João Silveira Lobo holds a degree in economics from Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and a MBA from INSEAD. In 2002 he has finished the first year of the DBA in the Cranfield School of Management, UK. He held several Senior Management and Board positions in diverse industries: Banking, Urban Transportation, FMCG, Modern Retail, Telecommunications, Executive Education, Portuguese Innovation Agency, Wood-based Panels, Media, Tourism&Leisure and Private Equity. He has also developed an entrepreneurial project in Home Décor through his own venture. Currently, he is an independent management consultant, contributes regularly to COTEC (a Portuguese private innovation agency) and teaches at Porto Business School, NOVA School of Business and Economics and NOVA Executives. He serves also as a mentor in the program of Business Mentoring of the WomenWinWin-Connecting Women and Business and is a founding member and Director of TNSpt-The Natural Step Portugal-an association devoted to foster the sustainable development. He focuses on Strategy, Strategic Planning/Foresight, Management Decision Systems, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Development of Future Scenarios.