Amorim wins ‘Best CEO’ at IRGAwards
António Rios de Amorim has won the award for ‘Best CEO’ at the annual Deloitte Investor Relations Awards. (IRGAwards)
The CEO of the cork company Corticeira Amorim was elected by the jury for the work he had undertaken in 2020, a year marked by the pandemic.
In the running for the award were also Cláudia Azevedo (Sonae SGPS), João Manso Neto (EDP Renováveis), Miguel Maya (Millennium bcp — who won in 2019) and Pedro Soares dos Santos (Jerónimo Martins).
“The greatest distinction was to have been in the company of the nominees who are my reference when it comes to management in Portugal,” said António Rios de Amorim who took the award on behalf of the 3,000 staff that the international cork company employs in 30 countries all over the world.
Miguel Stilwell d’Andrade of EDP was chosen as the best CFO in Investor Relations at the 33rd edition of the IRGAwards – last year the awards were cancelled because of the pandemic.
“It was a particularly difficult year taking into account all that happened. Apart from Covid-19, we had a cyberattack, we completed one of the biggest acquisitions ever in Spain, we had a capital raise, floated various bond issues and despite the difficult circumstances, we did well and this was recognised by the shareholders and investors”, said the Stilwell who is now CEO of the Portuguese power giant.
Other awards went to Cláudia Falcão (Jerónimo Martins), Best Investor Relations Officer in a gala ceremony that took place in Lisbon on Thursday.
“The IRGAwards seek to recognise and incentivise best practices in the development of the capital markets and distinguish companies, CEOs and staff, or other personalities who in each year have made an outstanding contribution to make the capital markets more efficient, transparent, socially responsible and useful to the Portuguese economy and society”, explains sponsors Deloitte. The focus of the awards this year was ‘Connect for impact with a human focus’. The jury was led by economist Vítor Bento, the new President of the Portuguese Banking Association.