Carlos Nuno Gomes da Silva
CEO AND VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, Galp
Humans. Networks. Energy. All of these are needed to run a business, grow a movement, or build a future. As CEO of the Portuguese energy company Galp, Carlos has unique insight into all of the above. By growing resilience in the hearts, bodies, and minds of his company, he’s leading Galp towards a sustainable future based on not only innovation and engineering, but human learning and talent development. His ultimate goal is to develop viable energy solutions that literally move our lives forward.
Carlos has a wide experience in the Oil and Gas sector where he spent most of the 27 years of his professional career. He joined Galp Energia in the early 90’s, and in that decade he held several management roles in Refining, Supply, Trading, Planning and Control, and Strategy. From 2001 to 2007, he worked in the beverages industry at Unicer (a Carlsberg Croup company), where initially he was responsible for Strategic Planning and M&A and then serving as chief operating officer.
He rejoined Galp Energia in 2007 as a member of the board of directors, becoming also an Executive Director in 2008. He was in charge of several corporate areas, such as Procurement, HR, Marketing, Investor Relations, Communication, Innovation, and Legal & Compliance. He was appointed Galp Energia's CEO and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors in April 2015.