João developed his career in international and investment banking in Millenniumbcp, the biggest private owned bank in Portugal, and is specialized in Corporate Finance in International Markets by INSEAD (France).
He was deputy-manager of the Macao/China off-shore branch. later he was responsible for the bank national and international credit risk (Europe/US and Asia), head of structure finance and credit sale around the world. João was also appointed has one of the bank board advisors regarding liquidity issues. He joined Pestana Hotel Group in 2012 as Board Member in-charge for Corporate Finance. He is also member of Pestana Executive Committee and responsible for the general funding of the Group.