DOING GOOD BUSINESS.
Our executive team
Our high calibre Executive Team has a wealth of international business expertise across multiple sectors, including construction, oil and gas, project management, and environmental services. They have unparalleled experience founding, growing and diversifying businesses in Timor-Leste’s unique and evolving business, political and social landscape.
Their genuine and unwavering commitment to a better Timor-Leste, together with their desire to see every one of their staff thrive, sets Caltech apart.
Sheilla Abilio Corte Real de Caldas
Co-founder, Proprietor, Advisor
Born and raised in Timor-Leste, Sheilla has been an entrepreneur for more than 20 years following a stint in administration with Médecins Sans Frontières and the UNDP in Timor-Leste.
Sheila played a central role in diversifying Caltech’s business interests from its early days as a Project Management entity. She has been heavily involved in the contracting and construction aspects of the Group, as well as its tourism, hospitality and catering ventures. Sheila is also the General Manager of several Caltech businesses.
Timor-Leste is undoubtedly a ‘land of opportunity’ for developers in search of exciting and rewarding business ventures. The Caltech Group of Companies is committed to assisting international operators and investors do business in Timor as their presence and success is the key to the sustainable development of the country.
A Civil Engineer from Canada, Jean has 25 years of international construction experience with aid organisations and the private sector.
He came to Timor in 1999 as part of a Médecins Sans Frontières emergency team, remaining in the country after leaving them in 2000 to contribute as a private contractor to the emergent nation’s re-construction effort.
Together with his counterpart Sheilla, Jean has been central to Caltech’s two decades of growth and diversification. His role in the contracting and construction arms of the business developed his oil and gas sector knowledge and he continues to diversify Caltech’s onshore and offshore offerings, as well as embed Caltech more firmly into the sector’s supply chains. A champion of sustainability and innovation, Jean plays the lead role in growing Caltech’s environmental services portfolio.
Caltech has enjoyed more than 20 years of in-country success and expansion and we’ve helped our international business partners succeed here too. With a presence in Australia, Singapore and Canada, Caltech is growing its capacity to deliver services internationally. We’re particular excited about our environmental services and the way they will benefit other companies and countries around the world.
Andy has over 35 years international experience with oil & gas operators and service companies. He has a demonstrated track record of leading successful businesses and delivering sustainable outcomes. His strengths include strategic planning, business and operational crisis management.
To be able to help Caltech achieve their expansion goals is pretty exciting. Caltech’s focus on environmentally sustainable projects is something we are so proud of. Helping build a group of sustainable businesses is something all our staff can be proud of.
Experienced, Diverse & Passionate.
Let the Caltech team support your operations and underpin your success.
Our senior managers
Caltech managers are experts at harnessing and maximising the talent and local knowledge of their workforces – increasing efficiencies, solving problems, and maximising client value. Significantly, they are adept at navigating the unique and challenging business environment of Timor-Leste to the benefit of business partners.
Committed and skilled – rich in local content
Caltech attracts, develops, and retains the best of the Timorese talent pool. Our workforce is diverse, and we are proud of the number of women we employ (as well as those we recruit on behalf of our business partners) in management roles as well as in non-traditional roles. Not only do we have employees who have worked for us since Caltech’s inception, we now have generations of the same families working for us across our divisions.
Our Dili headquarters is staffed with multi-lingual local employees (Tetun and English as a minimum) as well as English-speaking expatriate specialists.
Caltech staff benefit from a considerable investment in training and development opportunities. They are supported, challenged and empowered so that every day they can deliver value-maximising solutions for our business partners.