Rob Symington

Rob Symington will be speaking at the breakfast session, Families in wine - triumphs and tribulations

Rob Symington

Rob is a member of the fifth generation of Symingtons to work in the family business, splitting his time between the Symington Family Estates headquarters in Vila Nova de Gaia, across the river from the city of Porto in northern Portugal, and the company’s quintas in the Douro Valley. He works alongside 5 members of the fourth generation of Symingtons, including his father and uncle. His current responsibilities include sustainability, communications and a series of strategic projects within the commercial department.

Prior to joining the business in 2017 he spent 10 years living and working in London, where he began his career in consulting at Ernst & Young before starting his own business helping mainstream professionals make brave career changes in pursuit of more meaningful work.

He began his education at the Oporto British School in Porto before attending Ludgrove and Eton boarding schools in the UK. He completed an MA in History at the University of Edinburgh, spending a year on Erasmus exchange at the University of Grenoble in France.

He lives in Porto with his wife Charlotte and two baby girls, Lua and Alma.