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We are a management company that manages Real Estate Investments and Venture Capital Funds

78

Total active funds

2,700

Billion euros under management

770+

Active Clients
Financial Reports
Our approach and values

Values are more than words, they shape everything we do

We act with particular diligence when selecting those credit institutions, learning everything we can about them.

To safeguard the interest of its clients, we added a conflict of interest policy to our Internal Regulation.

This office contributes to a culture that guarantees the respect for ethical values.

We comply with all procedures required to fight any type of criminal activity.

This society executes the ‘know your client’ policy strictly, via acceptance, identification, monitoring and risk management on every client.

We act with particular diligence when selecting those credit institutions, learning everything we can about them.

To safeguard the interest of its clients, we added a conflict of interest policy to our Internal Regulation.

This office contributes to a culture that guarantees the respect for ethical values.

We comply with all procedures required to fight any type of criminal activity.

This society executes the ‘know your client’ policy strictly, via acceptance, identification, monitoring and risk management on every client.

HISTORIC LANDMARKS
March
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2008

Lynx was Founded

On March 19 2008, LYNX was founded, then called MNF Gestão de Ativos - SGFIM, S.A.

September
 - 
2008

The Activity Begins

The license to operate is obtained on September 17, the date on which the activity begins.

October
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2008

First Funds

The first real estate investment fund and the first securities investment fund are launched under the company's management.

December
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2011

167 Million in Assets

Three years after the start of the operations, MNF had 167 million euros of assets under management, with 4 real estate funds and 4 securities funds.

January
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2014

First Venture Capital Funds

The first venture capital fund under the company's management is launched. The company reaches ten funds under management.

September
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2015

New Designation

On September 11, the company's name was changed to LYNX Asset Managers - SGFIM, S.A.

January
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2017

First SICAFI

LYNX launches the first SICAFI, being the first institution to do so in Portugal.

January
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2018

495 Million in Assets

LYNX nearly triples the volume of assets under management to 494.5 million euros.

January
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2022

1.28 Billion

The company reaches 51 funds under management and exceeds €1.28 billion under management, almost tripling the volume achieved in 2018.

January
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2022

17 SICAFI

In SICAFI, it already works with the main real estate groups and has 17 companies (more than 42% of the volume of assets under management).

January
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2022

Venture Capital: 20 Funds

In venture capital, it reaches 20 funds (close to 40% of total assets).

January
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2022

Growth

LYNX's team of professionals reaches 30 elements.

March
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2023

60 funds under management

Lynx reaches 60 funds under management

March
 - 
2008

Lynx was Founded

On March 19 2008, LYNX was founded, then called MNF Gestão de Ativos - SGFIM, S.A.

September
 - 
2008

The Activity Begins

The license to operate is obtained on September 17, the date on which the activity begins.

October
 - 
2008

First Funds

The first real estate investment fund and the first securities investment fund are launched under the company's management.

December
 - 
2011

167 Million in Assets

Three years after the start of the operations, MNF had 167 million euros of assets under management, with 4 real estate funds and 4 securities funds.

January
 - 
2014

First Venture Capital Funds

The first venture capital fund under the company's management is launched. The company reaches ten funds under management.

September
 - 
2015

New Designation

On September 11, the company's name was changed to LYNX Asset Managers - SGFIM, S.A.

January
 - 
2017

First SICAFI

LYNX launches the first SICAFI, being the first institution to do so in Portugal.

January
 - 
2018

495 Million in Assets

LYNX nearly triples the volume of assets under management to 494.5 million euros.

January
 - 
2022

1.28 Billion

The company reaches 51 funds under management and exceeds €1.28 billion under management, almost tripling the volume achieved in 2018.

January
 - 
2022

17 SICAFI

In SICAFI, it already works with the main real estate groups and has 17 companies (more than 42% of the volume of assets under management).

January
 - 
2022

Venture Capital: 20 Funds

In venture capital, it reaches 20 funds (close to 40% of total assets).

January
 - 
2022

Growth

LYNX's team of professionals reaches 30 elements.

