The Schindler Group Management recently promoted Jose Couto, Director of Human Resources Schindler Spain and Portugal to the position of Director of Human Resources Southern Europe. The professional who has about five years of experience in the Swiss company, is responsible for the management of people in the southern European markets, which also includes Turkey, Israel and Africa.
With a law degree from the Universidade Clássica de Lisboa, Jose Couto has several years of experience in multinational companies and has held several positions throughout his career. In 2010 he joined Schindler Spain, assuming the position of Director of Human Resources, a responsibility which was later expanded to the Iberian Peninsula.
He was born in Lisbon. Cinema is one of his main hobbies and he is also an aficionado of bullfights.
The Schindler Group was founded in Switzerland in 1874. It employs more than 54 thousand employees in more than 100 countries. The company is world leader in urban mobility, through the design, production, installation, maintenance and modernization of elevators and escalators. Every day the Schindler Group moves one billion people worldwide. The Group is in Portugal since 1948 and has here about 450 employees.