MEET FIVE THOUSAND MILES

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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 four other locations: São Paulo, Brazil; Lagos, Nigeria; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Madrid, Spain.

  • BRAZIL
  • NIGERIA
  • SOUTH AFRICA
  • SPAIN

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.

Madrid, Spain

OUR OFFICE IN SPAIN

Five Thousand Miles has an office and team in Madrid, Spain, which supports our activity in Europe. Spain has a population of 47 million inhabitants and is in the Top 15 of the world’s largest economies. Spain is classified as a high income economy and is on the Top 10 of the world’s countries with the highest quality of life.

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 Director AND SHAREHOLDER

Tiago Ruas

Corporate Center Manager

JOÃO RAMOS

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Javokhir Chorshanbaev

SENIOR PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER

RICARDO PEREIRA

PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER

Daniel Sequeira

5C MANAGER

Sérgio Silva Reis

South Africa Country Manager

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).

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

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joão menano

partnerships director and shareholder

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 Partnerships Director and Shareholder.

Tiago Ruas

Corporate Center Manager

Tiago Ruas has a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Communication Studies from the University of Lisbon and the Catholic University of Portugal, respectively. He’s going to initiate a post-graduation in Management Control and Entrepreneurial Finances in the University of Lisbon.

With dozens of countries visited, Tiago is used to deal with the cultural differences of various countries, an essential factor when managing Five Thousand Miles’ human resources.

As Corporate Center Manager, Tiago is responsible for the financial control, purchasing, offices administration, invoicing, billing and the human resources of the company’s headquarters in Portugal, as well as its subsidiaries in Brazil, Nigeria and South Africa.

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.

Javokhir Chorshanbaev

SENIOR 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

PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER

Ricardo Vieira Pereira manages partnerships in the Spanish 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 Spanish market, looking to be involved to address international business opportunities.

Daniel sequeira

5c MANAGER

Daniel Sequeira has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Évora, having started his Masters in the same area at the Instituto Superior Técnico.

Daniel started at Five Thousand Miles as a Corporate Center Executive, focused on controlling and supporting the company’s management. From the Corporate Center department, he went through Operations and is currently at 5C.

Daniel is now Manager of 5C, the department responsible for communication for the Five Thousand Miles group and for supporting the communication of some of our partners. He is also in charge of all of Five Thousand Miles databases, IT and technology.

Sérgio silva reis

South Africa Country Manager

Born in 1984, Sérgio Silva Reis counts with 20 years of experience in international businesses mainly in the FMCG sector. At 22 years of age, Sérgio grabbed a career opportunity in commercial banking where he acquired a deep understanding of the Portuguese and Spanish way of doing business, creating relations with other Iberian businessmen and entrepreneurs.

His experience and emotional intelligence allow him to create empathy with any person anywhere in the world, having as a special aptitude the ability to connect people.

In the last 20 years, he has been present in many distinctive markets like Angola, China, Nigeria, Turkey, USA, and in many European countries (Spain, France, UK, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Slovenia, and Croatia).

After completing 2 years serving Five Thousand Miles, he was invited to become the South African country manager in Johannesburg.