CIP has new president

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The Portuguese Industrial Confederation – CIP has elected a new president. He is the entrepreneur Armindo Monteiro who will replace António Saraiva who steps down after 13 years.

Armindo Monteiro has had a long career as a businessman in the technology and civil construction sectors, as well as being actively involved in many associations.
He has occupied one of six vice-presidencies in the most representative business and entrepreneurial associations in the country (CIP with over 150,000 companies), representing ANETIE – National Association of Information and Electronic Technologies Companies.
Armindo Monteiro competed for the leadership of CIP with an electoral programme under the slogan ‘The strength of the economy is the strength of Portugal’ and promises to be the voice to defend Portuguese business owners over the next few years”.
The spokesperson for the metallurgy and metalworking industry, Rafael Campos Pereira who had known him for around 15 years and is also one of the vice-presidents of CIP (which is an umbrella confederation of several different business and industry associations), described the new president as a “friendly and remarkable entrepreneur, highly qualified for the role both as a business manager and in terms of running associations”.
In terms of Armindo Monteiro’s expected leadership style, he is likely to introduce a hallmark of a greater rupture and more assertive style with the Government while prepared to reach a consensus.
The new president of CIP founded Compta in 1972 which was considered the first Portuguese technology company which he sold to the Future Group in 2020 after a decade as its chairman and main shareholder.
Armindo Monteiro was also a shareholder and president of Softline between 1994 and 2010. That same year he became the owner of and CEO of Grupo Levon which conducts activities in civil construction, public works, infrastructure, environment, logistics, IT technologies and real estate management. The company is bases in Lisbon and holds companies in Angola, Namibia, Bolivia and Colombia.

About Future Compta

A multinational engineering group, based in Portugal, FUTURE COMPTA specialised in developing, integrating and optimising solutions in the IT – Information Technologies domain.
Last year it declared insolvency.