PhD in Company Management and Administration, Institute of Further Business Studies. PhD in Economic Policy, University of Navarra. Degree in Law, Barcelona University. Consultant and advisor at various companies. Chairman of the “Foro de los Tres Sectores” Foundation. Lecturer in the field of Strategic Management.

PhD in Business Sciences. Masters in Business Sciences specialising in Finance and a Degree in Management from the Faculty of Economics of Oporto. Provost of University of Porto. Auxiliary professor of the Accounting and Management Group of the Faculty of Economics of Oporto. Member of the Scientific Board of the Masters in Accounting and the Masters in Finance and Fiscality of the FEP. Economist. Consultant of various institutions and companies. She was a Manager of the training Department of Euronext Lisbon. Member of INTACCT, a European project on the application of the IAS/IFRS in Member States of the European Union. Author of miscellaneous publications in national and international magazines of a professional and academic nature and a regular speaker at conferences on the theme of the adoption of the IAS/IFRS. Is, from Jan. 2010, Coordinator of the Executive MBA from EGP-UPBS.

Paul Hazell MEd MCIPD ACIB, Director, PITHON Limited Paul has worked as a consultant for more than 20 years, specialising in the human aspects of change and the training and coaching needs that enable people to improve their performance. He has taught on management development and HRM programmes and has wide training experience – particularly in the fields of trainer training, negotiation skills, sales skills, coaching and management. Passionate about performance improvement, Paul is an energetic trainer who understands that learning must be active and participative to be effective. Recognising the need to apply learning in the workplace, he also works with clients to help them improve and evaluate performance; and in this respect has conducted evaluations of change projects and training. He has built a reputation as a practical executive coach who challenges coachees in a positive way to enable them to reach their full potential. Paul has been working independently since 1999. He is a Director of PITHON Limited, a training and consultancy organisation, that he co-founded in 2001. Paul is also on the Faculty of prominent business schools in Europe and the Middle East. Amongst the many clients for whom Paul has worked are Amadeus, Barclays, British Airways, CAE, Deloitte’s, Epson, Ernst & Young, Finnair, First Choice, Glaxo SmithKline, HSBC, KPMG, Leica, Norwich Union, Nokia, PricewaterhouseCoopers, SCA, Shell, Smit, Superdrug, TNT, Tui Travel, Unilever and Vinci. His clients span industries including consultancy, construction, telecoms, pharmaceuticals, banking, retailing, travel, insurance, manufacturing, professional services, maritime services, insurance, energy and transportation. Having previously worked in international banking for more than 20 years, Paul has business experience in the fields of International Trade, Foreign Exchange and Corporate Lending. He began his consultancy career working as an internal consultant with a large, global organisation, then developed the role to encompass external consultancy. Paul holds a Masters degree with distinction in Training and Development and is a fully qualified member of both the Chartered Institute of Bankers and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He has experience in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Far East, Australia and the USA. He has lived in the UK and Australia and today resides in the UK. Paul is a native English speaker. (Updated March 2015)

Corporate HR Director @ EDP Coporate People Management Policies - 12.000 People - Multiple Geographies

Masters Degree in Marketing from the Faculty of Economics of University of Porto.

PhD in Marketing by the Portucalense University. Electronic trade, webmarketing, quantitative techniques and artificial intelligence applied to Marketing.

Masters Degree and PhD student in Sciences by FEP-UP. Post-graduate in Auditing and Management Control by the UCP. Graduated in Economics by Minho University. Sonae Group collaborator since 2002, where he once was Internal Auditor, Operations Manager, Store Director, Controller at the Planning and Management Control Board and Regional Operations Manager at Canaries’ Worten, Worten Superstore [central and northern region of Portugal]. Nowadays he is Project Manager at Worten.

Lawyer, politician and university professor, Dr. Paul Rangel now performs functions of a deputy in the European Parliament and vice president of the European Peoples Party. He is a member of the Commission for Constitutional Affairs and the Delegation for relations with the United States. It is also a member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and the Delegation to the Parliamentary Cooperation EU - Russia. It belongs to the Board of Directors of the Robert Schuman Foundation, a space for reflection and action in European politics. Author of several books and numerous scientific papers, among which stands out: "The State of the State, 2009;" Deaf Wars - Chronicles of Power Politics, "2005, " Rethinking the Judiciary ", 2001.

