Hugo Mendes is currently the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Macauto Group, the second-largest producer of automotive sunshades in the world; the company is listed on the Taiwan OTC Exchange (TWO) and headquartered in Tainan, Taiwan. He serves as a senior strategy advisor to the CEO and senior executives. Prior joining Macauto, he was CFO of the Asia Supply Chain for the Hong Kong-based Vivarte Group, and North China CFO for Decathlon Group, where he was based in Shanghai. He is a national Certified Public Accountant (CPA) of the Portuguese Order of Certified Accountants (OCC). Having graduated from the Oporto Polytechnic business school with a double degree in Accoun- ting and in Finance, Mr Mendes is also a real estate developer, investor and entrepreneur. He is the founder and Managing Director of a real estate boutique and consulting firm that is committed to helping foreign investors find the best investments in Portugal. Furthermore, he is a member of the Lisbon Business Angels Club and a regular panel speaker at CFO roundtables, the CFO Innovation Hong Kong Forum, the FP&A Innovation Summit–Hong Kong as well as in investing and business angel-related events.