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AIRES RODRIGUES

Professional Experience

2012

Managing Director

2015Marketing and Managing Director- Instrumental in setting up brand in S.A. and Africa. Market penetration of brand in very competitive market. Promotions in SA, Africa and Hong Kong, together with foreign partners. Brand protection against unscrupulous competitors. Designing and merchandising of personalised Sports kit wear and corporate wear. General Operations and overall Management duties.
2008

Player's Manager

TALENT FOUNDATION
2016Founder, Player's Manager- Player's Agent, FIFA Certified-Soccer(Serbia, South Africa and Africa). Assisted Soccer players and coaches with placement in clubs around Africa. Assisted young Rugby players in South Africa to further education abroad through exceptional talent(pro bono). Assisted young Cricket players in South Africa to further education abroad through exceptional talent(pro bono). Assisted young Basketball players in South Africa to further education abroad through exceptional talent(pro bono). Assisted Clubs and players, communicating in different languages(English, French, Portuguese).
2011

Head of Operations/managing Director

International Maritime Insurance(P&I) Correspondent
2016Head of Operations/Managing Director-SOUTH AFRICA P&I/ARM P&I Head of Operations/Managing Director.. Specialist Claims Handler/Manager-personnel related, e.g.: crew injuries/illnesses, stowaways, castaways, pirates, etc. Security and Safety Risk Prevention advice and attendance in S.A. ports. ISPS Auditor(International Ship & Port Facility Security). Identification, interviewing, documentation and repatriation of stowaways around the World and from a long distance-one of top 3 experts in the World. Evacuation and disembarkation of stowaways and medical cases-medical/other evacuations, and escorted repatriations by air, land and sea. Assistance to clients with all S.A. Immigration solutions. Dealing with visa applications to all foreign countries in SA. Assistance with Visa applications through SA diplomatic missions abroad. Managing Work and other Visa applications for foreign sportsmen to SA. Facilitate and expedite Immigration processing and security for foreign sportsmen residing and arriving in SA. Assisting Pro Sportsmen with Manager issues, e.g.: various contracts/agreements, import/export of vehicles, other items, etc.
1998

Director /operations Head-Arm

ARM INTERNATIONAL P&I
2011Managing Director /Operations Head- Head of Operations/Managing Director. International Maritime Insurance(P&I) correspondent.

Specialist

Specialist Claims
Handler-personnel, injuries, stowaway claims. Security and Safety Risk Prevention advice and attendance in S.A. ports.

Isps Auditor

International Ship & Port Facility Security
ISPS Auditor. Identification, interviewing, documentation and repatriation of stowaways around the World and from a long distance. Evacuation and disembarkation of stowaways and medical cases-sea and air. Assistance to S.A. applicants with all S.A. Immigration documents. Dealing with visa applications to all foreign countries from SA. Assistance with Visa applications through SA diplomatic missions abroad. Managing Work and other Visa applications for foreign sportsmen to SA. Assisting to facilitate and expedite Immigration processing and security for foreign sportsmen arriving in SA. Assisting foreign Immigration entities with the identification, documentation and repatriation of undocumented illegal immigrants/prisoners, such as the Ministry of Justice in the Hague, Australian DIMIA, Portuguese SEF, and others. Working with American INS, Argentinean Immigration, Brazilian Policia Federal, Canadian CIC, Peruvian Immigration, Portuguese SEF, Spanish Immigration, French Immigration, UK Immigration, German Immigration, Austrian Immigration, Italian Border Police, Dutch Royal Marechaussee
1997

Handler Specialist

1998P&I Claims
Handler
1994

Head

P&I ASSOCIATES PTY
1997Personnel Head-) LTD. Maritime Insurance(P&I) correspondent.
1991

Project Manager

Systems Division)-CONTROL INSTRUMENTS(PTY
1993Regional Project Manager LTD. Computerised Security Access Control and Time Management Systems-Sales, Marketing, Installations, Maintenance and Client Training. Ran the Division on my own, together with an assistant. Took care of Maintenance of existing systems/clients, Sales for and Training of all new clients/systems sold Achieved top sales position within the Durban/KZN branch of the Group.
1982

Engineer /technician-Telecommunications

Systems Division)-CONTROL INSTRUMENTS(PTY
1991Field Engineer /Technician- Complete, all round training in all Telecommunication divisions, i.e. Cables, Telephone Exchanges and subscribers, Telex Exchanges and subscribers, Radio Stations and subscribers, Data Exchanges and subscribers.

Personal data

  • Nationality : South African and EU / Portuguese.
  • Telephone : +27-76-108 5965 / +27-71-1299 215 / +27-31-207 9176.
  • E-mail : aires9@icloud.com / aires@armpandi.co.za.
  • Skype : arm_aires.
  • Postal address : 123, Sir Arthur Road, Morningside, Durban, South Africa.
  • Date of birth : 23 June 1960.
  • Status : Married (2 children, 21 and 9). 
  • Current status : Self-employed, available @ short notice.

Education

Certificate

National Certificate

UNIVERSITY OF SA

Diploma

COLLEGE

Publications and Creations

  • Wrote various Security Risk Prevention articles for "the Beacon", P&I Magazine - stowaways.
  • Wrote various Security Risk Prevention articles for NEP&I Association Magazine - stowaways.
  • Designed Stowaway Interviewing Questionnaires in most languages and African dialects for NEP&I Association.

Personality

I am a family man, love my home and am a man of principles.  I am ambitious and a go-getter.  I am passionate towards my work and believe in doing the very best, first time around.  I love a challenge in my work place and work best under pressure.  I set high targets and goals for myself and my Company.  I am most committed to my employees and clients and believe we are as good as the last job.  We can all learn from anyone, especially from your children. 

Interests

  • Reading.
  • Wine tasting and collecting.
  • Cigar collecting.
  • Investments.
  • Fitness training.
  • Swimming.
  • Hiking.
  • Golf.
  • Movies.
  • Horse riding.
  • Beach fun.