Manuel Moreira da Cunha joins TBK Consult in Portugal

Manuel Moreira da Cunha, previously COO to Logica/CGI Spain & Latin-America, has joined TBK Consult in Portugal as Executive Partner.
By: TBK Consult
Manuel Moreira Cunha
Manuel Moreira Cunha
KLAMPENBORG, Denmark - July 23, 2013 - PRLog -- Representing roughly 1,5% of total European GDP, Portugal has a market size equivalent to countries like Hungary, Greece or the Czech Republic.   The excellent quality of the university degrees delivered in Portugal makes the country a recognized source for a highly skilled workforce, that can be deployed internally as well as externally, where multinationals have been investing in the development of competence centers.

“Portugal is an ideal target for “off-shore” software-driven companies looking for excellent service, as well as those who wish to expand their business internationally, either directly with or through IT Service Providers," says Manuel Cunha, Executive Partner with TBK Consult in Lisbon. “Several very well known multinational companies have located their competence centers in Portugal, as well as their shared services centers.   Also, local software companies, recognized worldwide for their excellent products and services, have been internationalizing their activities, in the last decade. Today, the local IT market is strong and dynamic, and that makes Portugal a very good place to work in IT.   TBK Consult, with its methodology, tools and its partners network, will surely help this market to develop further."
Similar to other European countries, Portugal is a relatively small market, although with technology development indexes aligned with their EU colleagues.   95% of enterprises have access to the internet (average EU is 95%), and the population is technologically savvy.   However, the Portuguese IT market represents just 1.5% of Portugal’s GDP.  Within these figures, the Software & IT Services Industry (SITSI) market accounts for 73% of all IT expenditure.  In the area of SaaS business, double-digit growth rates are expected to be sustained until the end of 2017.   In global terms, and due to the internal market conditions, it is also expected that Portuguese SITSI companies will keep growing based on an internationalization move that already exists.
Due to its history and its geographical position, Portugal has, through the centuries, gained relevance in the economic relationship between Europe, Africa and Latin America.   These strong links, especially with Portuguese speaking countries, have made Portugal a good business platform for companies from these areas and, more recently, these links have also been extended to the Latin American Spanish speaking countries, enlarging the business possibilities of these platforms.
“We are very pleased to have Manuel join the TBK Partner network”, says Hans Peter Bech, Group CEO of TBK Consult.  “Manuel brings over 15 years of experience with sales, operations and business development management for large companies such as Siemens or Logica (now CGI) in diverse geographies. Manuel will strengthen our position in Portugal as well as in Latin America, due to his experience, and will be instrumental in helping our clients achieve fast traction in this attractive and important market.”
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