About us

Message from the President

   

António Saraiva, Presidente da Cascais Invest

Cascais Invest is the Agency for Development and Internationalisation of the Cascais Council. A Council which boasts a historical pedigree and is celebrating 656 years since its foundation. A Council where public administration and private initiative work hand in hand towards a common mission at the service of the economic growth of the Cascais brand.

Land of kings and fishermen, a tourism destination of excellence and a residential home to more than one hundred nationalities, its over 211 thousand inhabitants benefit from a cosmopolitan environment lapped by the most beautiful beaches in Portugal in a harmonious syntheses between development and nature.

The 97,4 Km2  which make up a territory of a unique beauty and a characteristic architecture, a local community marked by a commitment to the principles of an open and plural society where the public sector exists to support the development and growth of each one.

In Cascais private initiative has a destination of excellence.

Companies are the engine of development and qualified employment, the secret of a dignified and sustainable growth, and so Cascais Invest was created to serve the economy of the municipality.

Destiny dictated that its genesis coincided with one of the worst economic and public health crisis in the history of humanity. What could be interpreted as an obstacle, is for us an additional reason for our existence at this time.  If there are moments which define our lives, this is most certainly one of them. It is in times of crisis that we can best redefine growth models. It is in times of crisis that we can best change, integrating all in a new and ambitious imperative. This is our time.

Cascais Invest emerges to transform an idea into a business. It emerges to help to understand the unique potential which Cascais offers. It emerges to help locate your future business project in Cascais.
With the aim of positioning itself as a quick access gateway to development and celerity in expediting your investment, Cascais Invest aims to serve and contribute to the growth of Cascais.

Cascais – the ideal place to live, work and invest in Portugal.

António Saraiva
President of Cascais Invest

Vision

> CI-Cascais Invest is vocated to the internationalisation, promotion and  business development of Cascais Council, thus contributing to the increase of  foreign investment, productivity and economic competitiveness, while also taking on the role of vitalising agent for new economic activity, such as the 
organisation of trade shows and exhibitions, congresses, as well as the promotion, incentive and development of entrepreneurship and the creation of employment;

> Encouraging the approximation of public and private interests so as to develop projects which contribute to economic and technological development and the creation of qualified employment in Cascais Council;

> Support research and technological innovation projects, fostering connections between universities and companies, facilitating and promoting the introduction and dissemination of new technologies;

> Support and foster the organisation of foreign business missions to Cascais as well as of companies of the Council to other countries;

> Promote the attraction, settling and development of competences and know-how stimulating creativity and innovation through the implementation of initiatives of support to entrepreneurship, creating new companies and new business activities.

Statutes

The Cascais Invest statutes were deliberated by Cascais Council on 8 October 2019, and approved during the General Assembly of the Cascais Council on 29 October 2019.
Read statutes here (text only available in portuguese)

Órgãos Sociais

President: Carlos Carreiras, in representation of Cascais Council 

Secretary: Luís Castanheira Lopes, in representation of the  Pestana Group

President: Luís Mira Amaral

Secretary: Rita Marques Guedes

Member (Certified Accountant): Rui Almeida

President: António Saraiva

Vice-President: Leonardo Mathias

Member: Nuno Manalvo

Member: Miguel Pinto Luz

Member: Choi Man Hin

Member: Daniel Traça

Member: Ricardo Valadares

Member: Alexandre Fonseca

Member: José Chaves

Member: Artur Passos

Member: Pedro Fialho

Member: Miguel Eiras Antunes

Member: Bernardo Corrêa de Barros

Member: Gonçalo Esteves

Member: Miguel Ribeiro Ferreira

President: António Saraiva (More info)

Vice-President: Leonardo Mathias

Member: Nuno Manalvo


Non-Executive

Member: Daniel Traça (More info)

Member: Bernardo Corrêa de Barros

General Assembly

President: Carlos Carreiras, in representation of Cascais Council 

Secretary: Luís Castanheira Lopes, in representation of the  Pestana Group

Fiscal Council

President: Luís Mira Amaral

Secretary: Rita Marques Guedes

Member (Certified Accountant): Rui Almeida

Board of Directors

President: António Saraiva

Vice-President: Leonardo Mathias

Member: Nuno Manalvo

Member: Miguel Pinto Luz

Member: Choi Man Hin

Member: Daniel Traça

Member: Ricardo Valadares

Member: Alexandre Fonseca

Member: José Chaves

Member: Artur Passos

Member: Pedro Fialho

Member: Miguel Eiras Antunes

Member: Bernardo Corrêa de Barros

Member: Gonçalo Esteves

Member: Miguel Ribeiro Ferreira

Executive Committee

President: António Saraiva (More info)

Vice-President: Leonardo Mathias

Member: Nuno Manalvo


Non-Executive

Member: Daniel Traça (More info)

Member: Bernardo Corrêa de Barros