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Patrick Monteiro Barros

Born in France to a French mother and Portuguese father, Patrick Monteiro de Barros spent his childhood and adolescence in Portugal, where he attended the Colégio Francês. He earned his degree in economics and business management in France.

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António Horta Osório

It was seven years later whilst working in London for Golman Sachs that he made his fist contact with the Spanish Santander banking group. He was head hunted and invited by Emílio Botín, president of the Santander Group, and his daughter Patrícia, to form an Investment Bank in Portugal

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Carlos Monjardino

Carlos Monjardino belongs to a dying breed. Few people today have his natural talent to successfully blend an inordinate amount of interests and embrace them with such joie de vivre. His story reads like a film script: studying in England, residing in Paris and Macao, and cultivating a passion for collecting alongside talents for...

João Lagos

On the 1st of January 2006, the 28th edition of the Dakar Rally set off from Lisbon. This prestigious motor sport event is sure to strengthen and promote Lisbon and Portugal's image abroad. One man stands behind this triumph for the nation, and his name is João Lagos.

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André Jordan

Accompanied by his two sons, Constantino and Gilberto, and his son-in-law Alexandre Botelho, André Jordan welcomed us to Belas, his residential golf development on the outskirts of Lisbon. Our conversation took place in a relaxed atmosphere, with the family happily sharing their thoughts on Portugal, tourism, the group's futur...

Domingos Piedade

With the deafening blare of race day at Estoril Racetrack ringing in our ears - a noise that Domigos Piedade is more than comfortable with - Essential met up with the AMG-Mercedes director about Formula One, his admiration for Ayrton Senna, and a life lived to a hectic rhythm of speed and passion.

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Albertino de Figueiredo

Albertino de Figueiredo, a Portuguese entrepreneur living in Madrid, is one of the leading philatelists

For some, stamp collecting could never be considered intrepid. But for Albertino de Figueiredo, it represents the adventure of a lifetime. A native of Oliveirinha, near Viseu in Beira, but living in Spain for ov...

Emílio Rui Vilar

This is the portrait of a master of many trades. In his time he has been a minister and a banker, a profession he considers his own, and he now heads the most important foundation in Portugal: the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

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Claudine de Cadaval

Close friends with Givenchy and Yves Saint Laurent, the Duchess of Cadaval tells us of her passion for music and for Portugal, which caused her to exchange the lights of Paris and New York for the charm of Lisbon and the peace of Évora.

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Miguel Paes do Amaral

A striking figure in Portugal's media sector, Miguel Paes do Amaral looks back on former times, shares his thoughts on the state of the nation and reveals the passions that drive him.

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