Pedro Santos is a partner and Managing Director of CONSULAI.
Graduated in Agronomic Engineering at Instituto Superior de Agronomia in 1998, where he earned a rating of 20 points in his Final Graduation Project. He began his professional activity with projects related to agricultural parcels identification and surface control.
When he held the position of General Secretary of the portuguese National Association of Maize and Sorghum producers (Associação Nacional de Produtores de Milho e Sorgo), he was challenged by Rui Almeida and Pedro Falcato to collaborate on a project to develop conservation technologies for fruit and vegetable products, which was the genesis of CONSULAI’s creation.
In CONSULAI he has coordinated and participated in several projects with companies from the agricultural and agri-food sector in Portugal, Angola and Brazil. Besides that, the was 80g’s - company producing fresh cut fruit ready to eat- administrator and founding partner of Terra Premium, an exporting company of genuinely portuguese food products.
The participation in the Masters for Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, between 2001 and 2002, was an important contribution to his academic background. The post-graduation qualification in Management, from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, in 2010, was a very useful tool to improve the performance of his functions and enable monitoring the company's business growth and its organizational structure.
He is currently the Agromais group Administrator, an agricultural producer in the West of Lisbon, an associate leader in APAS FLORESTA, in AFLOESTE and in APMR&A and he is also coordinator of the post-graduation program in Agribusiness from IDEFE/ISEG.
Apart of his passion for agriculture, he’s a staunch supporter of the football team Sport Lisboa Benfica and a drooling father of three children.
One of the life principles he mostly sees himself is in the words of Albert Einstein: "The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary."