João Carvalhosa

VP Product

João began his professional journey by designing and building wind turbines across Europe. He contributed his engineering expertise to companies such as EDP Renewables and ENERCON. Later, he joined Jumia as a Product Manager in Logistics, where he commenced his ascent within the company, eventually rising to become the VP of Product for the group. This role marked a significant milestone in his career, as he played a pivotal role in Jumia's expansion, significantly increasing its workforce and leading it to become the first African company to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange. João is a seasoned VP of Product, boasting a career spanning over a decade in the development of top-notch software products, along with proficiency in market research, supply chain management, finance, and e-commerce, all underpinned by a solid engineering foundation with a focus on Product, Operations, and Strategy. He enhanced his expertise with a specialization in Logistics and Supply Chain from the Porto Business School. He holds a Master's degree in Electrical and Computers Engineering from the Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto. Outside of work, João has a passion for climbing and mountaineering, embracing the challenges of the great outdoors. He also finds solace and exhilaration in running, which complements his adventurous spirit and dedication to maintaining a balanced lifestyle.