PhD in Operational Research and Statistics from the faculty of Sciences of Lisbon. Professor at the Faculty of Economics of Oporto. Sampling and estimation processes.

— Degree in Law from the Faculty of Law of Coimbra University and a masters in Legal and political Sciences from the same Faculty. She attended the 1st PhD Course at the Faculty of Law of Coimbra University in the academic year of 2000/2001 and is preparing a PhD Dissertation in the field of Territorial Organisation Law and Town Planning Law — She has been an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law of Coimbra University since March 1991 and lectures on the Post-Graduation Course in Town Planning, the Environment and Organisational Law at the same faculty, promoted by the Law Studies Centre for the Organisation of Town Planning and the Environment.She also lectures on the Post-Graduation course in Public Regulation at the Faculty of Law of Coimbra (promoted by the Public Law and Regulation Studies Centre) the subject Economic Regulation, the Environment and Consumers. She was a legal advisor for the Secretary of State of the Local Administration and Territorial Organisation during 1993 and provided advice to the same Secretary of State during the years of 1997, 1998 and 1999, having taken part in the working group that drew up Statute Law no.380 enacted on September 22nd 1999.

Ph.D in Electronic and Computer Engineering, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (2003). M.Sc in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (1997. Licenciatura in Computer Science, Universidade Portucalense (1992). Professor at the Departamento de Inovação, Ciência e Tecnologia of Universidade Portucalense, being a member of the CTI.

Degree in Economy by the University of Porto Economics Faculty. Organizational Development and Management Planning and Control Director at CORTICEIRA AMORIM SGPS. Administrator for CORTICEIRA AMORIM SPGS, responsible for the Management Planning and Control areas, as well as Information Systems.

A Professor in Computer Science, F Luís Neves co-founded QUiiQ in 2006 - uniting his extensive experience in both R&D and business activities into the new venture. His career has included leadership positions across a number of large European R&D projects, as well as training and consultancy activities in both Portuguese and European companies. His market experience is extensive – across telecommunications, healthcare, business intelligence, business process consulting, knowledge management, legacy systems and defense.

Birth: Lisbon, 15/8/58. Professional Address Faculdade de Ciências Económicas e Empresariais Universidade Católica Portuguesa Palma de Cima 1649-023 LISBOA PORTUGAL Education 1980-Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Degree in Economics 1990-Université Catholique de Louvain, London School of Economics and Bonn University (jointly), PhD in Quantitative Economics Professional positions At the Universidade Católica Portuguesa 1980-1989-Lecturer 1990-1997, 2001-Professor 1993-1995-Director of Economics Department 1994-6 Member of the Board, Instituto Universitário de Promoção e Desenvolvimento Social, 1994-1996 1994-1997-Member, CEPI (Center for Economics and Information, research unit) 2003-2004-Pro-Rector Actividade Profissional não Universitária 1987 -Consultant, Ministry of Finance 1987-1989-Economic Advisor to the President, National Planning Council 1989-1993-Director-General for Planning (Ministry of Planning) 1989-1993-Member, Economic Policy Committee (of the European Union) 1989-1994-Member of the Board (non-executive), IEFP (Institute for Training and Employment, Ministry of Employment) 1990-1993-Member, European Strategic Group (informal think-tank, European Union) 1990-1993-Member, High Council for Science and Technology 1991-1993-Member of the Advisory Board, Banco de Portugal (Portuguese Central Bank) 1991-1993-Member, High Council for Statistics 1995-1997-Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister, Prime Minister’s Office 2005-Member, Board of Administrators, Iberdrola-Portugal Political activity 1997-1999-Secretary of State for Industry and Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs 1999-2000-Secretary of State for the Budget, Finance Ministry 2000-2001-Vice-Minister of Finance, Finance Ministry Other professional activities 1994-1996-Associate Editor, Gestão e Desenvolvimento Social 1997-Vice-President elected, APDIO (Portuguese Association of Operations Research) 1997-Consultant, Employment Observatory (Ministry of Employment) 1997-Consultant, Parque EXPO (for the ex-ante evaluation of the economic impact of the 1998 World Exhibition) Affiliations 1993-APDIO (Portuguese Association of Operations Research) 1997-Ordem dos Economistas, Portugal

Professor at Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto, where he did his undergraduate studies in Economics, in 1973. He began teaching at this university the same year. Fernando Teixeira dos Santos has a PhD in Economics from the University of South Carolina (USA). He was State Secretary of Treasury and Finance (1995-1999), President of Portugal’s Securities and Exchange Commission (CMVM) (2000-2005), Minister of State and Finance (2005-2011). Between July and October 2009, he was also Minister for the Economy and Innovation. Fernando Teixeira dos Santos is coordinator of Porto Business School’s MBAs.