March
 - 
2023

60 funds under management

Lynx reaches 60 funds under management

THe team

A cohesive, independent management team

João Lino de Castro
President of the Board of Directors

Joined the Company: 2008
Contact: joao.castro@lynxassetmanagers.com

He has been President of the Board of Directors of LYNX Asset Managers since 2021, and is directly in charge of the Legal and Human Resources departments. He is also President of the Board of LYNX Holding since 2016, where his main responsibilities are the definition and implementation of the strategy and growth opportunities of the participated companies. He monitors their activity, making the budget control and performance analysis. With a degree in Law, he began his career as a lawyer. In 1992, he became executive director of TDF - Sociedade Gestora de Fundos de Investimento Imobiliário. At the same time, he also became advisor to the board of the construction company Teixeira Duarte. He was also executive director of PTG - SGPS and vice-president of the executive board of AMBACTUS and of Refrigeração e Estruturas Metálicas d' Alagoa. He was also president of the executive board of several real estate companies, based in Figueira da Foz. He was also head of the board of directors of the publishing company Megafin for seven years.

João Lino de Castro
President of the Board of Directors
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António Aranha
Member of the Board

Joined the company: 2008
Contact: antonio.aranha@lynxassetmanagers.com

He founded LYNX in 2008 and has been director since the management company's inception. He is responsible for the Structured Funds Division of the company. He has more than thirty years of experience in Private Banking, Brokerage, Real Estate and Securities Investment Funds and Venture Capital and is linked to the beginning of the development of the derivatives market in Portugal.
With a degree in Business Management, he started his professional career in Banco Comercial Português group, where he would build a good part of his career. He started as a Private Banker, and years later he assumed the position of Deputy Director in the Private Banking - Wealth Management Investment Department of Millennium bcp.
He also headed the Oporto office of the brokerage firm Comercial Dealer. Still in the BCP group, he was director of AF - Investimentos, investment funds management company and, later, director of the consulting and management areas of the Millennium Fundos de Investimentos and Private Equity Funds.

António Aranha
Member of the Board
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Guilherme Borba
Member of the Board

Joined the Company: 2017
Contact: guilherme.borba@lynxassetmanagers.com

He is senior partner and director of LYNX Asset Managers since 2017, being responsible for the Commercial Department, namely for attracting domestic and foreign investors and FCR and Real Estate investments. He is also a director of LYNX Holding since 2019. Born in 1972, he graduated in Management and has a diversified professional career thanks to his experience in sectors such as media, real estate and tourism investments, automotive and venture capital.
He began his career at Media Capital, where he was commercial director. At Megafin, a publishing company, he was commercial and distribution director, and later administrator. He has held management positions in companies in the real estate and tourism sectors, and is also vice-president of the Board of Directors of Lince Capital.

Guilherme Borba
Member of the Board
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João de Deus Pinheiro
Director - Investments and Markets Department

More than twenty-five years of experience in several areas of the financial sector, ranging from equity research to private banking, investment banking and real estate fund management.

Head of the Commercial area of Interfundos – SGOIC, specialized in the management and the setup of Real Estate Funds. Head of the Real Estate Development area at Banco Comercial Português.

Started his career at Quimigal Group, before moving to the research area of Banco Cisf, investment bank.  

Hasan Industrial Management Engineering degree from Universidade Nova de Lisboa - FCT and an MBA from UBI – Business School, in Brussels.

Joined LYNX Asset Managers in 2023.

João de Deus Pinheiro
Director - Investments and Markets Department
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Pedro de Sousa Mendes
Member of the Board

Joined the Company: 2008
Contact: pedro.mendes@lynxassetmanagers.com

He has over thirty years of experience in the field of Asset Management and has been with LYNX Asset Managers since the beginning. As a director, he is directly responsible for the Compliance and Risk Management departments.
Born in 1965, he graduated in Business Administration and Management and started his career in the BCP group. He started as an analyst in the research department of Interfinança - Gestão de Patrimónios, S.A. At BCP Investimentos, he was portfolio manager and later sub-director of BCP.
He was also director of the client area of NCO - Gestão de Patrimónios, where he later became director. He was also on the board of First Portuguese - Sociedade Gestora de Patrimónios. Later he was part of the administration of MNF Capital and, later, administrator in the publishing company Megafin.

