The Ambassadors

Who will be with you

If you got to this page it means that you care about who will be by your side along the way. We do too. Our Ambassadors will stand by you. They are your sidekicks. They will guide you through your path to level up.

to the fam

Your Ambassadors embody your core-values.
Your empathy. Your resilience. Your strength.
Your energy. They bring KWAN to life.
They are your true colours.
Watch your sidekicks shine.

  • Andreia Gabriel

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    Andreia Gabriel
    KWAN Ambassador
    Andreia, a.k.a. Gabi, is hooked on empathy and adrenaline. And hugs. And popcorn. Anytime, any day. She’ll get #hangry often, so, an extra large bucket of sweet and salty will work wonders. She loves dancing (shhh) and wants to travel the world. She shares her sun sign with her ugly-pretty dog Fiona. Libra, FYI.
  • Andreia Gonçalves

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    Andreia Gonçalves
    Ambassador of KWAN
    This smartie studied Engineering before turning to HR Management! Easy on the tears, easy on the laughter too! Andreia (a.k.a. PJ’s) had a month long sleepover at São Tomé as a volunteer. She has a crazy pup called Rocky (he can’t tell but sometimes her Vila Real blood takes over her accent).
  • Beatriz Marques

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    Beatriz Marques
    Ambassador of KWAN
    Turns out the cookie monster is actually super #cute. Chocolate chips or hazelnut filling is the way to this glow girl’s heart. Beatriz is devoted to Queen Bey, and loves anything that shines almost equally. She cries easily, but then again, #cookies. She is always early for everything except if she finds a fluffy pet to pet. Kawaii!
  • David Fernandes

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    David Fernandes
    KWAN Ambassador
    David is pretty chill and straightforward. He enjoys making the most of life: eating out, partying and having a good time. You can win him over with some sarapatel and bebinca. Sweets are literally a sweet spot. He likes gardening and taking care of both plants and people.
  • Duarte Fernandes

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    Duarte Fernandes
    Co-Founder & COO
    Duarte might seem like a tough guy but he is a soft heart. This kind giant spends his free time doing sports, reading, writing and playing with his dogs Júlio and Lola. He has a dynamic and extroverted personality and peaks when his team grows stronger. Wanna see him smile? “Results” is his magic word.
  • Hélder Pinto

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    Hélder Pinto
    Ambassador of KWAN
    This early bird is in love with his town, Braga, home of the team that stole his heart, Sporting Clube de Braga. Hélder is a clean freak, and his desk proves it! Gym and reading time are a must, Dale Carnegie is his recommendation. He’ll make the world a better place one step at a time.
  • Inês Frade

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    Inês Frade
    Ambassador of KWAN
    Inês loves travelling, but suffers from she’s actually really brave every time she jumps on a plane. Her dream is to backpack across South America. She loves to read at the beach during sunset, but like also totally adores like 00’s pop music. #GuiltyPleasure Oh, and corgis are the best. Their butts, too!
  • Inês Marques

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    Inês Marques
    Ambassador of KWAN
    This natural ginger is the oldest of 3 siblings. Inês loves the beach and has bikinis for dayyyys. She lived in São Tomé where she volunteered as a teacher. She graduated in Social and Organisational Psychology and could live off a good bowl of caldo verde. #kale
  • Joana Ferreira

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    Joana Ferreira
    KWAN Ambassador
    Joana has a cat named Tobias, but none of her plants survive long enough to get named. As a book lover, she’ll tell you to read 1984 by George Orwell, a.k.a. discuss politics at your own risk. Cleaning is a must, decorating too. And as she works hard, she plays hard too. A little party never hurt nobody, right?
  • João Mauritti

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    João Mauritti
    Outsourcing Branch Manager
    For this wine afficionado “that special bottle” can cost a few miles. Worth it, since beach, travelling and a cold one make João’s summer. Personal Development is shining light on most of his life right now. - But beware: he still knows how to get out of handcuffs. (If you hear a click, it was his jaw).
  • Jorge Becho

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    Jorge Becho
    Ambassador of KWAN
    Jorge is a Potterhead. He also identifies as a top level nerd. He does it all, ladies: Lord of the Rings, Marvel and DC. He also founded his gaming team: Scalabis Squad. (You’ll eat dust in Rocket League). Special skills include being colour-blind and having yellow as his favourite colour.
  • Marcelo Catita

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    Marcelo Catita
    Ambassador of KWAN
    Marcelo doesn’t discriminate food, he loves all kinds of gastronomy. His second favourite thing is travelling. He won’t miss a single Premier League game and misses summer all winter long. He’ll gladly join you for a drink and most probably smile so hard his cheeks ache. It’s a gift!
  • Rita Santos

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    Rita Santos
    Ambassador of KWAN
    Rita loves food. Cooking it, and eating it too! She has a published book about working conditions. Camboja is on her bucket list for spiritual wellness. Her motto is gratitude above everything else. She is annoyingly cheerful in the morning. But don't put her on a pedestal, she's afraid of heights.
  • Rui Alves

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    Rui Alves
    Founder & CEO
    His university friends call him Max. Pi, his sidekick, calls him Dad. Rui breathes Software Development and eats (keto) Company Culture for breakfast. He never gets enough of Austin, Texas and is super into NLP and Personal Development. Find him at Praia do Alemão, his favourite beach in the whole world.

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A hug from Sweden

In November 2016, Alexandre Rodrigues sent us a photo of his RUPEAL Group mug all the way from Stockholm:

“A hug from someone who won’t forget who always showed appreciation and treated me well!”

Christmas Dinner 2018

Our 2018 Christmas dinner was super cosy. Ugly Christmas sweaters included. The motto was “Get Cosy and Share More” and it made total sense.

The 2018 Summer Sessions was awesome!

We played bubble football, watched our national team play, had a few drinks, dinner and lots of music and dancing! And we can’t forget all the late night swims in the pool! We can’t wait for the next Summer Sessions!