The Ambassadors

Who will be with you

If you got to this page it means that you care about who will be by your side along the way. We do too. Our Ambassadors will stand by you. They are your sidekicks. They will guide you through your path to level up.

to the fam

Who will be with you

Your Ambassadors embody your core-values.
Your empathy. Your resilience. Your strength.
Your energy. They bring KWAN to life.
They are your true colours.
Watch your sidekicks shine.

  • Andreia Gonçalves

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    Andreia Gonçalves
    Ambassador of KWAN
    This smartie studied Engineering before turning to HR Management! Easy on the tears, easy on the laughter too! Andreia (a.k.a. PJ’s) had a month long sleepover at São Tomé as a volunteer. She has a crazy pup called Rocky (he can’t tell but sometimes her Vila Real blood takes over her accent).
  • Antero Monteiro

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    Antero Monteiro
    Ambassador of KWAN
    As a huge football fan, Antero keeps up with every game of the English league and is a member of the biggest club in the world: Sporting Clube de Portugal. His family is very important to him, and spending time with his daughters in his hometown, Golegã, is how he enjoys spending his free time.
  • Artur Dinis

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    Artur Dinis
    Ambassador of KWAN
    Known as El Professor because of his role of onboarding new members in a previous job, Artur Dinis - he prefers Dinis - loves archaeology since he was a child, a passion he developed after living close to the Conimbriga roman ruins, and for having already been part of some archaeological activities in his youth. Moreover, Dinis loves wolves and dogs that look like wolves - although it might not be a match, as he was bitten by a husky once. #unrequitedlove
  • Beatriz Marques

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    Beatriz Marques
    Ambassador of KWAN
    Turns out the cookie monster is actually super #cute. Chocolate chips or hazelnut filling is the way to this glow girl’s heart. Beatriz is devoted to Queen Bey, and loves anything that shines almost equally. She cries easily, but then again, #cookies. She is always early for everything except if she finds a fluffy pet to pet. Kawaii!
  • Catarina Castro e Silva

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    Catarina Castro e Silva
    Ambassador of KWAN
    Catarina studied to become a psychologist but has work experience in several areas: human resources, management, and even marketing. She grew up with a twin sister, in Portugal, but it was in Angola that she found her twin soul. Today she’s a wife, a mother, and an awesome Ambassador of KWAN!
  • Cátia Narciso

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    Cátia Narciso
    Ambassador of KWAN
    Born and raised in Alentejo, Portugal, Cátia lived for 3 months in San Francisco, USA, for an internship which allowed her to work with companies like Google and Paypal, in Silicon Valley, California! She loves cats and would love to adopt one to make her company while working remotely - which she also loves - in her new house in Ribatejo. Too bad she’s allergic and has to quickly wash her hands every time she touches one! #notacatlady
  • Cláudia Rodrigues

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    Cláudia Rodrigues
    Ambassador of KWAN
    Besides having a son with talent enough to be a future KWANer (but with 10 years of school ahead of him) Cláudia loves cats and… the history of Portugal! Her son is called Afonso, the name of the first king of Portugal; her first cat was named Egas Moniz, the tutor of the same king; and her second cat is called Brites de Almeida, a brave lady who helped Portugal win the Battle of Aljubarrota. For Cláudia, travelling is more about the company than the destination: she doesn’t mind where she’s going, as long as she’s travelling with her son. ❤️
  • Duarte Fernandes

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    Duarte Fernandes
    Co-Founder & COO
    Duarte might seem like a tough guy but he is a soft heart. This kind giant spends his free time doing sports, reading, writing and playing with his dogs Júlio and Lola. He has a dynamic and extroverted personality and peaks when his team grows stronger. Wanna see him smile? “Results” is his magic word.
  • Eliana Almeida

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    Eliana Almeida
    Ambassador of KWAN
    Mocked by her peers for describing everyday events as incredible, Eliana is a joyful northern girl, very close to her family (including her two dogs, Sunny and Minnie) and friends. She loves series, especially La Casa de Papel and The Good Doctor. She loves them. They are incredible. #shediditagain
  • Fernanda Morais

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    Fernanda Morais
    Ambassadors of KWAN
    In Portugal we have a saying ‘who runs for pleasure do not get tired’ which truly applies to Fernanda, as she loves travelling (ask her about southern hemisphere countries and you won’t be disappointed) to run marathons! She’s also a fan of fresh mint tea and healthy food. All good habits she plans to go back to as soon as motherhood gives her a break. #newmom ❤️
  • Francisca Moro

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    Francisca Moro
    Fashion consultant in her free time and sugar addict, Francisca loves travelling. But forget about the mountains or vibrant cities, the beach is her niche. Looking for paradise? Ask Francisca. She'll tell you about 4.
  • Hélder Pinto

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    Hélder Pinto
    Ambassador of KWAN
    This early bird is in love with his town, Braga, home of the team that stole his heart, Sporting Clube de Braga. Hélder is a clean freak, and his desk proves it! Gym and reading time are a must, Dale Carnegie is his recommendation. He’ll make the world a better place one step at a time.
  • Inês Marques

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    Inês Marques
    Ambassador of KWAN
    This natural ginger is the oldest of 3 siblings. Inês loves the beach and has bikinis for dayyyys. She lived in São Tomé where she volunteered as a teacher. She graduated in Social and Organisational Psychology and could live off a good bowl of caldo verde. #kale
  • Isabela Barbosa

