EXECUTIVE TEAM

 
 
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Bruno Carvalho

FOUNDER & President

Bruno has 17+ years experience media and TV. Although he started his career at BPI, leading Portuguese Investment Bank, a short period after decided to move to more creative industries including television, cinema and the editorial world. Prior to Avenue Planet, Bruno has been the executive President of Porto TV and has also been a member of the executive team at NTV, Porto Canal and Palanca TV. Bruno received his degree in Economics from the University of Porto and in Marketing at the Chartered Institute of Marketing in London. Bruno also has an MBA from the Cardiff Business School in Wales.

 
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Sanjay Daswani

Founder & CEO

Sanjay has 15+ years experience working in the cutting edge of wireless technologies. Prior to co- founding Avenue Planet, Sanjay held senior executive positions at Palm, HP and Good Technology. He was instrumental in the introduction of the first IP based SMSC at Virgin Mobile USA as well as the roll out of Vodafone’s own mobile email solution across operating companies worldwide. Sanjay received his BSc. in Management and his Masters in Management from the London School of Economics. He also has a European MBA (CEMS) from both the London School of Economics and ESADE. Having worked and lived in Asia, Europe and America, Sanjay is multilingual with the capacity to succeed in multicultural environments across multiple borders.

 
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cesar couto

head of marketing and partnerships

Cesar has 13+ years experience in media and marketing. Early on his career Cesar worked at Viacom, where he launched MTV Portugal and then moved on to become a key element in the launch of MTV Greece, MTV Base Africa and the European music events. After becoming Commissioning Editor for MTV International Programming Global Council, he moved to Vice Media where he became GM for Vice Portugal. Cesar has a MBA in Business Management from the Universidade Lusofona and has attained his film certification from the London Film Academy. He is also two time winner of the Communications Awards in New York and received the first prize for his Avatar concept "Facedecode".

 
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franco casado

head of design and creative director

Franco has 30+ years of experience in fashion, art direction and pedagogy at different agencies and universities. Casado Prior to driving all the design and art strategies at Avenue Planet, Franco has been involved in projects for top designers in Barcelona, Madrid and Paris such as Trucco, Desigual, Stradivariusm, Bershka, TCN, Jose Castro and Josep Font. Franco also is a member of BAU which is one of the top universities for design in Spain.

 
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daniel abad

technology director

Daniel has 17 + years of experience in technology and has been involved in more than 50 IT implementations with companies such as Massimo Dutti (Inditex Group). He has also collaborated with Agencies around the world on a number of projects. Prior to developing APay at Avenue Planet and driving the back-end implementation, Dani founded EcofinCloud.com, an ERP and CRM in the cloud and developed neurafy.com, a virtual assistant for companies.

 
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filipe mesquita

head of brand and advertising

Filipe is a guru in the media and advertising world. Having worked at By Com (part of Wy Group) he decided to start his own communication studio This is Pacifica. Filipe has worked with top brands such as Coca- Cola, Red Bull, Nike, Puig, Vodafone, and Sony Playstation. He has won prestigious awards at design and advertising festivals both in Portugal and Internationally. He has also been a jury for the Cannes Lions and Art Directors Club of Europe Awards and the New York Advertising Festival.

 
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hector zapata

strategic technical director

Héctor is an Architect and Expert in Virtual Reality and Videogame Creation. He is highly skilled space comprehension, composition and programming and communication skill. Prior to joining Avenue Planet, Hector founded Tetravol, S.L., company specialized on Computer Generated Imagery, multimedia contents and Virtual Reality. His is also a professor in several universities including the Rey Juan Carlos University, Polytechnic University of Catalonia. He has directed and produced Virtual Reality projects for companies like Schwarkopf Professional, Saint Gobain, Bic Graphic, the Contemporanean Culture Centre of Barcelona, and Herbalife.

 
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kabir frutos

manager - the americas

Kabir has 6+ years of experience working in business strategy and international expansion. Prior to joining Avenue Planet as Country Manager for the Americas, Kabir founded various technology startups involving artificial intelligence, business intelligence, and parking technologies as well as a consultancy based in Miami. He also serves as an advisor for the Ibiza International Film Festival. Kabir now lives in Miami but  was raised in Barcelona, Spain and studied Integral Security at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.