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José Diogo Araújo e Silva is the new CFO of the MDS Group

José Diogo Araújo e Silva is the new CFO of the MDS Group
José Diogo Araújo e Silva is the new chief financial officer (CFO) of the MDS Group. He has joined the Board of Directors of the leading Portuguese-origin multinational insurance broker and risk consultancy. 

A graduate of Portuguese Catholic University with cum laude honours, José Diogo de Araújo e Silva brings a remarkable track record in investment banking and risk capital at the international level, namely in the United Kingdom and the Iberian Peninsula. He has held positions in companies like BPI, Accenture, JP Morgan e Magnum Capital, accruing vast experience in mergers and acquisitions in Europe and as a company and investment manager.

José Manuel Dias da Fonseca, MDS Global CEO, states: "José Diogo Araújo e Silva is an asset to the MDS Group, which still attracts talent and high-level skills. His experience with mergers and acquisitions will surely add much value to the group, which is committed to expanding its operations in Portugal and abroad.”

MDS is a multinational group of Portuguese origin, doing business as an insurance and reinsurance broker and risk consultancy. It is a market leader in Portugal, one of the top 5 in Brazil, with a presence in Angola, Mozambique and Spain. Through Brokerslink, a global brokerage firm established by MDS in 2004, with its head office in Zurich, the group is present in over 100 countries, with 400 offices and 10,000 insurance professionals. It is also a stockholder and key partner in Ed. (formerly Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford), an independent broker in the London reinsurance market.

José Diogo Araújo e Silva began his professional career in 1999 as analyst at BPI, with a special focus on corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions. The following year, he moved to Madrid, joining Accenture's financial organization analysis team. Between 2001 and 2004 he was Analyst & Associate at investment bank JP Morgan in London and Madrid, participating in several mergers & acquisitions, namely in the insurance, retail and property sectors.

Having again served with BPI, he returned to JP Morgan's London offices, having participated in Sonaecom's takeover bid on Portugal Telecom, in the final stages of privatization for Portucel and the acquisition of Sanef by Abertis in France. In 2017, he joined Magnum Capital, a venture capital firm in the Iberian Peninsula, where he acted as investment director and oversaw several mixed-ownership companies.

Now, José Diogo Araújo e Silva will take over the financial reins for the MDS Group, contributing to its growth and development.

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