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    Isabela Barbosa
    Ambassador of KWAN
    Isabela is an adventurous, french fries lover, and book nerd (Saramago will never let you down!) who lives between Porto and Lisbon. She used to work in a museum before joining KWAN, and believes that guiding someone through their career, advising, supporting, and finally seeing them succeed is a kind of art too!
  • Joana Ferreira

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    Joana Ferreira
    KWAN Ambassador
    Joana has a cat named Tobias, but none of her plants survive long enough to get named. As a book lover, she’ll tell you to read 1984 by George Orwell, a.k.a. discuss politics at your own risk. Cleaning is a must, decorating too. And as she works hard, she plays hard too. A little party never hurt nobody, right?
  • João Mauritti

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    João Mauritti
    Outsourcing Branch Manager
    For this wine afficionado “that special bottle” can cost a few miles. Worth it, since beach, travelling and a cold one make João’s summer. Personal Development is shining light on most of his life right now. - But beware: he still knows how to get out of handcuffs. (If you hear a click, it was his jaw).
  • João Nicolau

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    João Nicolau
    Ambassador of KWAN
    João loves sports and starts the day by hitting the gym. Feeling like the big 30 is getting too close, he set the goal of visiting at least 50 countries during his 20s. After that, he plans to work remotely from his future beach house. He loves people, to make them laugh, and matching them with the perfect job.
  • Jorge Becho

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    Jorge Becho
    Ambassador of KWAN
    Jorge is a Potterhead. He also identifies as a top level nerd. He does it all, ladies: Lord of the Rings, Marvel and DC. He also founded his gaming team: Scalabis Squad. (You’ll eat dust in Rocket League). Special skills include being colour-blind and having yellow as his favourite colour.
  • Jorge Carvalho

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    Jorge Carvalho
    People Manager Support
    In love with electronic music, from Berlin to Detroit, Jorge always finds space at his home for another musical instrument. His many interests include spending time outdoors or watching a sci-fi movie. When it comes to work, the grateful words of a KWANer or a compliment from a People Manager, that truly is music for Jorge’s ears.
  • Marcelo Catita

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    Marcelo Catita
    Ambassador of KWAN
    Marcelo doesn’t discriminate food, he loves all kinds of gastronomy. His second favourite thing is travelling. He won’t miss a single Premier League game and misses summer all winter long. He’ll gladly join you for a drink and most probably smile so hard his cheeks ache. It’s a gift!
  • Mayra Roberto Farah

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    Mayra Roberto Farah
    Ambassador of KWAN
    In 2021 Mayra made two big life changes: moved from Brazil to Portugal and from the tourism sector to the IT sector. Cheese is what she loves the most about Portugal and the not-so-warm beaches of Porto (but she loves them anyway!) where she goes for walks with her daughter and to practice yoga.
  • Milene Machado

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    Milene Machado
    Ambassador of KWAN
    A sales girl with a (not so) secret passion for writing, Milene has been a published author since high school! Other passions of hers include social causes - which has taken her to Croatia to be a volunteer in an environmental project with children!
  • Rita Santos

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    Rita Santos
    Ambassador of KWAN
    Rita loves food. Cooking it, and eating it too! She has a published book about working conditions. Camboja is on her bucket list for spiritual wellness. Her motto is gratitude above everything else. She is annoyingly cheerful in the morning. But don't put her on a pedestal, she's afraid of heights.
  • Rui Alves

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    Rui Alves
    Founder & CEO
    His university friends call him Max. Pi, his sidekick, calls him Dad. Rui breathes Software Development and eats (keto) Company Culture for breakfast. He never gets enough of Austin, Texas and is super into NLP and Personal Development. Find him at Praia do Alemão, his favourite beach in the whole world.
  • Sara Melo

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    Sara Melo
    Ambassador of KWAN
    Born and raised in São Miguel, Azores but living in Lisbon for 11 years, Sara misses the most her favourite fruit in the world: the Azorean pineapple. She loves all about it: the taste, the color, and how beautiful pineapples are while growing up in her hometown farms. A bit faster than that is Sara’s other passion: Formula 1 and Moto GP. She doesn’t miss a second of a Grand Prix. Unless... maybe to go get some pineapple juice?
  • Susana Silva

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    Susana Silva
    Ambassador of KWAN
    Susana is the daughter every parent wishes for: swimming national vice-champion and violinist apprentice all by the age of 15. A few years later, and after a career reconversion, Susana went from business intelligence to tech recruitment with a lot of potential to become a winner once again!

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A hug from Sweden

In November 2016, Alexandre Rodrigues sent us a photo of his RUPEAL Group mug all the way from Stockholm:

“A hug from someone who won’t forget who always showed appreciation and treated me well!”

Christmas Dinner 2018

Our 2018 Christmas dinner was super cosy. Ugly Christmas sweaters included. The motto was “Get Cosy and Share More” and it made total sense.

The 2018 Summer Sessions was awesome!

We played bubble football, watched our national team play, had a few drinks, dinner and lots of music and dancing! And we can’t forget all the late night swims in the pool! We can’t wait for the next Summer Sessions!