Eduardo Netto de Almeida


For the last 30 years Eduardo has been an entrepreneur, developing projects in the environmental industry, real estate and hospitality.
Being an engineer by training, with a special focus on planning and environmental infrastructure, he was founder of CESL Group in 1976 as he started his professional life, becoming the Managing Director in 1985.

After the sale of CESL Group to construction conglomerate SOMAGUE in 1996 and having obtained control of CESL ASIA in this process, he concentrated in the development of CESL ASIA and starting Touristic Real Estate development company in the Lisbon region.

Leading new ventures

CESL ASIA, is now a leading company in Macau, providing a wide range of services in the environmental area, design and project management and facilities management of several Macau infrastructures and key equipments.

In 1995 incorporated ORIZON Group and started to develop touristic and residential resorts in the portuguese silver coast. CampoReal resort, with a 18 holes championship golf course; 151 rooms WESTIN hotel and 372 residential units was the most relevant project, that sold all the residential units in the Portuguese, Irish and UK markets.

Since 1985 he has taken top executive roles as MD, CEO or President in CESL Group, CESL ASIA, HOTEL LAGOS, SA (listed in Portuguese stock exchange), AGS and ORIZON GROUP, usually during the phases of initial development and consolidation of those companies.

Beside his business activities, was always involved in several associations: is one of the founders and first President of AEPSA (portuguese association for the environmental sector); was Chapter Chair and founder, of the Portuguese Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and Chairman of the Portuguese Equestrian Federation.

Has a Civil Engineer Degree from IST – Lisbon and MS of Public Health Engineering from London Imperial College.