Alstom, a global leader in sustainable and smart mobility, has just appointed David Torres as the new Managing Director for Alstom in Portugal, being responsible for leading the company in this new era of increased investment and development of the national railway sector. This appointment comes in line with Alstom’s renewed strategy for Portugal, where the company is reinforcing its position as a leader in mobility solutions that provide sustainable foundations for the future of transportation.

In line with the reinforcement of Alstom’s commitment to the Portuguese market, the company is also appointing João Xavier as the new Digital and Information Services (D&IS) responsible for the Portuguese market and Armando Morais in charge of the Services activities in the country.  Both Joao and Armando have been linked to Portuguese railway market for over two decades, with different positions within Bombardier Transportation. 

With over 30 years of presence in the Portuguese market, Alstom has been responsible for the production of two thirds of the trains running in Portugal, including high speed trains, regional trains, metros and tramways. The Portuguese Convel ATP signalling solution was developed by Alstom too and the company has also been in charge of the signalling system for Metro do Porto as well as the 102 trains that are serving this network.

“Alstom wants to contribute to a new chapter in terms of mobility in Portugal, cooperating with local institutions and operators. This planned transition towards a more sustainable mobility will be an opportunity to modernize the sector, benefit the economy and create more jobs. We are proud to work together with our stakeholders to reinvent mobility and make transport easier and more intuitive, promoting local footprint, quality employment, innovation, responsible business.”, said David Torres, Managing Director, Alstom Portugal.