Graduated in Psychology, holds a Masters Degree and a PhD in Organizations Psychology from the University of Porto Psychology and Education Sciences Faculty (FPCEUP). Assistant teacher at FCEUP, where she is also a coordinator and teaches subjects in the sub-area of specialization in Organization Psychology. Member of the University of Porto’ Psychology Center. In the research domain, has been developing and oriented work in the constructive dimension of organizational management area and, most recently, in the occupational stress in various organizational contexts. She has been developing organizational change interventions and external evaluation studies in public sector organizations. She has been presenting various communications and published work on these subjects. In the research domain she has been developing and oriented essays on the constructive dimension of organizational management. She has been conducting organizational change interventions and external evaluation studies for training in public sector organizations. She has also been presenting various communications and published essays about these themes.

Francisco Teixeira e Melo is a consultant in business innovation and was a partner of Synectics in Portugal. His work has mainly been involved with programmes related with business organisation, focusing on organisational change, strategy, creative teams, performance and new products/services. He has worked for companies like the RAR Group, the Sonae Group and Unilever in Portugal as well as supporting international programmes for some of the biggest clients of Synectics such as Coca-Cola, Kodak, Interbrew, AmBev(InBev) and Diageo. His basic training was in Electronic Engineering and he has a M.Sc. (Master of Science - UMIST, UK) in instrument design and application. He has experience of the development and management of new products, project management and operations management gained during several years working for Philips Components, as well as for the Altran group. Currently Francisco is managing the business development activities of Creativesytems, a technology company in the firld of RFID.

Law degree from the Faculty of Law, Portuguese Catholic University, Post graduate in Labour Law and Labour Process from the same university and a specialization in European International Law from the Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Membership of the Company Lawyers TELLES DE ABREU AND ASSOCIATES-ATTORNEYS AT LAW, RL," where he works as a lawyer, geared more to the areas of Employment Law, Competition Law, Commercial Law, European International Law and Civil Law. He has sponsored several lawsuits that run on the Court of First Instance of the European Union and often accompanies processes of the labour area, consultancy on competition law, accompanying the process of drafting shareholders agreements, including divestitures, mergers and transformations.

Civil Engineer from Coimbra University, MBA in Management, MSc in Management and Administration from the Catholic University, PhD Candidate in Uppsala University, Sweden (doctoral program complemented at Harvard Business School). Manager, Deputy and/or Member of the Board of several companies. Member of the cabinet of the Ministry of Interior (XVIII Constitutional Government of Portugal).

Portugal Chairman of the Urban Land Institute and General directos of John Neild & Associates, company for the real estate promotion.

With a career of more than 30 years in diverse business sectors - Financial Services (Consumer Credit), Industry (Chemical, Natural Resources), retail (automobile sector), Health (Diagnostic Imaging), Distribution of tourism products and services (retail, tour operation, Representations, Incoming: Off line, On line, Leisure, Corporate, Meetings, Incentives and Congress), Consulting (Management & Distribution Solutions & Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions), Shared Services - and also assuming Management and Administration roles, from Administration and Finance Direction, to Controller, CFO, CSO (Systems), Executive Vice President (Functional and Business areas, M & A and New Business), CEO and executive responsibilities in different geographic areas (Portugal, Spain, France), it was possible to gain significant experience and consolidate a range of knowledge and contact solutions that enhance business and business management and above all implement them. In the current economic environment, affected by a strong volatility and reduction of the cycle of change lenght, it is critical both on a personal level and for the organizations and business to adopt a new mindset and a new approach to business. It is within this framework and with this philosophy that I currently occupy my time managing projects from which I am a shareholder and participating in the management of other contributing on a daily basis to make a difference and create value.

Degree in Economics from the Universidad de Los Andes. Master in Public Policy from the University of Michigan. Ph.D. in Corporate Strategy and International Business at the University of Michigan. Visiting professor at the School of Economics and Management, Católica-Lisbon (since 2007). Professor at Ross School of Business - University of Michigan and at the School of Public Policy (1999-2005). Associate Professor at the Universidad de Los Andes and Externado University (1995-1997). Fellow of the Carey-Darden Entrepreneurship; Fellow of the Max Plank Institute. Founding partner and member of the board of directors of several companies. Consultant to the Coalition of Service Industries Research & Education Foundation, Washington DC (1998-2000). Economic Advisor to the Office of the President of Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia (1995-1997). Economic Advisor to the Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Bogota, Colombia (1995) Consultant to public regulation and privatization with the Economic Advisors, Bogota, Colombia (1993-1995).

Chairman of the Board of IPAI. Internal Audit Director of TAP Group. Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Cateringpor; Member of the Supervisory Board of Portugalia Airlines and Member of the Supervisory Board of LF-Portugal . PhD in Economics from the Technical University of Lisbon. Masters Degree in Quantitative Methods applied to Economics and Management (ISEG). Pos Graduate - Risk Assessment.