Message from the Directors
SUMA’s Top Management is committed in creating added value for customers, shareholders, workers and the waste sector, through sustainable and safe performance, focusing on emerging needs, innovation and commitment in activities that are of public service.
The experience of more than two and a half decades and the company’s organisational policy – based on the best environmental practices and governance, recognized by certification in quality, environment and safety – make the organization a reference in Portugal, as well as in the international markets in which it operates.
Manuel Costa has a degree in Industrial Engineering and Management and a MBA from AESE / IESE. He started his career at Mota-Engil Engineering in 2002 managing the technical and operational areas. He then worked for a year in Angola where he was responsible for the human resources department. In 2015, he joined SUMA, which he now presides, serving on the boards of directors of Mota-Engil Industry and Innovation, as well as in Manuel António da Mota Foundation.
With training in Economic and Business Sciences and specialization in Methods and Models, by the Universities of Santiago de Compostela and Complutense of Madrid, Pablo Barreiro has been linked to the waste sector since 2006, begining with Urbaser, in Morocco. From 2009, he is Vice-President and CFO of SUMA, which he accumulates with general manager of Urbaser, in Portugal.
He built his career in the areas of economics and finance, with most of it linked to metrics and statistical studies of public opinion and market research.
Chief Operating Officer
Carlos Garcez is a Civil Engineer. He began his professional life as a construction site manager for several Portuguese construction companies. In 1993, he joined Mota and Companhia universe, as the manager of one of its companies, and, in 2005, he was appointed general manager of the Angolan branch of Mota-Engil, SA. As of 2008, he integrates SUMA as director, subsequently taking over the management of collection and cleaning services in Portugal as well as in Angola, Mozambique and Oman.
Nuno da Costa
Chief Commercial Officer
With a degree in Environmental Engineering, Nuno da Costa joined the Business Development department at SUMA in 2000, as the manager for the national market (Center, South and Islands), taking over, in 2016, the management of the Business Development department and, two years later, he was appointed Director of SUMA to develop new business opportunities.