In a statement sent to Portugal’s securities markets commission, the CMVM, the company announced that at a meeting of the board of directors that took place last Monday, “Mr. Angelo Gabriel Ribeirinho dos Santos Paupério was elected chairman of the Board of Directors of the company.”
It has emerged that three non-executive directors linked to Angolan businesswoman Isabel dos Santos - Brito Pereira, Mário Filipe Moreira Leite da Silva and Paula Cristina Neves Oliveira - had submitted their resignations.
The resignations came four days after a consortium of journalists published details of a cache of files dubbed ‘Luanda Leaks’, which detail alleged financial schemes set up by dos Santos, daughter of the former head of state of Angola.
The three non-executive directors of NOS had been serving terms from 2019 to 2021.
Brito Pereira is a partner at the Lisbon law firm Uria Menendez - Proença de Carvalho and has served as a lawyer to Isabel dos Santos.
Leite da Silva, who is widely seen as dos Santos’s right-hand man, and Paula Oliveira, a friend of the businesswoman, have been named as suspects in Angola in a criminal investigation into the activities detailed in the leaked files, along with dos Santos herself. TPN/Lusa