MARIA DOMINGAS CARVALHOSA
25 years’ experience of Public Relations sector.
She worked for the Radio (SOCI), Teatro Nacional de S. Carlos, Fundação Portuguesa de Bailado e Dança (Portuguese Dance Foundation) and Imago, where she spent 6 years as head of the Media Relations Office.
She founded, developed and spent over five years managing Citigate Sanchis, an agency that is currently part of a multinational group.
At the end of 2005, she opened her own agency, Frontpage. In 2010, following the acquisition of Frontpage by Lift, she became a shareholder and Director of Lift World. When Frontpage then became part of Lift Consulting, Domingas went on to take up office on the Executive Board of Lift Consulting.
In 2015, she would reposition Leadwide, an agency acquired by the Group in 2012 and launch Wisdom Consulting. In 2018, she left the Lift Group and acquired Wisdom Consulting, a company which she currently owns in its totality. When leaving the Lift Group, she took with her the entire Wisdom team, as well as all the company’s clients.
She fulfilled two terms as Vice-President of GRACE - Grupo de Reflexão e Apoio à Cidadania Empresarial (Reflection and Corporate Citizenship Support Group) and also held the offices of Vice-President and President of the General Assembly of APECOM, a business association representing the communication consulting sector.
She is currently President of the General Assembly of APRICEM – Associação para a Promoção de Inteligência em Competências Emocionais (Association for the Promotion of Intelligence in Emotional Skills) and is part of the Advisory Council of Maratona da Saúde.
ROSA MATOS BENTO
28 years’ professional experience. She is currently Managing Director at Wisdom Consulting.
She began her professional career in Advertising, where she worked for Master & Cox and the Lakeland Group. In 1993, she joined SIC where she was head of the Press and External Relations Office for 5 years.
As from ‘98, she was responsible for various accounts at Imago, in the Technology, Institutional and Consumption areas, among others.
She was Director of Marketing and Communication at the Bolina Publishing Group, publisher of the I.T. Magazine “Mega Guia”, General Manager of Citigate Sanchis and in 2009 founded the Communication Agency, Leadwide Consulting, which would give rise to Wisdom Consulting in 2015.
Her training is in Languages and Modern Literature and Marketing.
He has been with Wisdom since 2017, working on various Communication, Public Relations and Public Affairs projects.
He began his career as a journalist, having worked for various media organisations such as O Independente, Diário de Notícias, TVI and RTP, among others. Throughout his career he has worked on various content projects, namely audiovisual content in a wide range of areas such as Fashion, Music, Art, Lifestyle, Sport, Health or Gastronomy.
He was Advisor to the Minister of the Environment and Town and Country Planning and of the Deputy Secretary of State to the Minister of the Environment and Town and Country Planning, from July 2004 to March 2005, having coordinated the media relations office. He was also part of the Communications Office for ModaLisboa and Lisboa Fashion Week from 2008 to 2014.
Throughout his professional career he has received various awards, including the Público Award at FestIn for the production and script of the short film “Kuru”, selected for various international and Portuguese festivals, and the Novartis Investigative Journalism Incentive Award, as the result of an in-depth report.
He has 15 years’ professional experience in communication consultancy. He is currently Client Director at Wisdom Consulting with the responsibility for corporate and finance clients and for the area of Public Affairs.
He began his career at the newspaper Diário de Notícias (2000-2001). In 2001 he was the communication consultant for Pedro Santana Lopes’ campaign during the Lisbon local elections. Between 2002 and 2007 he carried out the role of media relations advisor to the Mayor of Lisbon.
Between 2007 and 2014 he worked for Lift Consulting, providing communication consulting and Public Affairs services to clients from various sectors, such as the Portucel Soporcel Group, BNP Paribas, Centromarca, Reditus Group, AHRESP, ANTROP, Bayer, Bwin, Betclic, Microsoft/ Xbox 360, Economist and Eurofinance Conferences, ASK Group, Panda Security, Quifel, Sérvulo & Associados, Thales, ZTE and Zagope, among others.
Joao Reis has a degree in International Relations and a post-graduation in Strategic Communications from Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
She has 20 years’ professional experience and is currently the Media Relations Director at Wisdom Consulting, working clients from various sectors such as Gilead Sciences, LeasePlan, PRIOI, ALEP – Associação do Alojamento Local em Portugal (Association of Local Accommodation in Portugal).
She previously worked at Imago, D&E Weber Shandwick and Citigate Sanchis in areas such as Pharmaceuticals, Real Estate, Technology, Consumption and the Automotive industry. In 2009, she co-founded the Leadwide Consulting Communication Agency which would give rise to Wisdom Consulting in 2015.
In the field of healthcare, she has already worked clients such as Bayer, Novartis Oncology and Fujisawa.
She has a degree in Communication Science, with a specialisation in Public Relations from Universidade do Minho.