Our Team

Paulino Dias
Chief Executive Officer / Board

Mr. Dias holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economic Sciences from Universidade Federal Fluminense (Brazil, 1999), a Post-Graduate and a Master's Degree in Management from ISCEE/ISCTE ( Cabo Verde/ Portugal, 2006-2008), with several complementary trainings in the fields of Marketing, Corporate Finance, Financial Markets Analysis, among others. In 2009 he was selected by the "African Leadership Institute" NGO as one of the potential future African leaders, having participated, in this capacity, in the "Desmond Tutu Leadership Program - 2009 Edition", which took place in Cape Town and at Oxford University (https://alinstitute.org/17-about-fellows/231-paulino-dias).
In the professional field, Mr. Paulino Dias has a remarkable experience of over 20 years, having held relevant positions at Caixa Económica, the 2nd largest bank in Cabo Verde (Executive Director, from August/2008 to June/2010), at IFH - Imobiliária, Fundiária e Habitat (Executive Director, 2007), and at Shell Cabo Verde (several positions, between 2000 and 2007). Between 2008 and 2012, he was also a university lecturer at the Instituto Superior de Ciências Económicas e Empresariais (www.iscee.edu,cv) and at the University of Cabo Verde (www.unicv.edu.cv), teaching Strategic Planning, Leadership, Strategic and Operational Marketing, and Investment Project Development. He held, until December 2016, the position of Honorary Consul of Turkey in Cabo Verde.
He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Pedro Pires Institute for Leadership (http://www.institutopedropires.org/). Since July 2010, Mr. Dias has been the CEO of PD Consult.

Helena Teixeira de Sousa  
Non-Executive Member / Board


Helena Sousa, holds a bachelor's degree in Social Work from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1988); she is a Human Resources expert, with over 30 years of professional experience. Her career includes work at the Cabo Verdean Institute for Minors, the Employment Center of Praia, the Vocational and Improvement Training Center, and the National Institute for Social Security (where she has held positions as Director of Human Resources, Director of the Planning and Studies Department, among others). She also has extensive experience as a Consultant in the fields of Organizational and Human Resources, having been involved, in this capacity, in dozens of projects for public and private clients in Cabo Verde.

Maria Ramos

Vogal Executivo  / Conselho de administração
Diretora Geral /Administrativa e Financeira

Maria Ramos, an Economist with a specialization in Finance and Credit from the Russian State University of Civil Construction, also holds a Certificate in Training for Trainers for Community Development, Project Planning, Management, and Evaluation.

With more than 10 years of professional experience, she is currently the Administrative and Finance Director of PD Consult, having assured the logistic and administrative-financial coordination of several consulting projects involving multidisciplinary consultant teams. Still in the consultancy field, she provided support in some projects as a research/ data collection assistant.

Cláudia Martins
Sales Director / Technical team

Cláudia Abreu Martins holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management from the Instituto Superior de Ciências Económicas e Empresariais ( Cabo Verde , 2010), Post-Graduate studies in Global Management from ISCEE/ISCTE ( Cabo Verde/ Portugal , 2011). She was part of the first ISCEE Students' Association -  Praia Branch, where she was the first elected president and, together with other colleagues, created the English Club that still exists.

In the professional field, Cláudia Abreu Martins, with 22 years of experience, has worked in International and National Organizations, Civil Service and Private Companies, namely: SCRYPTUS1 Lda and CULTUR Lda (Administration Advisor from April/2019 to May/2021), LAND Project - PRIME CONSULTING (Office Director from October/2014 to October/2016), Ministry of Interior (Director of Human Resources and Asset Management Services from March/2012 to October/2014). She was a lecturer at ISCEE - Instituto Superior de Ciências Económicas e Empresariais, having taught the subjects of Business Management Practices and Introduction to Organization and Management. She supports on a voluntary basis the José Andrade Cultural Foundation of Brava Island.

She joins the PD Consult team in May/2021, as Commercial Director.



Yuri Queita 
Operations Director / Technical team

Samir Pereira -  tem formação em Contabilidade e Administração com especializações de pós-graduação em Gestão Estratégica e de Projetos. O seu compromisso com a aprendizagem contínua definiu o seu dinâmico percurso profissional.

Como fundador da Cheetah Start, uma ONG de inovação e empreendedorismo, Samir mobiliza voluntários e destaca-se como consultor de negócios e inovação, criando modelos de negócios personalizados e estratégias de crescimento. Anteriormente à frente do Centro de Incubação de Empresas, Samir foi o curador de um ecossistema empresarial próspero, demonstrando a sua visão estratégica.

Um aprendiz ao longo da vida, a experiência de Samir abrange o pensamento de design, o desenvolvimento de modelos de negócios e a inovação aberta. A sua dedicação estende-se ao impacto na comunidade através de hackathons e formação empresarial, demonstrando um empenho na promoção do empreendedorismo e da inovação.

Como Diretor de Gestão de Projetos da PD Consult, Samir Pereira traz uma mistura de experiência e uma abordagem ágil que se alinha perfeitamente com o nosso compromisso com a excelência.




Samuel Silva 
Operations Officer / Technical team

Cabo-verdiano, licenciado em Economia pela Universidade de Cabo Verde em 2017, tendo defendido, para efeito, um trabalho de fim de curso, intitulado “Instituições e Crescimento Económico - Uma Aplicação Econométrica aos Países da África Subsariana (1990 – 2014)”.

He has been a PD Consult's staff, since April/2019, having performed the positions of Senior Officer in the Operations Department, with participation in the development of business plans, conducting economic and financial feasibility studies of various projects, evaluation of economic and financial performance and in other business areas.