2022 | 9:35 am
In her twenty years of experience, she had different roles (Business Consulting, Project Manager, Business Development and Sales & Marketing) and worked across different sectors from private to public setor: • Being Executive Director of Portugal Digital, a government Mission Unit responsible for the Portuguese Digital Transformation Action Plan, designed to accelerate Portugal's Digital transformation • At Microsoft Portugal she was CMO Lead and PR Lead and Creator of Building the Future • Prior to joining Microsoft Portugal, she worked as a Business Developer in Viatecla (a Portuguese SME Software House and Microsoft ISV’s). • Vanda was the Executive Director of APDC (Non Profit Association for the Development of Portuguese ICT and New Media sector) for 3 years. • Before that and she held different positions at FIL (Lisbon's Exhibition Fairground) from Marketing Manager, Business Developer to Business Director, responsible for all the exhibitions in the services sector (ICT, Tourism, Health, Public Sector, Real State & Education). • Between 2003 and 2005, Vanda was a Project Manager in UMIC (a Government Mission Unit for Knowledge and Innovation), responsible for Implementing the National Program for Electronic Procurement which later resulted in ANCP (National Public Procurement Agency). • She started her career as a Consultant in Leadership Business Consulting. How does Vanda describe herself? She is Passionate, Dynamic, Proactive, Creative, Resilient, Organized and Efficient. Recognized for the capacity for creating networks, conceive and sell ideas and strategies and make it happen, to manage in changing environments and the ability to motivate teams. She believes that we can make almost everything happen if we strongly believe in it and that everyone has always something to give, we just have to discover how.