Holds a PhD in Management Sciences at the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3. Strong background in the coordination of projects, workshops and training sessions in Scenarios, Strategic Foresight methods and Trend Analysis/Scanning. Internationally trained in Strategic Foresight (PREST, Futuribles, Coates & Jarret, Outsights, Fuld & Company). Graduated in Economics (Porto University - Faculty of Economics), MA in European Economic Studies (College of Europe - Bruges) and Master in Strategy (ISCSP - Lisbon).
Has been working in the Foresight/Scenarios, Strategy and Innovation fields for the past 18 years with different responsibilities. Founder and Executive Director of ALVA R&C, a consulting company.
Invited Associate Professor at ISEG. Previously Invited Associate Professor at IST - Instituto Superior Técnico ("Scenario Analysis"), Director of the Department of Strategies and Economic Analysis of the Portuguese Environment Agency, Rapporteur for the Portuguese Green Growth Commitment, Director of the Department of Innovation and Strategic Sectors of the Lisbon City Council, and Director of the Strategic Foresight Unit of the Portuguese Department of Foresight and Planning.