Jaime Sarmento new human resources boss at Pine Cliffs

Jaime Morais Sarmento has returned to United Investments Portugal, taking over as UIP’s corporate director of human resources as well as head of human resources at Albufeira’s Pine Cliffs resort.

It’s something of a homecoming for Sarmento, who had worked as the human resources boss for the Sheraton Algarve between 1998 and 2009, the year when he left UIP to become head of human resources for the Pestana group in Portugal and Africa.

“This return is a huge challenge on many levels,” he says, explaining that Pine Cliffs has “grown over the years” and provides guests with a “varied, original and high-quality” experience.

Sarmento – who has a degree in Human Resources Management and Workplace Psychology and an MBA (Master of Business Administration) in General Business – adds that UIP also has “new projects which are equally challenging”.