Degree in System and Computing Engineering from Minho University (1988) and an MBA from the EGP-UP (1991). Further professional development included the AMP (Advanced Management Programme) at Insead (2002), the Leadership Alliance at LBS, Universidade Nova and PBS (2004), and the Entrepreneurship Programme at MIT (2007). He has worked with BPI (in the fields of Information Systems, Mergers & Acquisitions and Equity Research). He joined the Sonae Group in 1996 as the manager of Information Systems of Sonae Distribuição, was a co-founder of Enabler - a systems integrator for retail, member of the Board of Directors responsible for Information Systems, Business Development and Innovation, President of FINCO - Sonae Consulting Group for IT and Communications, and founder and CEO of Tlantic - a Portuguese-Brasilian software company. In addition to the PBS, he carried out activity as a Lecturer at Minho University and Porto University, at Faculdade de Economia.

Degree in Economics (1987) and MBA (1990) from Universidade do Porto. MSc in Management of Technology from MIT, USA (2000). Managing partner of Enotum Capital since 2000. Consulted for Sonae, Portugal, on strategy, restructuring and privatization issues, for the pulp and paper business (2001/2005). Member of the Board and Acting CFO of Gescartão and subsidiaries, paper packaging industry,(2002/2005). CFO and member of the Board of Optimus TelecomunicaçÔes, Portugal, a start-up investment in a mobile phone network (1997/1999). Group Financial Coordinator of Sonae (1993/1997). Several financial management roles in Sonae Distribuição and subsidiaries (1987/1993), the last integrating a team leading the launch of a retail start-up.

Paulo Simoes is a Partner of Egon Zehnder International, a member of its Technology & Communications Practice Group in Lisbon, Portugal, and a core member of the Leadership Strategy Services Practice. He has been serving local and multinational clients in Portugal on a variety of assignments, in the sectors of technology, telecoms, media, consulting, tourism, financial services, consumer, utilities and industry. Additionally, he has conducted pan-European searches and participated extensively on management appraisals around the world. In terms of previous experience, after a brief involvement in politics at both national and European level, Paulo Simoes started his career as a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Co. in Lisbon, serving clients in the financial sector. On completion of his MBA he joined the (then recent) office of A.T. Kearney in Lisbon as an Associate, later promoted to Manager, leading a variety of management consulting projects during the liberalization of the telecommunications market in Portugal and Spain. He was then invited to set up Cofina.com, becoming an Executive Board member of this sub-holding, which invested in 18 Internet and high tech ventures. Paulo Simoes has a Degree and a Master in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from IST – Technical University of Lisbon, and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, Sydney.

. Master in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing . Post-graduate degree in European Studies . Degree in International Business . Managing Partner at Market Access (www.marketaccess.pt), a consulting firm with activity on over 20 markets . Worked for the Portuguese Trade Commission (Icep Portugal), both in PORTUGAL and in JAPAN-TOKYO; . Has accompanied and supported the development of international business strategies for several companies in different countries around the world; . Was a consultant in innovation, having participated in projects with the European Commission and International Development Agencies . Former responsible for the international section of a business newspaper and editor of a magazine on international relations, economics and politics . Teaches Cross-Cultural Management issues at Universidade do Minho and other higher education institutions.

IPAI and ISACA Chapter Lisbon Vice President. Risk Management Director at SONAE Group. Degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Minho. Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Risk Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Institute of Risk Management (CIRM), Certified Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and Lead Auditor (ISO 27001 and BS 25999 - Business Continuity Management).

Associated Professor with Tenure at Fernando Pessoa University. Invited professor at FEP and PBS. Graduated in Psychology and Sociology, Master degree in Clinical and Health Psychology. Phd in Psychology and Postdoctoral degree in Conflict and Negotiation Psychology from Santiago de Compostela University. Specialist in conflict management, negotiation and human resources management.

PhD in Business Science from University of Porto. Auxiliary Professor at the Faculty of Economics of Oporto. Methodolgist at the National Institute of Statistics. Coordinator of the Post-Graduate Course in Information Management and Marketing Intelligence at EGP-UPBS. Deputy Director of the International Statistical Literacy Project (ISI/IASE).

