Began his career as a business lawyer until changing for the banking industry, firstly as the general manager of the Banco Espírito Santo (BES) representation office in Angola, then as founder and board member of BESA (Banco Espírito Santo Angola) and more recently, in 2006, as founder and CEO of Banco Privado Atlântico, an Angolan based private and investment bank.

Banco Privado Atlantico has started its internationalization process, with a full service Bank in Portugal, opened in 2009 and two branches to be open in the next months, one in Namibia and the other in Mozambique.

Additionally, Carlos Silva is strongly involved in a large range of investment operations in Angola and related geographies, being also CEO and shareholder of Interoceanico, an investment holding with Angolan, Portuguese, Brazilian and Israeli investors.

In Portugal, he currently serves as Vice Chairman and non-Executive member of the Board of Banco Comercial Português S.A., the biggest Portuguese private bank.

Carlos José da Silva earned a Law Degree from Lisbon School of Law in 1990.

Carlos José da Silva is the founder of Logos - Luanda Organizing Games on the Street - the ATLANTICO’s social responsibility program, aimed at developing projects of a social nature in favor of Angolan youth and Ondjyla Fundation  set to create rural schools to foster entrepreneurship and creation of self-employment and to develop projects in the area of health.

He is also engaged in other social programs such as Intasa, which promotes the taste for reading among children by opening libraries in the parishes of Luanda.

Through a partnership between Angola Management School and IESE Business School and AESE business School, José Carlos da Silva promotes an executive training program to respond to the needs and expectations of the business market in Angola.


José de Lima Massano is the governor of Banco Nacional de Angola and one of the most respected bankers in Angola.

From 1997 to 2000, Massano was Chief of Technical and Accounting Support Office of Sonangol E.P. Throughout his career he has been Executive Board Member of Banco de Poupança e Crédito (BPC), Vice-president of Associação de Bancos of SADC, President of Associação Angolana de Bancos (ABANC) and CEO of Banco Angolano de Investimentos (BAI).

José de Lima Massano has a bachelor’s in Accounting and Finance, by Salford University, in Manchester, and a Master’s degree in Auditing and Management, by City University, in London.


Jim O’Neill is an internationally respected economist and commentator with a unique perspective on global markets, currencies and trends.

Jim began his career in finance at a division of Bank of America. From 1988 to 1991, he was in charge of the fixed income research group at Swiss Bank Corporation (SBC) and served as SBC’s chief of global research. Jim joined Goldman Sachs in 1995 and was appointed head of Global Economics, Commodities and Strategy Research in 2001. In 2010 he became chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM).

Jim is the creator of the acronym BRICs. He has also published research into other growth markets, including the Next 11 (Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Turkey, South Korea, and Vietnam). Jim published an analysis of the global economy, ‘The Growth Map’ in 2011. He is now working on a new book, and in Q4 2013 will be visiting four growth markets to record a program for BBC Radio 4.

Jim earned a degree in economics from Sheffield University in 1978 and a PhD from the University of Surrey in 1982. He received an honorary doctorate from the Institute of Education, University of London, in 2009 for his educational philanthropy.

O’Neill is also a member of the UK-India Round Table and the UKIBC. He is a founding trustee of the London-based charity SHINE and served as chairman for eight years. He serves on the board of Teach for All and a number of other charities specializing in education. A well-known football fan, Jim previously served as a non-executive director of Manchester United before it returned to private ownership in 2005.