Born in South Africa, he is proud to be a South African but also embraces his Portuguese heritage equally.
“Being born in South Africa to Portuguese immigrants I wanted to maintain some Portuguese culture,” he said.
When Dino is not involved in his family’s business, he is engaged in social responsibilities such as serving as vice chairperson of the Paarden Eiland City Improvement District (PECID). Currently Dino is also a member of the Academia do Bacalhau in Cape Town.
From a religious perspective, Dino is vice chairman for the Parish Pastoral Council of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church in Sea Point and has completed his three year course in Theology.
He has a passion for sport and finds himself a member of the Redskins Golf Club in Cape Town. Previously he used to be a director at Vasco Da Gama Football Club. His love for motorcycles has gotten him involved in the Amigos Portugueses, which is a motorcycle group for Portuguese Harley Davidson enthusiasts. Other physical activities include kickboxing, running and the occasional hike (including the Camino de Santiago).
Dino is also involved himself in the Media and Entertainment industry. Currently, Dino is part of the one of South Africa’s biggest modelling agencies, The Circle Model Management, where he occasionally does catalogues and television commercials.