Diogo Madeira da Silva

Head of Public Affairs & Communications, HUAWEI Portugal   

Diogo joined Huawei in Portugal in 2019 to lead the Public Affairs & Communications Department, responsible for Public Affairs, Corporate Communications and Social Responsibility.

He joined the company after almost 10 years in KPMG, where he took several roles in Marketing & Communications, including the creation of the Corporate Affairs & Communications Department for Portugal; advisory for customers in Europe and Africa; and acting as Head of Communications for Europe, Middle East & Africa Chairman’s Office. For more than 15 years, Diogo has been developing a 360º career that has taken him from marketing & communication agencies to the media industry, professional services, and corporate companies.

His background includes a BSc in Business Communications, completed between Lisbon and Rome, attendance in MSc in Marketing and MSc in Political Science and two Post-Graduation courses, in Political Marketing & Communication and Governance & Strategic Intelligence. He also completed several executive education programs in the fields of negotiation, social media and digital marketing.

He is a regular speaker and contributor for Portuguese media and conferences, in the fields of PR and communications, corporate culture, innovation and digital transition.

Diogo believes that trust is something that you earn, not something that you buy – and that if you take good care of your people, they will take good care of your business.