ABOUT

MEET FIVE THOUSAND MILES

Five Thousand Miles is an internationalization services agency that helps companies with all aspects of expanding to new markets.

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Portugal Headquarters

OUR BASE IN LISBON

Five Thousand Miles’ Lisbon office is responsible for coordinating all of our company’s efforts worldwide.

Five Thousand Miles’ headquarters is based in Lisbon, Portugal.  Portugal is a member of the Schengen area and Lisbon has direct flights to all European capitals making it easy for Five Thousand Miles to discuss business with European companies.

Lisbon is also one of the European capitals closer to Africa, South America and the USA with daily flights to major cities in these destinations.  The Lisbon office coordinates our global activity, and hosts teams specialized in Research; Operations; Partnerships; and Media.

Where We Are

OFFICES AROUND THE GLOBE

Outside of Portugal, Five Thousand Miles has offices located in three other locations: São Paulo, Brazil; Lagos, Nigeria; and Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • BRAZIL
  • NIGERIA
  • SOUTH AFRICA

São Paulo, Brazil

OUR BASE IN South America

Five Thousand Miles’ office in Brazil is located in São Paulo, the country’s financial center, responsible for a third of Brazil’s GDP. The team in São Paulo’s office coordinates all of Five Thousand Miles’ operations in Southern America.

Lagos, Nigeria

Our base in West Africa

Five Thousand Miles has an office and teams in Lagos, Nigeria, which supports our activity in Africa. Nigeria is the number one African economy and the most populous country in the continent. Furthermore, Nigeria has a very dynamic and diversified economy with several thriving sectors such as oil & gas, technology, real estate, telecommunications, agriculture and construction.

Johannesburg, South Africa

Our base in SOUTHERN Africa

Five Thousand Miles’ office in South Africa is located in Johannesburg, the country’s financial capital, which produces almost a fifth of the country’s GDP. With over five million inhabitants, Johannesburg is also the most populous city in South Africa. The team in Johannesburg’s office coordinates all of Five Thousand Miles’ operations in Southern Africa.

Management

MEET OUR TEAM

Get to know the people responsible for managing all the core departments of Five Thousand Miles.

PEDRO HIPÓLITO

CEO, Founder and Shareholder

joão menano

Partnerships Senior Manager

DANIEL SEQUEIRA

Corporate Center Manager

JOÃO RAMOS

OPERATIONS MANAGER

DAVID QUINTINO

PORTUGAL PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER

VITOR CARVALHO

BRAZIL PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER

Javokhir Chorshanbaev

INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER

RICARDO PEREIRA

GERMANY PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER

Opeyemi Akinremi

Nigeria Country ManageR

Muhammad Bana

South Africa Country Manager

Contact us
Offices

INFO@FIVETHOUSANDMILES.COM

(+351) 918 265 070

PORTUGAL

TAGUS PARK – EDIFÍCIO  QUALIDADE

AVENIDA PROF. DR. CAVACO SILVA

BLOCO C1 3A 2740-296

OEIRAS

NIGERIA

CBC TOWERS, 4TH FLOOR

OLUBUNMI OWA STREET 

LEKKI PHASE 1

LAGOS

SOUTH AFRICA

155 West Street

Sandton

GP 2031

Johannesburg

BRAZIL

Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima

4º e 5º Andares

3729, Itaim Bibi 

São Paulo

Contact us

INFO@FIVETHOUSANDMILES.COM

(+351) 918 265 070

Offices

PORTUGAL
TAGUS PARK – EDIFÍCIO
QUALIDADE
AVENIDA PROF. DR.
CAVACO SILVA
BLOCO C1 3A 2740-296
OEIRAS

NIGERIA
CBC TOWERS, 4TH FLOOR
OLUBUNMI OWA STREET 
LEKKI PHASE 1
LAGOS

SOUTH AFRICA
155 West Street
Sandton
GP 2031
Johannesburg

 

BRAZIL
Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima
4º e 5º Andares
3729, Itaim Bibi 
São Paulo

PEDRO HIPÓLITO

CEO, Founder and Shareholder

Pedro is a Portuguese born in Mozambique.  He has completed his education in Portugal, earning an Economics degree and an MBA.

He’s a McKinsey & Company alumnus. 

He has also acted as founder and CEO of SIBS International where he built a multinational company from scratch (start-up). Over six years, the company he has created generated tens of million Euros revenue, from a dozen countries, particularly from Africa.

Pedro acts now as founder, shareholder and CEO of Five Thousand Miles, SA. He is also President of the Nigeria Portugal Friendship and Business Association and the Honorary Consul of Portugal in Lagos, Nigeria. And most importantly, he’s a proud husband and father of two wonderful children.

joão menano

partnerships senior manager

João R. Menano is a Portuguese specialist in international business development in emerging markets.

