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João Ascensão
Head of Contract Management - Europe, North America and Portuguese Speaking Countries at ACCIONA


João Ascensão is the head of contract management of Acciona’s construction division for Europe, North America and Portuguese speaking countries. He joined Acciona in 2001, where he worked on major projects in Portugal, Poland, Spain and Canada in construction management roles. In 2013 João transitioned to contract management, having been involved in projects around the world, including Australia, Norway or Canada. He moved to Acciona’s headquarters in Madrid in 2015 and is in his current role since May 2018. Working with a multidisciplinary team in Madrid, and with the commercial and contractual teams in each country, João is involved in projects from the business development phase to project closure and subsequent legacy matters. He holds a Master of Business Engineering in International Construction Law, a Management Degree and is a Chartered Engineer. João has an extensive technical and management background allied with experience in contract negotiation and dispute resolution.

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