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Member of the Board
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Vítor Francisco
Director - Financial and Operations Management

Joined the company: 2008
Contact: vitor.francisco@lynxassetmanagers.com

He has been with LYNX since the very first moment. With a degree in Economics, his professional career also includes eight years as deputy manager of operations and accounting at NCO Dealer and NCO Patrimony Management. At Megafin he was a director, responsible for the financial and accounting areas. He is also a non-executive manager at Mii Capital (LYNX group).

Vítor Francisco
Director - Financial and Operations Management
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António Gonçalves da Cunha
Subdirector - Structured Funds Department

Joined the company: 2017

With a degree in Business Management, his professional background includes the position of 'Sales Manager & Sales Engineer' at ACRV - Comércio de Veículos e Peças, where he was responsible, namely, for strategic sales planning and its execution.

António Gonçalves da Cunha
Subdirector - Structured Funds Department
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António Noronha Andrade
Director - Legal Department

Joined the company: 2022

Graduated in Law from Universidade Católica Portuguesa in 1997. Attended Post-Graduation in Commercial Law at Universidade Católica Portuguesa. He has been practicing law for over twenty years, having focused his activity in the areas of Commercial and Corporate Law, Insurance Law, Labor, Criminal Law and Litigation. Joins Lynx since 2022.

António Noronha Andrade
Director - Legal Department
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Beatriz Pereira de Almeida
Technician - Structured Funds Department

Joined the company: 2023

Joined Lynx Asset Managers as a technician, in the Structured Funds Management team, in the second quarter of 2023.

 She started her professional career in 2021, as Junior Auditor at BDO Portugal. Subsequently, joined the holding company of the Mota Engil group, related to the waste treatment and collection industry, where she performed functions in management control, financial analysis, and project management follow-up.

 She has a degree in Management from the Católica Porto Business School, having also studied 6 months in Administration at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.

Beatriz Pereira de Almeida
Technician - Structured Funds Department
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Bernardo Prates
Technician - Structured Funds Department

Joined the company: 2024

Bernardo Prates
Technician - Structured Funds Department
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Bernardo Pinto
Technician - Structured Funds Department

Joined the LYNX team as a Technician at August 2023,starting his professional career.

Graduated in Economics from ISEG - Lisbon School ofEconomics and Management, and has four years of studies in Theology at thePortuguese Catholic University, Lisbon.

Bernardo Pinto
Technician - Structured Funds Department
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Breno Macedo
Technician – Financial and Operations Management
Joined the company: 2023

Possessing accumulatedover 4 years of experience in accounting and finance paperwork, complementedwith a degree in Accounting, a diverse skill set has been developed. 

 

This includes familiarity with a variety of accounting software and financial reporting, in addition to acomprehensive understanding of the daily finance routines. 

 

It also encompasses expertise in managing accounts payable, invoicing, and cultivating positiveclient interactions.

Breno Macedo
Technician – Financial and Operations Management
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Breno de Sá
Technician - Risk Management

Joined the company: 2023

Economist with experience in research and monitoring of the macroeconomic scenario, with emphasis on the industrial sector, at the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) in Brazil.

In addition, worked in the Transfer Pricing area, developing benchmark studies and economic analysis at PwC Portugal.

Gratuated in economics from Federal Fluminense University and owns a master’s degree in economics from University of Porto.

Breno de Sá
Technician - Risk Management
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Cláudia Ferreira
Associate Director - Compliance/Risk Management

Joined the company: 2008

With a degree in Law, she started her professional career in 2003 at the law firm RSA. Later joined PRA - Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados. She is in the Legal Department of LYNX since the beginning of the firm.

