Efacec confirms Rui Lopes' departure from management and Executive Committee

“This departure in no way alters the focus of the company's leadership, which continues its strategy and commitment to deliver results and to consolidate the economic and social value of Efacec in Portugal and in the world”, he said, in response to Lusa, official source of Efacec.

Efacec today confirmed to Lusa the departure of Rui Lopes from the company's Executive Committee and Board of Directors, noting that this “in no way alters” the focus on leadership.

“This departure in no way alters the focus of the company's leadership, which continues its strategy and commitment to deliver results and to consolidate the economic and social value of Efacec in Portugal and in the world”, he said, in response to Lusa, official source of Efacec.

The same source noted that the entry and exit of employees "is part of the normal life of companies in competitive and dynamic markets".

The weekly Expresso reported today the resignation of Rui Lopes, who did not want to advance the reasons that led to this decision.

In July, the Council of Ministers approved the law decree to nationalize “71,73% of Efacec's share capital”, a national company that “constitutes an international reference in vital sectors for the Portuguese economy”.

The announcement was made at the press conference of the Council of Ministers, by the Minister of the Presidency, Mariana Vieira da Silva.

"The State's intervention seeks to make the company's continuity viable, guaranteeing the stability of its financial and operational value and allowing the safeguarding of the approximately 2.500 jobs", justified, at the time, the minister, and the details were later presented by the minister of State, Economy and Digital Transition, Pedro Siza Vieira.

This process results from the departure of Isabel dos Santos, daughter of former Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos from the capital of Efacec, following the involvement of her name in the 'Luanda Leaks' case, in which the International Investigative Journalism Consortium revealed, on January 19, more than 715 thousand files detailing alleged financial schemes of the businesswoman and her husband that will have allowed them to withdraw money from the Angolan public purse through tax havens.

Efacec is a Portuguese company that operates in the energy, engineering and mobility sectors.

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