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Photo: Zeinal Bava, Portugal TelecomBiography, Mr. Zeinal Bava

Chief Executive Officer of Portugal Telecom

Zeinal Bava, aged 43, is the CEO of Portugal Telecom since the beginning of 2008.

Zeinal joined PT Multimedia as CFO in 1999 and has since had various roles in the PT Group. He was the PT Group CFO from 2000 to 2006 and before taking over as CEO of PT, Zeinal developed a vast experience in the PT Group, having been CEO of PT Multimedia, up until its spinoff, CEO of TMN and Vice-President of the domestic
wireline business.

Prior to joining PT, Zeinal was the Director and Relationship Manager for Portugal of Merrill Lynch International from 1998 until 1999. Previously, he was the Executive Director of Deutsche Morgan Grenfell from 1996 until 1998 and had the same role with Warburg Dillon Read from 1989 until 1996.

Zeinal Bava is a graduate from the University College of London where he studied Electronic and Electrical Engineering.