Executive Team

The executive team provides guidance and oversight across Silal's operations.

Sérgio Sousa

Chief Commercial Officer

Sérgio Sousa is the Chief Commercial Officer of Silal since November 2022 and plays an important role in achieving the company’s commercial objectives.

Sérgio holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Escola Superior de Gestão – Santarém, Portugal.

Sérgio previously spent 17 years at H.J. Heinz Company, where he held senior positions, including Chairman – Heinz Japan Ltd; Chairman, President & CEO – Heinz Japan Ltd; Managing Director, Africa & Middle East – UAE; and Managing Director, Africa Trading – Portugal; among others. Following that, he moved to CRISAL S.A. (Libbey Inc.) – Portugal, where he served as the Managing Director.

He also worked at ECS Capital (Private Equity) – Portugal, before joining IFFCO Group – UAE, where he held senior positions including Managing Director – Oils, Fats & Condiments; Chief Executive Officer – Oils & Fats Arabia; among other senior positions over the course of six years.

In addition to his other corporate roles, Sergio also spent five years at WEBCOR Group – UAE during which time he was the Chief Commercial Officer and Group General Manager – FMCG Business.