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Banker , Industrialist

António De Sommer Champalimaud, industrialist, banker. Decorated Grande Croix du Merite Agriculture et Industrial, Portugal, 1961, Grande Croix Ordre du Mèrite de la Fèderation D'Allemagne, 1961, Grande Croix du Merite Civil, Spain, 1961; named Personality of Year, 1994 Expresso, Portugal. Member Rio de Janeiro Yacht Club, Club de Regatas Vasco Da Gama, Rio de Janeiro.


Champalimaud, António De Sommer was born on March 19, 1918 in Lisbon, Portugal. Arrived in Brazil, 1975. Son of Carlos Pinto Barreiros and Ana Maria (De Sommer) Champalimaud.


Student, Polytech. University, Lisbon, Portugal, 1953.


Principal, president Cimentos Leiria, Portugal, 1942-1974. Principal, founder, president Siderurgia N., Portugal, 1961-1974. President founder, majority shareholder Ca Cimentos Liz, Brazil, from 1976.

President, advisory board, majority shareholder Mundial-Confianca Insurance, Portugal, from 1992. Banco Pinto and Sotto Mayor, 1994. President, advisory board, majority shareholder Bank Totta & Acores and Crédito Predial Português, Portugal, from 1994, Banco Chemical Finance, Portugal, 1996, Bank Totta & Acores, Cuiné Bissau, Cabo Verde, Angola, Bank Standard, Mocambique.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to business magazines and journals.


Member Rio de Janeiro Yacht Club, Club de Regatas Vasco Da Gama, Rio de Janeiro.


  • Other Interests

    Art collector, cattle breeder.


Married Maria Cristina Silva de Mello, December 19, 1941 (divorced May 1975). Children: António, Luisa, Cristina, Manuel, José, João, Luis.

Carlos Pinto Barreiros Champalimaud

Ana Maria (De Sommer) Champalimaud

Maria Cristina Silva de Mello

António Champalimaud

Luisa Champalimaud

Cristina Champalimaud

Manuel Champalimaud

José Champalimaud

João Champalimaud

Luis Champalimaud