Joao Pimenta has a solid background experience in business management. He graduated in Economics in 1983 and Business Administration in 1985 - Catholic University, Lisbon - and has a Master Degree in Business Management, Planning and Strategy by UAL (University Autónoma of Lisbon). He has a broad experience in coaching, leading and motivating professional teams, matching diversified environments, countries, tasks and products.
He worked in several FMCG (Fast Movement Consumer Goods); Environment & energy; and Telecommunication companies. In 2014 he embraced the goal of deploying in Portugal, from scratch, a new Cellular Network, enabling the IoT (Internet of Things), under SIGFOX technology, a global LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) Network, based on UNB (Ultra Narrow Band), dedicated to huge volumes of small messages from /to sensorized objects.
Summary of his experience: Director of NarrowNet - Portuguese Sigfox LPWA network, dedicated to IoT (since 2014); Director of Portugal Telecom (2006-2013) - Marketing and Sponsoring; Legal Director and Country Manager, Newell Rubbermaid / Sanford - Worldwide Leader in Writing Instruments and selected Office Products - (2002- 2006); Board member of HLC, energy and environment company (2000-2002); Local and European diversified Marketing and Sales tasks and responsibilities in the Gillette Company - (1988-2000); Marketing in Beiersdorf / BDF – Nivea (1986-1988)