Degree In Corporate Management and Administration from the Portuguese Catholic University and MBA by Insead. In 12 years of career, 10 were spent in the marketing role, always with American multinationals - Procter & Gamble, Pepsico and Tricon. He carried out brand management for the HairCare sector of Procter & Gamble (Category Management) and for Pizza Hut (marketing management for 15 Latin-American nations). He has carried out traditional duties of strategic and financial Planning, brand communication, product development, research and implementation of pricing. In 2000 he took on the General Management of Clix. In 2004 he was responsible for the total redesigning of the Clix brand and company strategy. In 2005 the took on the chairmanship of McCann Worldgroup Portugal, a US holding which administrates the agencies of McCannErickson and Universal McCann which he currently accumulates with the post of the Iberian Deputy Chairman of McCannErickson.

Pedro has trained/motivated/inspired collaborators from some of the biggest Portuguese organizations such as Sonae, ERA, Bosch, Salsa, EDIGMA, Newway, Amway, Vila GalĂ© Hotels, IKEA, Mercedes, Audi, among many others. He has given courses/seminars at Porto’s Management School (EGP-UPBS), Porto’s Economics Faculty, IPAM, IPL, among other academic institutions.

Born in Porto, age 38. Graduated in Industrial Engineering (Universidade do Minho). Pos Graduations in Innovation (UM), Shopping Centre Management (UCP), Neuroscience (MIT OCW), MBA (EGP-UPBS). Professional Experience at Sonae IndĂșstria, Sonae Sierra and BNP Paribas Group. Presently working at El Corte InglĂ©s (Retail), IPAM and EGP-UPBS (Universities). Permanent Columnist at Vida EconĂłmica, Metro and Jornal de NegĂłcios. Author of "Speculations and Trends" book (2009).

Pedro Pereira Rodrigues is currently an invited assistant professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, and researcher at the CINTESIS - Center for Research on Health Technologies and Services and at the LIAAD - Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Laboratory, at the same university. He got his MSc (2005) and PhD (2010) degrees in computer science from the Faculty of Sciences of the same university, working mainly on machine learning methods for data produced in streaming settings (including sensor networks), with both theses being internationally awarded. Current research is devoted to Bayesian networks applications to clinical research and decision support, log-liner analysis of big data, and clustering from ubiquitous data streams. Concerning academic activities, over more than 10 years of teaching experience, he has created or renovated more than 20 courses devoted to machine learning, research methodology and health informatics, and is the coordinator of a post-graduate course on health informatics. Concerning research production, he has edited 4 conference proceedings, and published 16 articles in indexed peer-reviewed journals, 11 book chapters, and 36 papers in indexed conference proceedings. He has given several invited talks and tutorials, internationally, and he has also been actively involved in the organization of several scientific events, as general chair and as program chair. Moreover, he is a member of the steering committee of CBMS, and was a member of the program committee for more than 20 editions of international conferences and 40 workshops and special sessions. Furthermore, he has acted as reviewer for more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Graduated in Management at the FEP.UP (1994), including one year spent at the University of Wales, Swansea (1993) with a scholarship from the Erasmus Program, and completed, with distinction, a Master’s Degree (MSc) in Finance at London Business School (1998). He is CEO of Change Partners and sits on the board of several of its portfolio companies, namely Cell2B, Stopline, Streambolico, EIDT and 5ensesinfood. Pedro joined Change Partners in 2001 from Banco PortuguĂȘs de Investimento where he was Associate Director for Private Equity. Prior to that he worked in several positions within BPI Group as an analyst and manager for Corporate Banking accounts. He has had brief stints as an entrepreneur having cofounded a few companies in the retail sector. His academic career included lecturing in accounting theory at FEP.UP and international finance at UCP Porto. His academic interests are: family business, family offices, alternative assets and capital markets.

Auxiliary Professor of the Faculty of Economics of Oporto - Ph.D. in Consumer Psychology (UMIST - United Kingdom), Masters in Economics (FEP-UP) and a Degree in Agronomic Engineering (ISA-UTL). Tutor of the subjects of Marketing (degree in Economics), Commercial Management (Management Degree), Commercial Management I and II (Masters in Commercial Management) and Consumer Psychology (Masters in Marketing). Manager of the Masters in Commercial Management, Coordinator of Post-Graduations at Porto Business School: - Management and Economics of Tourism and Hostelry – Knowledge Management and Marketing Intelligence

Managing Partner of Desafio Global, Eventos e Motivação Lda and the General Manager of the Challengers Trophy.