Jean Vezina
Co-founder, Advisor

  • Caltech Unipessoal Lda
  • Caltech General Contracting Lda

​Timor Leste is a very particular location to operate in and the roles and duties of employers include assisting with the creation of employment opportunities for a young and inexperienced but very dedicated workforce.

To generate these employment opportunities one must commit to closing the technological and cultural gaps between the different markets. This can be achieved by selecting processes and methodologies which better match the Timorese skills set right from the time of design, offering training opportunities and internships to improve these skills set prior to construction and finally providing sufficient supervision to ensure the highest standards of Quality and OH&S are maintained at all times during the construction period or the familiarization phase to a new technology.

Sheilla Abilio Corte Real de Caldas
​Co-founder, proprietor, Advisor

  • Caltech Unipessoal Lda
  • Caltech General Contracting Lda

Founder, proprietor, General Manager

  • The Venture Hotel and Café – General Manager & proprietor
  • Aubergine Beachfront restaurant – Founder, General Manager & proprietor
  • Venture “Beleza” Beauty Salon – General Manager & proprietor

Timor Leste is one of the youngest nations on earth and is an absolute land of opportunities for developers in search of Business ventures and we, as Caltech Group of Companies, want to assist international businesses and investors to implement themselves in Timor as their presence and success is the key to the sustainable development of the country.

Louis Stevens
​Operations Manager

With 35+ years of experience in civil construction and mining, Louis brings a level of maturity and stability to the fast paced, dynamic Caltech environment. His ability to lead and mentor our Timorese employees has proved to be a vital asset in Caltechs expanding workforce. Since mid 2015 Louis has helped develop Caltech’s management systems to cope with the substantial growth in the business

Having spent a year in Timor in 1999 and 2000 after the independence referendum Louis relished the opportunity to return to the country he had grown to love.

“Timor Leste has such a young and inexperienced workforce that for me, being in a position to put my experience to such good use not only in an operational capacity but as a mentor, is an opportunity I am proud to have.”

“It is exciting to not only witness the incredible advances being achieved by Caltechs workforce, but to feel you have contributed in some small way to their progress.”

Sarah Green
​Operations Manager

​Sarah joined the Caltech Offshore Services team in 2016, bringing with her over a decade of experience in HR, Local Content, training and personnel logistics management within the resources industry. Having previously worked for a client of Caltech’s, Sarah has a unique insight into how Caltech can satisfy client expectations and requirements, in particular with regard to local content programs, along with a strong understanding of the unique considerations and challenges posed when undertaking projects within Timor Leste.

Sarah’s background in both retail and corporate travel was utilised to assist development of Caltech’s Corporate Travel division in 2017.

“Working in Timor Leste has given me a deep appreciation of the positive impact the resources industry can make on the well-being and livelihood of the local population. I am passionate about using my skills and experience to assist develop the capability of the team here at Caltech, and I see the opportunity to do so as a privilege.”

Joana Araujo
​Assistant Operations Manager

Joana has been working within Caltech Group more than a decade. Starting out as Admin Assistant at Venture Hotel back in 2004 , she worked her way up to Assistant General Manager. Joana then transitioned to our petroleum operation and has been instrumental in the ongoing growth of Caltech Offshore Services division.

With a Bachelor Degree in Law, Joana is able to provide invaluable insight in her current role as Assistant Operations Manager, with regards to applicable Laws and Regulations in Timor Leste and the Joint Petroleum Development Area.

Joana is also heavily involved in the development of our Company Management System and in the redaction and amendment of all our employment contracts.

Rojerio Hornai
Assistant Operations Manager
Caltech General Contracting

Over his 20 year career with the Caltech Group both onshore and offshore, Rojerio has worked his way up from the worksites to senior management by maintaining a can-do attitude, meeting deadlines and never compromising on quality, safety and respect to the environment.

Zak Tahana
Senior Technical Consultant

Zak joined Caltech in 2018 from a dynamic career background that has seen him gain experience on fishing and pearling vessels, construction and onshore drilling and has included studies in Ocean Engineering at the Australian Maritime Collage. Zak’s skills in mechanical engineering drafting has strengthened Caltech’s ability to illustrate the end result of a construction project to our clients using 3D modelling and CAD design.