Paulo Almirante has more than 25 years of experience in the energy business, working in various positions on the development, construction and management of wind, hydro, solar, coal and gas assets. Mr. Almirante started working in 1991 for EDP in Portugal moving to National Power in the UK in 1996. As of 2000, he became Director of various companies in Portugal and Spain and from 2005 to 2013 he was the International Power Regional Director for Iberia. In 2011, Mr. Almirante was also appointed COO for GDF Suez Latin America based in Brazil and from 2013 to 2015 he was President of Energy Europe Portugal and CEO of TrustEnergy. From January 2016 to April 2018, Mr. Almirante was the CEO of Generation Europe for the Engie Group.
In May 2016, Mr. Almirante was appointed Executive Vice President of the Engie Group and member of the Executive Committee responsible for the Brazil; Middle East, South and Central Asia and Turkey; North, South and Eastern Europe; and General Europe (until May 2019) Business Units. Mr. Almirante was also responsible for the Group Corporate Societal and Environmental Responsibility Department of Engie Group until May 2019. In July 2018, Mr. Almirante was appointed the Chief Operating Officer for the Engie Group. In Feb 2021, he was appointed SEVP in charge of Renewables, Nuclear and Energy Management and Trading.
Mr. Almirante holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from IST – Technical University of Lisbon, a Diploma in Management Studies from the Catholic University of Lisbon and undertook the Global Leadership Development Program at London Business School.
Mr. Almirante was a member of the Advisory Committee of the Portuguese Energy Regulator and the Vice-President of the Portuguese Association of Electricity Industry.