Manager of Dynargie Portugal. Masters in Marketing from the Portuguese Catholic University.

Nikhil (Nik) Varaiya is Professor of Finance at SDSU. He has taught in the EMBA program since 1990, and is Chair of the EMBA Executive Committee. His additional teaching experience has included the Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University in Dallas and the School of Business Administration, University of Washington in Seattle. He has also taught extensively in executive programs of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University and SDSU. Dr. Varaiya has been the recipient of the Outstanding EMBA Faculty Award on numerous occasions.

Former Director General of the DGCI and Former Director of VAT, the Finance Ministry.

Degree in Management from the Faculty of Economics of University of Porto (1987-92). International Executive MBA from the EUDEM – European School of Business Development. General Manager of ABX Logistics Portugal and member of European Executive Committee (1999-2002). At this stage he has taken part in various Pan-European projects of e-logistics and Supply Chain Management and implemented in Portugal a new business unit dedicated exclusively to Contract Logistics. Since 2003 he has been the General Manager of Rangel Internacional, a Rangel Group company geared towards international transport in its various modes.

Degree in Economics from Lisbon’s Catholic University, where he also concluded a advanced course in Technologic Enterprise Management and a post-graduation in Media Management and Entertainment. Author of the book “Managing in the Digital Era” (generate profit was given to CERCI LISBON). He teaches at Catholic University (Post-Graduation in Media Management and Entertainment) and Lusófona University (Information Systems Management). Since 2008, he is Head of Controlinveste’s Group for Multimedia Business. Previously he has run for over eight years the internet business unit for the Cofina Media Group, where he has, economically, made several digital projects liable for this editorial group. Between 1997 and 2002 he was a consultant for the Secretary of State for Media in the digital area.

Nuno Rebelo dos Santos has a PhD in Psychology. He is currently assistant teacher in Évora University, also participating in the Psychology and Management post-graduate courses in many Colleges. His research activity has been focusing in team work cooperation processes, skill development intervention, performance and development evaluation. He is also the author of several articles in both national and international publications. Honorary Vice-President for the Society for Coaching Psychology. Also a member of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (London), Nuno Santos is a regular spokesman for the Industrial Marketing School (São Paulo) and a member of the study network regarding work at the Ethics and Social Inovation Center (Salzburg).

NUNO DE SOUSA PEREIRA is the Dean of Porto Business School. He has a bachelors and a masters degree from the University of Porto and a doctoral degree from the Health Care Management Department of The Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Deans Across Frontiers committee of EFMD and of the IDM advisory board. Before joining Porto Business School in 2009, he was the Director General of the Office of Planning, Strategy, Evaluation and International Relations at the Ministry of Finance and Public Administration. He was the Portuguese representative to the Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank in 2008 and 2009, where he was also a member of the Sub-Committee on Pensions and Remuneration. Nuno was the head of Portugal’s delegation to the Economic Policy Committee of the OECD and to the European Union from 2007 until 2009. He also represented Portugal at the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank, and the Asian Development Bank from 2007 to 2009. Prior to 2001, Nuno worked in the private sector, both in the financial and industrial sectors. He has published articles in various academic journals including the Journal of Health Economics, Health Affairs, Judgment and Decision Making, the Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, and the Journal of Development Economics.