Carlos Gomes da Silva was born in Porto, Portugal, on 25 February 1967. He is a member of Galp’s Board of Directors since 2007 and vice-president and president of the Executive Committee since April 2015. He is a professional with 29 years of experience in different industries, in particular oil & gas. He joined Galp Energia/Petrogal early in the 1990’s, where he played several managerial roles leading the areas of refining operations, supply & trading, planning & control and strategy.
From 2001, and for six years, he served in the beverages industry (at Unicer, a Carlsberg group company) as Head of M&A and Strategy and subsequently as Executive Director (for the supply chain, retail and human resources). He returned to the oil & gas industry in 2007 to serve as Board Member in Galp Energia, having served in several executive roles since 2008 as Executive Director namely for marketing oil, gas & power, trading oil & gas and corporate divisions (procurement, marketing, human resources, legal, corporate governance and compliance).
Carlos Gomes da Silva holds a Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science by the School of Engineering of the Porto University and an MBA by ESADE/IEP (Barcelona).
For more than 100 years, we have been laying out a path of innovation. We explore and produce oil and natural gas. We refine and market oil products. We distribute and supply natural gas. We generate and market electricity. The communities and the environment in the countries we operate in are of the utmost importance. We play an influential role in local sustainable development, promoting the people’s well-being with social projects that essentially aim at the access to energy and education. We are of Portuguese origin, but we have a strong expansion at a world level. We operate in 11 countries and export our products to over 50 nations. We do that through the synergies of an integrated international operation, geared towards collaboration and progress.