Helder Santos

Director of Digital & IT,

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Director of Digital & IT,


I have over 20 years of experience working in law firms. Currently, I am the Director of Digital & Information Technology at CMS, one of the top international legal firms, where I keep focus on the globalization and combination of technology services, with an emphasis on innovation in the areas of cloud infrastructure (IaaS), security, and SaaS delivery.

My current focus is on managing teams and building solutions. I harness disruptive technology and use innovation for organizational change and evolution within a dynamic and multicultural team across 74 offices in 42 countries.

I’m presently working in Germany, having moved from CMS Portugal, where I had a role focused more on IT. I implemented and maintained the organization's technology infrastructure and solutions to support the business.
I make things happen. I´m a results-driven professional and self-starter with strong interpersonal and people leadership skills. I am mostly interested in how people cope with modern day technology. Always pushing the business with new ideas, while setting the right priorities, and maintaining a hands-on and human approach.

Due to my varied education, and my international experience, working in both small local, and then large international law firms, I'm fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.

My main drivers are innovation, people, and strategy!

Honors and Awards

Agility Award