Hugo van Wijk

Hugo van Wijk
Chief Executive Officer

Hugo van Wijk (Dutch, 1966) is CEO and founder of Vallstein and i.a. responsible for product and methodology development. He is a distinguished expert in WalletSizing® and has extensive experience in deploying WalletSizing® solutions and in related BRM assignments.

Hugo started his career at the Dutch De Nationale Investeringsbank (now known as NIBC Bank) in The Hague, The Netherlands, specializing in credit analysis in the shipping industry and the offshore oil & gas industry. He subsequently worked for Coopers & Lybrand in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, specializing in privatization assignments and feasibility studies for World Bank funded projects. He then joined Citibank in Tanzania when this bank started its operations in that country. After this Hugo was employed by Citibank in Germany where he fulfilled various regional positions in the Global Relationship Bank for Africa, Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He also worked with the ABNAmro Bank in Lisbon, Portugal.

Hugo graduated in Economic Sciences at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam in 1990.


Henrique Jesus
Chief Software Architect

Henrique Jesus (Portuguese, 1961) is Chief Software Architect at Vallstein and is heading the management and development of the WalletSizing® software systems.

Henrique has worked as a software developer, at first in Uninova, a business/university cooperation venture under the tutelage of the New University of Lisbon. In 1996 he co-founded a Portuguese software company, Chiron Information Systems, where he was responsible for software development projects for major international clients like NASA and BMW as well as the development of the database systems for the Portuguese Policia Judiciaria.

Henrique graduated in Pure Mathematics from the Faculty of Sciences, Lisbon University in 1987.

Hugo Corga

Hugo Corga
Head of Sales Banking Solutions

Hugo Corga (Portuguese, 1973) is Head of Sales Banking Solutions at Vallstein and responsible for Sales Banking Solutions.

With a background in the financial services industry, Hugo brings expertise and experience to his role. Hugo Corga, with a 18-year tenure at Moody’s Analytics, was recently serving as the Regional Sales Director for the Middle East. His focus extends to financial institutions, corporations, and government entities, ensuring tailored solutions for their unique needs.

Hugo’s career began at Dun & Bradstreet, he then moved to Angola, working for Grupo Espirito Santo. His international career continued with Bureau van Dijk (acquired by Moody’s), covering regions such as Spain, Brazil, and Dubai.

Hugo leverages his insights into market trends, risk management, and financial technology to guide clients toward informed decisions.

Having worked across different regions, he appreciates the nuances of diverse markets and understands the importance of adapting strategies accordingly.

Hugo holds a degree in Economics from Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Lisbon, Portugal).


Pedro Palma
Vice President

Pedro Palma (Portuguese, 1968) is Vice President - Solutions at Vallstein and responsible for designing and implementing WalletSizing® at our clients.

Pedro had nearly 25 years of experience in banking before joining Vallstein. He started his career at ABNAMRO Bank in Lisbon, Portugal where he gained experience in IT, Treasury and Operations as well as Client Services. He was responsible for complex client implementations in large corporates and global clients. He continued his career at ABNAMRO Bank Head Offices in The Netherlands as Head of Complex Queries & Escalations, managing a team of 70 experts across 9 countries. He then became Head of the Centre of Expertise EMEA Region at Royal Bank of Scotland , managing a team of 215 covering 10 countries in EMEA and India in the area of advising and handling complex Global Transaction Banking implementations, including cash pooling, netting, billing and collections & payments. Pedro has unrivalled experience Cash Management and Trade Services and Treasury data, fee and billing reconciliation, including more recent developments such as TWIST.

Pedro graduated as Systems Analyst at the Institute for Systems Engineering and Computers (INESC) Lisboa, and has a High School Degree in Electronics & Telecommunications (Lisbon, Portugal).