Pilale was born and raised on Ilha de Mozambique. He has a Bachelor of Anthropology from Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo and has also trained in Tourism and Hospitality in Mozambique, Sweden and Austria where he completed post graduate studies in 2018.

Pilale has worked as a tour guide both formally and informally for over ten years and is passionate about developing Ilha as the number one destination in Northern Mozambique.

He loves meeting and exchanging cultural insights with people from all over the globe. “It´s amazing being in continuous interaction with people from places where you have or have never been and helping them making new episodes in their lives through a deep immersion into your own (local) culture, ambience and ecosystem.”

Pilale will play a pivotal role in leading the team through the transition phase to local ownership.