José Vaz Pinto, GEG’s CFO and founding partner completed the degree in Civil Engineering in 1978 at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), and started developing his professional activity as a structural engineer.
In 1987, with civil engineer António Campos e Matos he founded GEG – Gabinete de Estruturas e Geotecnia. Under its management, several emblematic engineering projects are developed in the buildings sector. It supports, with projects development and coordination and definition of sustainable business strategies backing, a consistent and prolonged growth of the company in history.
As a civil engineer and project manager, we highlight the projects’ coordination in the area of buildings, such as Education sector, with projects developed for the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Escola Superior de Música do Porto or the University of Beira Interior; the Hotel sector, in particular the Sheraton Hotel in Porto, and the JASE Group hotels in the Douro; or Residential sector, with emphasis on the project of important urbanizations in Porto, such as the rehabilitation of the so-called Refrigerated Warehouse or the Mota-Galiza Urbanization.
Among the most recent projects, he was responsible for are the Namibe Fisheries Academy in Angola and the rehabilitation of one of the most emblematic buildings in Porto city, the Rosa Mota Pavilion known as the Crystal Palace.
As a managing partner, he currently serves as GEG chief financial officer, taking responsibility for financial operations, including accounting, treasury, taxation, information systems and human resources. Together with the other partners, it defines the company business development and management strategies.