João holds a B.A. in International Relations from the School of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Lisbon, a post-graduation in Area Political Studies from the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the NOVA University of Lisbon and a post-graduation in Economics from the Lisbon School of Economics & Management of the University of Lisbon.

João started in Five Thousand Miles as Partnerships Manager and he’s currently a Senior Manager and Shareholder.

DANIEL SEQUEIRA

Corporate Center Manager

Daniel Sequeira holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Évora, having started a Master’s Degree in the same field in the University of Lisbon.

Daniel started in Five Thousand Miles as Corporate Center Executive, focused on control and management support.

Daniel is now Manager of the department, responsible for coordinating: human resources, purchasing, office management, invoicing and billing and internal control.

João Ramos

OPERATIONS MANAGER

João Ramos specializes in project management and international business development. João holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Coimbra and an ongoing Masters in Political Science in the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the NOVA University of Lisbon. João already counts on experience in Italy, United Kingdom and several African countries.

After gaining experience developing network connections between Portugal and Italy, involving the European Union, he joined the Operations Department at Five Thousand Miles and is now the Manager of the Department, managing multiple teams overseas, in three different continents.

david Quintino

PORTUGAL PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER

David Quintino is responsible for managing partnerships in the Portuguese market. Specialising in the study of emerging markets, David has strong experience in business and international relations.

Holding a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Beira Interior, he later improved his training with a postgraduate degree in Strategic Communication in International Business. His motivation is to be involved in all internationalization cycles of Portuguese partners, ensuring quality work with the best results.

David is now responsible for managing the Portuguese market, always looking forward to helping Portuguese companies expand their business internationally.

vitor carvalho

BRAZIL PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER

Vítor Carvalho is from Brazil and moved to Portugal in the second half of 2018.

He started at Five Thousand Miles as a Partnerships Executive and is now the Brazil Partnerships Manager, responsible for developing international business projects with Brazilian companies.

A graduate in Business Administration with Finance and a postgraduate in International Management and Finance, Vítor has founded several businesses in Brazil, which has led him to acquire vast experience and a great know-how of business development and leadership.

With an analytical and a dynamic profile, he is motivated by the challenge of going above and beyond expectations, by seeking innovative, creative and substantially profitable results through efficient performance.

Javokhir Chorshanbaev

INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER

Javokhir Chorshanbaev was born in Uzbekistan and he has been living in Portugal for 16 years. Javokhir grew up and completed his superior studies in Coimbra.

Javokhir studied Marketing and International Business, having worked in the Chamber of Commerce of Uzbekistan after the completion of his studies.

Javokhir is currently responsible for giving companies an opportunity to explore and internationalize to various markets, as well as discovering new markets with potential and creating international trade networks between markets.

Ricardo Pereira

GERMANY PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER

Ricardo Vieira Pereira manages partnerships in the German Market.

Before Five Thousand Miles, he gained experience in carrying out business with high profile international clients and rapidly noticed his passion – international business development.

Ricardo Vieira Pereira started in Five Thousand Miles as a Partnerships Executive with the main responsibility of identifying and selecting business partners, later becoming manager of partnerships in Portugal.

Now, Ricardo is responsible for establishing and maintaining partnerships with German market, looking to be involved to address international business opportunities.

Opeyemi Akinremi

NIGERIA COUNTRY MANAGER

Opeyemi Akinremi has a Bsc. & MSC. in International Law and Diplomacy from the Babcock University and the University of Lagos, respectively. He also holds a professional certification of the Institution of Strategic Management of Nigeria. He is also an alumnus of the Evolution Program.

Opeyemi is an expert in business negotiation, business strategy and a seasoned executor in the operations phase of International Business Development. He has good knowledge of tax auditing, having worked with the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service for 6 years.

Opeyemi currently holds the position of Country Manager of Five Thousand Miles in Nigeria. He leads the operations of the company in Nigeria and he’s also responsible for managing Five Thousand Miles in Nigeria.

Muhammad Bana

SOUTH AFRICA COUNTRY MANAGER

Muhammad Bana has travelled to 57 countries, with over 16 years of experience in sourcing and importing. He has built a diverse network both locally and internationally. Muhammad’s experience in the growth of family businesses has enabled him to acquire a diverse skill set. His creativity led him to be awarded the first ever Disney license in South Africa to import organic character shape pasta.

Muhammad is responsible for managing all of Five Thousand Miles’ operations in South Africa and the Durban office, which hosts a multi-language speaking team, capable of welcoming any international client and then help them establish business with any South African company, regardless of the business segment.

Muhammad is also a shareholder of the company.

Sales Executive

Lisbon | Full Time

Job Description

As a Sales Executive, the functions include the identification of potential clients and business partners and regular contacts with the entrepreneurial elite. The candidate must have the following requirements: 

  • Strong interest for commercial activity, business development and closing deals;
  • Extroverted personality with ease in establishing contacts; 
  • Professional and financial ambitions; 
  • Energy and proactivity; 
  • Basic MS Office knowledge.