Team


We are a company under German management with international staff. Our creative and ambitious team will construct your travel-program with first hand experiences completely dependent on your wishes.

 

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Special requests from travel agencies, organizations or incentives will be professionally arranged.

 

Executive Board

 

Kai Pardon holds a degree in engineering and is the company's general manager. Kai also is the consummate professional in his job. He established the German tour operator ONE WOLRD - Reisen mit Sinnen, in 1995. Since then ONE WORLD has regularly won many tourism-awards in Germany (like Goldene Palme, Touristik Aktuell Preis). Being sensitive to new destinations and creative travel ideas, he has most recently focused his attention on Cape Verde.

 

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Heike Alter, the company's general manager and product-manager, holds a degree in cultural sciences. She wrote her thesis on sustainable tourism in Costa Rica. On Cape Verde she uses her extensive tourism knowledge and her talent for organizing to make each trip ideal for the customer and the local community.

 

Our team on the islands

Office Sao Vicente

 

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Simon Schielke

After my studies in biology and sustainable tourism in the UK, Australia and Germany I have already gained first working experiences. I have always been attracted to exotic destinations which offer a vast nature and big culture as well as a good climate. Therefore I have decided to come to Cape Verde. Particularly the huge potential in establishing and expanding sustainable tourism is worth to mention and I wish for contributing something for both the tourists and also for the local people by preserving their unspoiled nature and culture.

 

 

 

 

 

Frederico OliveiraFrederico Oliveira

I am Frederico Oliveira, named Freddy and I was born in Mindelo, Sao Vicente. After finishing my High-school I started an apprenticeship in tourism, going to a tourism school and working part-time at a hotel as a receptionist.  Come and see with me Calhau or make a city tour through Mindelo. I am looking forward to meeting you!

 

 

Alcidia FortesAlcidia Fortes

I was invited to be part of the vista verde team in Sao Vicente and I am very happy to help to with the accounting of our clients. I studied Public Relations in Brasil and worked for a real estate company before starting to take care of the invoices and IVA of vista verde tours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claudia GomesClaudia Gomes

I am a proud Capeverdean natural from Sao Nicolau but lived abroad from the age of 3 until the age of 15. Now I am a mom of two kids. I have been working as a tour guide since 2006 and speak fluently Dutch, German, English and Portuguese. I love showing people my country and telling stories about it,  expecially when I see how interested they are!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

amadouAmadou Thioub

My name is Amadou Thioub. I was born in Senegal and since 2002 I have been living in Cape Verde, being more precisely in Ponta do Sol, Santo Antão. I worked as a hotel manager for 5 years and after that I was the responsible manager of an incoming agency in Santo Antão for 7 years. I´m happy to start working with vista verde with whom I got very familiar during my work at the agency. I am very proud to accept this new challenge and gladly like to support and develop the local tourism.

 

Maria Team Sao VicenteMaria Delgado

My name is Maria Delgado. I was born in Sao Vicente and I’m on the 4th year of my degree in Management of Accommodations and tourism. I worked in a hotel for eight years as head of reservations and reception and then I was invited by vista verde tours to be part of the team in São Vicente. I decided to accept and I am very happy as I need exchange in my life, and being part of this team is the beginning of my new journey. Working in tourism gives me the chance to know and being in contact with different people and cultures… it has been and will always be amazing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jose Furtado

Jose Furtado

After graduated in Tour Operator Management in “Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril”, in Portugal, I have been in Germany, Prien am Chiemsee, to learn German and have a training in tourism offices from Bernau and Gstadt am Chiemsee. It is a big pleasure being part of vista verde’s Team working in the office or outside the office to make the guests always happy in this wonderful Cape Verde Island.

 

 

Maren HinterthürMaren Hinterthür

After my study of geography, economics and international technical and economic cooperation, I have worked in different sectors in Germany. My interest in other cultures -especially for the African ones- and Long-distance travels have now shifted me to Cabo Verde, a country that I have got to know of previous trips where I fell in love with it immediately, I am happy to work for vista verde and having now the opportunity to get to know better the Cape Verde Islands with its diverse culture and nature. I am always available to help you with whatever you might Need to allow you an unforgettable stay in this beautiful country. Bem Vindo em Cabo Verde!

 

 

Debora Debora Roberto

I am 100% Cape Verdean, born on the beautiful island called São Vicente. I have studied in many places, such as Brazil, Spain, Portugal and the UK. I did my Tourism degree in Liverpool and had the chance to do my year abroad as an ERASMUS student in Spain, Seville. I guess my passion for travelling, meeting different people from different cultures and originally from a country with 10 diverse islands has built up my interest in Tourism. After having nearly 12 years been living abroad, I decided to come back to Cape Verde, not only because I missed home, but mainly to work in Tourism since Cape Verde has all the potential for being a Tourism destination with a beautiful culture and welcoming people.

 

 Edson1Edson Evora

I’m from Ponta do Sol – Santo Antão, and I raised with amazing people. I came to São Vicente in 2008, after I got an Average Curse in Accounting and Administration, and I started working in accounting in 2009. In 2014 I got my degree in Accounting an Administration and in November 2016 I finished my postgraduate curse in Tax Law. For me it is amazing to be part of the vista verde team with people from different countries and cultures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NerminNermin Durukan

I am Turkish, born in Istanbul and raised in Germany. Due to my knowledge of the German language, I had the opportunity to start with the tourism in Antalya. Many years of experience with a tour operator in different countries gave me experiences and various impressions in the field of tourism, where I was able to experience the variety of different cultures intensively.
After a short break I took a new challenge. Luckily I had the chance to visit 5 fascinating islands, each one breathtaking. The colleagues and partners on site as well as some hikings, which are professionally organized, were among the highlights of my new beginning on Cape Verde.
Sure is, that on the islands we still can find untouched places...Cape Verde is a MUST!