Cláudia Ferreira
Associate Director - Compliance/Risk Management
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Cristina Ruano
Subdirector - Structured Funds Department

Joined the company: 2014

With over thirty years of experience in the financial sector and a degree in Economics, she has worked predominantly in the areas of Private Banking, Structured and Investment Funds, having held management positions in institutions such as Banco Internacional de Crédito, Barclays Bank and BPN.

Cristina Ruano
Subdirector - Structured Funds Department
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Francisco F. Mendonça
Technician - Structured Funds Department

Joined the company: 2018

He started his career at Vínus Angola in 2004, in marketing management and client follow-up. He was then at Credicontrolo (sales management) and later at C&C Advogados in Macau, where he was responsible for the client management department. He has a degree in Marketing.

Francisco F. Mendonça
Technician - Structured Funds Department
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Francisco Roquette
Technician - Structured Funds Department

Joined the company: 2020

He has worked in the permanent representation of Portugal in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and in the consultancy ESSENTIA, in the assistance to the CEO and Board of Directors and in the Project Management area, among other stages of his career. He has a degree in Modern and Contemporary History and a post-graduate degree in Political Science and International Relations.

Francisco Roquette
Technician - Structured Funds Department
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Gisela Figueiredo
Associate Director-Financial Operations Management

Joining the company: 2020

With a degree in Management, she began her career in the BCP group in 1997, having worked in the areas of valuation, accounting and reporting to the supervision entities of securities and real estate funds, support for portfolio management and market room.

Gisela Figueiredo
Associate Director-Financial Operations Management
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Gonçalo Amorim
Technician – Financial and Operations Management
Joined the company: 2024
Gonçalo Amorim
Technician – Financial and Operations Management
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Iarla Corado
Technician – Financial and Operations Management
Joined the company: 2023

Iarla Corado
Technician – Financial and Operations Management
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Joana Torcato
Technician - Structured Funds Department

Joined the company: 2022

Graduated in Civil Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico and currently finalizing her master's dissertation to obtain a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Construction from the same institute.

Author and co-author of two published papers on Asset Management, presented at CongrEGA and the 16th Edition of WCEAM.

Joana Torcato
Technician - Structured Funds Department
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José Castro
Technician - Structured Funds Department

Joined the company: 2023

José Castro
Technician - Structured Funds Department
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José Mendes
Director - Investment and Markets Department

Joined the company: 2021

He has over 30 years of experience in the financial sector, mostly in asset management, and has been with LYNX since 2021. With a degree in Economics and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), he started his career at Banco Fomento Exterior. He was then a director at Eurovalor and spent about twenty years at BPI Gestão de Ativos, where he held, among other positions, those of portfolio manager, analyst, and Head of Equity Research. At LYNX, he is also responsible for the Asset Valuation department.

José Mendes
Director - Investment and Markets Department
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João Bettencourt
Technician - Structured Funds Department

Joined the company: 2024

João Bettencourt
Technician - Structured Funds Department
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Leonor Damião
Technician - Structured Funds Department

Joined the company: 2019

With a Solicitor degree, she has extensive experience in customer relationship management. Her career includes the position of Special Processes Assistant at NOS and Licensing Administrator at the same company.

Leonor Damião
Technician - Structured Funds Department
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Luís Costa
Technician – Financial and Operations Management
Joined the company: 2023

He started his professional career at NHOOD in 2016, as a Junior Accountant. Later on, he was part of the Accounts Payable Team at the french multinational company Thales, as an Assistant Accountant.

 

And finally,he has already some experience dealing with a Company that manages Real Estate Fund Investments, because he performed tasks as an Accounting Technician at GEF,S.A.

 

He has a degree in Management from Nova School of Business and Economics.

Luís Costa
Technician – Financial and Operations Management
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Luís Fragoso
Director - Compliance

Joined the company: 2019

With a degree in Law and post-graduate studies in Stock Exchange and Insurance Banking Law and Corporate Law, he has extensive experience in the financial sector as a lawyer. He started his career in 2001 and this includes the position of legal auditor at Câmara Municipal de Oeiras, lawyer and legal consultant at Caixa Banco de Investimento and also legal consultant at Caixa Geral de Depósitos.

