Ana Margarida Ximenes
ATREVIA Portugal and the Internal Communications Observatory
President and Founding Member
ATREVIA is the 1st Global Communications Consultancy in Spain with a Latin Spirit & offices in Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Guatemala - Costa Rica, Mexico, Ecuador, Puerto Rico and Bolivia. President of ATREVIA in Portugal, Ana co-founded ATREVIA in Portugal in 1999. ATREVIA was twice recognized as “The Iberian Agency of the Year” by The Holmes Report and, among many recognitions, received European Excellence Awards for "The Best National and Regional Public Affairs campaign" and “The best blog”. Ana is also co-leading ATREVIA overseas international business development. With more than 16 years of experience, she assists clients in crisis communication, reputation and change management, lobbying and public affairs, internal communication, community relations, and brand and marketing management working with major category leaders. Ana is also in charge of coordinating different public information campaigns on behalf of European Institutions, Organizations and NGOs. Ana began her career as a journalist in print, radio and television. She holds a Degree in Social Communications from Universidade do Minho with a specialization in journalism, production, editing and audiovisual, and she has a Business Management Degree (PDE) from the Business School AESE. She´s a Founding member of “The Internal Communications Observatory” and a Guest Teacher in the PACO Communication Program of Católica University and in ISCSP. Along with Portugal’s Foreign Ministry and the Ibero-American Secretary General, Ana was recognized with an award by IPDAL for the Promotion and Development of Latin America in Portugal. In 2009, she was elected one of “The Most Motivating Persons in Portugal” by the Business School ISCTE. Ana is member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and the European Association of Communication Directors (EACD). Ana was Co-Chair EMEA PROI Worldwide for 6 years (2009-2015). Ana speaks Portuguese, English and Spanish.