 

 fabioFabio Zurmühle

My name is Fabio and I am from Switzerland. My passion for travelling started very early. After high school I worked several years abroad and travelled mainly in Africa, South America and India. I love to get to know new cultures. That is why the decision to move to Cape Verde was easy for me. At the moment I am studying part-time tourism in Switzerland and I am in Mindelo nine months per year. My aim is to infect other people with my enthusiasm for Cape Verde and to give them an unforgettable experience on the islands.

 

GabiGabi Plank

Right from the beginning on my first journey  to Cape Verde I fell in love with the country and its people. In the past, I already worked in tourism, however for the last few years I was working as a secretary. But the desire to work in tourism again and the longing for the islands became stronger and stronger. I am very happy to be part of the vista verde team as the philosophy of the company speaks from my heart.

 

Melissa Pacheco

Melissa Pacheco

Hi, my name is Melissa and I am 26 years old. I was born and raised in Switzerland. My father is Costa Rican and so I grew up in a multi-cultural environment. When I was 6 years old, I travelled the world together with my mum. Soon I realized, that I wanted to work in tourism. I did a 3-years apprenticeship in a travel agency and after I finished, I managed the travel agency and worked with trainees as an instructor. I then left tourisms for a while but continued travelling to Brazil, Cuba and 2 years ago for the first time to Cape Verde. Cape Verde was love at first sight! I fell in love with the beautiful, untouched nature and the kind people. It is an amazing country with so much to offer. I am really happy about working with vista verde and helping to develop sustainable tourism in Cape Verde.


 

 

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Carlos Henrique Santos

Carlos Santos

I did my studies in Europe, in business and foreign languages and therefore I speak six languages fluently.  I came back to my roots in 1995 as a head of a large family which I consider as a blessing. I am particularly sensitive to the issue of the environment, as vista verde also is. I am pleased to welcome you to this paradise named Cape Verde. Seja bem vindo!

 

 

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Váldir da Luz Brito Costa

My name is Váldir Costa, I am from Sao Vicente. After I finished my studies I came to Sal and started to work with Tourism. I love to work with guests and introduce them to this magnificient place that is called Cape Verde. I realized that Cape Verde can provide a lot of different kinds of tourism and for me vista verde is the best place to share my knowledge with people coming from abroad. I love to learn new things about different cultures and worlds, new peoples. Share knowledge and learn with persons fascinates me.

 

 

 


Office Fogo

 

Helga Amado Alvez

My name ist Helga Amado Alvez. I was born in cologne. In Germany I used to work at the municipality. In 2006 I moved to Fogo, my island, where I feel at home ever since. From then on I have worked as a tour guide and I love being around with people. I am looking forward to support the team in Fogo and to show guests the beautiful Fire Island.

 

 

 

 

 

Foto Jose Silva"Ze" (Jose Silva)

 Before I studied Management in Brasil I have been a history teacher at the High-school Teixeira de Sousa, in Sao Filipe. I came back to Cape Verde in 2001 and started my job as a Secretary of the Town Hall and then for another 7 years at the Accounting Section of the Town Hall of Sao Filipe. In 2010 I changed to the Management of the Hospital before starting to work for vista verde tours in 2014.


 

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Franco

"Franco" has been living on the island since 2010. Due to his long experience as diving instructor and tour leader he knows everything about Boa Vista and its marine live and is happy to show you this pearl in the Atlantic Ocean.


 

 

 Santiago

 

Mada PictureMada (Madalena)

“Olá, my name is Maria Madalena Lobo de Pina Alves
Rodrigues! Very long, but my nick name is Madá
I was born on Fogo island, but I have been living in
Santiago – Praia since 1993. I have been working as a guide for 12 years and I have a degree in financial audit, but my heart is beating for tourism, travel and languages. I’m so in love with my country and I love sharing our history, music, culture, people and tradition. For me there is no better job than work as a tour guide.

 

tony monteiroAntonio Monteiro

My name is António and I am from Maio. I have been living on Santiago since 2009.
I started my carrier working in an Italian hotel as a receptionist, 4 years later I decided to study tourism management here in Praia, were I learn much about sustainable tourism.
My hobbies are reading books, learning foreign languages, hiking, going to the beach, and playing keyboard.
In 2015, I started working for a four star hotel in Praia, where I worked for 3 years as a receptionist and as a front desk Manager. During all this time I learned to speak fluently in many languages and communicate with different people. But my passion had always been to work as a travel agent and guide. Now I am proud to join the vista verde team and my job is helping people to discover this wonderful land full of secrets and beauty, so come with us and enjoy it.

 

My  name is Pia and since I figured out how to fly alone ;-) I am travelling around the world.

After graduating my studies in international tourism management in Bremen (Germany), I was looking for a new challenge and for the next 6 months my new home is Sao Vicente and I am looking forward to be part of the team as an intern at vista verde tours.

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