Predictably, the current executive committee members of Nos are all incorporated in the proposal for the board of directors of the company. The voting for these proposed names will take place on May 8, and the proposed group would steer the company through the 2019/2021 triennium.
Some of the members serving in Nos’ executive committee and present in its recommended list of the non-executive board are Miguel Almeida, Jose Pedro, Ana Marques, Jorge Graca, and Manuel Eanes. Another unsurprising name in the proposed list is Jorge Brito Pereira, the current Nos’ chairperson.
Isabel dos Santos has seen the name of a few people she has previously worked with included in the proposed list. For instance, Mario Leite da Silva, her aide in Portugal, is on the list. She has also retained Catarina Van-Dunem. Antonio Correia Teles who served with Isabel at Sonangol will now take over as Nos’ non-executive director.
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Who is Isabel dos Santos?
Isabela dos Santos is a shrewd Angolan businesswoman, the richest woman in Africa, and the eldest child of retired President Jose Eduardo dos Santos of Angola. Forbes research of 2013 shows that the net worth of this wealthy businesswoman was over $2 billion. Isabel dos Santos appeared in the BBC’s list of 100 most powerful women in the world in 2015. She holds an electrical engineering degree from London-based King’s College.
In the last two decades, Isabel dos Santos has held senior managerial positions in many prominent European stock exchange-listed companies. After her university education, she relocated from London to Angola in the early 1990s. She immediately secured a job with Urbana 2000 as a project manager engineer. This company had secured a contract to clean and sanitize the city. After that, she started a trucking business. She ventured into telecommunication business following the extensive usage of walkie-talkie technology.
She opened a night club and beach restaurant called Miami Beach Club on the Luanda Island in 1997. She grew her business interest on a global scale, acquiring stakes in several Angola and Portugal-based companies. In June 2016, Isabel joined the Angolan state oil company, Sonangol, as the chairperson, following an appointment by his father. She left the company in 2017.