Entrepreneur and manager Alexandre Soares dos Santos died at the sixth fair, at the age of 84, the "Audience" reported. Soares dos Santos was president of the Jerónimo Martins group.
For 46 years I was in front of the fate of the Jerónimo Martins group, of which Pingo Doce is a part. I was in the leadership of the internationalization of the company, which is presently present in the markets of Poland and Colombia. He also chaired the Francisco Manuel dos Santos Society, which, in addition to holding the majority of Jerónimo Martins, funds the Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation. Reformed in 2013.
Numa interviewed the Expresso, in February 2018, said that the current government solution "is not bad" for the country, but left the alert for the election year: "we do not spoil everything." I was sorry that in Portugal I called him a "liar". "Out there, you're not insulted."
Alexandre Soares dos Santos was born on September 23, 1934, in Porto. He studied law, but did not finish the course at the University of Lisbon. At 22, he started working at Unilever. At 34, he was already leading Hieronymite Martins – a position previously held by his father. He often led the list of the richest in the country.
He was awarded the Grã-Cruz de la Ordem de la Mérito Empresarial by Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa for his services "relevant to the promotion or enhancement of an economic sector".