Luís Fragoso
Director - Compliance
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Maria João Tomás da Costa
Technician - Financial and Operations Management

Joined the company: 2019

With a degree in Business Administration and Management, she was a credit analyst at Sofinloc, administrative and financial analyst at Aspapel - Comércio Internacional and administrative at EPAL, among other functions performed in her professional career.

Maria João Tomás da Costa
Technician - Financial and Operations Management
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Madalena Pinto
Technician - Compliance Department

Joined the company: 2019

With a degree in Law, she started her career at Maria João Gonçalves, Advogados, followed by GG Advogados, where she worked in areas such as global corporate consulting and real estate.

Madalena Pinto
Technician - Compliance Department
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Madalena Próspero
Technician - Structured Funds Department

Joined the company: 2021

She started her career as an asset manager at the real estate investment fund management company FundBox and later was a founding partner and manager of UTIL BOX. She has a master's degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon and a post-graduate degree in Real Estate Management and Valuation from Lisbon School of Economics and Management (ISEG).

Madalena Próspero
Technician - Structured Funds Department
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Mariana Costa
Technician - Structured Funds Department

Joined the company: 2023

Mariana Costa
Technician - Structured Funds Department
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Mafalda Batista
Technician – Financial and Operations Management
Joined the company: 2023

Mafalda Batista
Technician – Financial and Operations Management
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Maria João Mayer
Technician - Structured Funds Department

Joined the company: 2023

More than 15 years of experience in Private Banking in Switzerland - Zurich at an Asset Management Company and in Portugal, Lisbon at Banco Invest S.A.

Compliance Officer for SAAM (Swiss Association ofAssets Management). Back-Office in Asset Management Company in Portugal. Degree in Applied Psychology from Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias in Lisbon and Instituto Superior de Psicologias Aplicadas in Lisbon.

Maria João Mayer
Technician - Structured Funds Department
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Maria João Oliveira
Technician - Financial and Operations Management

Joined the company: 2019

She has been connected to the financial sector almost since the beginning of her career. Among the roles she has held are financial account at CTT, marketing technician at Banco Finantia and insurance technician at Sofinloc.

Maria João Oliveira
Technician - Financial and Operations Management
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Renato Morais
Technician - Investment and Markets Department

Joined the company: 2019

Experience with asset valuation of venture capital funds and valuation of shareholdings in SICAF. Experienced professional in transaction services/due diligence with experience in two Big Four. Graduated in economics and management, he has apostgraduate degree in auditing.

Renato Morais
Technician - Investment and Markets Department
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Miguel Santos
Technician – Financial and Operations Management

Joined the company: 2022

Graduated in human resources management and with a postgraduate degree in accounting and taxation.

Work trajectory that includes 5 years of experience in the banking area.

He worked as a BackOffice technician at BPI bank and in the commercial area at Millennium BCP bank.

Miguel Santos
Technician – Financial and Operations Management
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Miguel Assunção
Technician - Compliance/Risk Management

Joined the company: 2019

He started his professional career in 1998, having a good part of his path happened at the Banco Internacional do Funchal, where he was bank account manager, and then at the Caixa de Crédito Agrícola de Vila Franca de Xira, with the same position.

Miguel Assunção
Technician - Compliance/Risk Management
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Ricardo Mateus
Technician - Financial and Operations Management

Joined the company: 2023

Ricardo Mateus
Technician - Financial and Operations Management
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Rita Fonseca
Technician - Structured Funds Department

Joined the company: 2023

Rita Fonseca
Technician - Structured Funds Department
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Ruben Martins
Technician - Structured Funds Department

Joined the company: 2023

Ruben Martins
Technician - Structured Funds Department
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Solange Dinis
Technician - Financial and Operations Management

Joined the company: 2023

With training in accounting, having a professional experience of 15 years, exercising his functions as a accountant in several multinationa lcompanies. With clients from various sectors such a real estate, retail, construction, agriculture, communications and services.

Solange Dinis
Technician - Financial and Operations Management
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