Ricardo Martins

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Over 30 years of international management experience, mainly in the hospitality industry, including multi-unit supervisory responsibilities.

In the hospitality industry, Ricardo assumed several head office positions, in Europe, Middle East and Asia, profiting from the experience of managing financial departments of two of the leading international hotel chains, Sheraton (currently Starwood) and Intercontinental Hotels.

In 1989 assumed the financial supervision, as Area Controller, of all the Sheraton Hotels in the PRC.

Extensive international management experience developing businesses in Europe, Middle East and Asia

As Deputy CEO at Sheraton Orient Hotel Management, was instrumental in establishing the first international hotel management joint venture in the PRC with Bank of China and China International Travel Services.

Managed a boutique hotel property in Macau as General Manager of the Pousada de São Tiago.

In 1995 was appointed the Corporate Financial Controller of CCA, at the time the leading company of private clubs in Asia.

His expertise in finance, along with his career in the hotel business, gave him the skills and expertise in creating profit improvement and cost control programs.

In 1998 becomes CFO & Director of CESL ASIA (Macau), assuming the management of the finance and administration functions of the holding and its subsidiaries.

Registered as Certified Accountant in Portugal and Macau. Treasurer of the Rotary Club of Macau.

BA from Lisbon University of Economics (ISEG) and a mid-career MBA from University of Southern California with individual emphasis in Real Estate Finance and Development.