Aerospace / Foundering

BIO:

In 1978 Pedro finished his 5 year degree on Law at the Classic University of Lisbon. His first job was in a small office of a German foundation, active in the field of management consultancy and project coaching. Afterwards he started working at the National Parliament as a freelance interpreter for the European Institutions (French-English-Portuguese-German). In 1991 he joined the automotive Industry (Delphi) where he started his career in the Human Resource department, after which he continued towards Operations. He attended the ‘INSEAD IEP’ course and finally positioned himself as a local Plant Manager for Delphi as of 1996. Pedro optimized plants in France and Portugal for the Delphi Corporation and during this period he coached his workforce in lean manufacturing and lean enterprise and installed the basic principles in every plant under his supervision. In 2002 he continued his activities in the automotive sector for Faurecia where he was managing 2 sites with 1200 employees. Since 2005 he became a management consultant, mainly working on productivity improvement and cost savings projects in sectors ranging from industry to services all over Europe.