2024 Edition

Governance

We are thrilled to present this distinguished group of leaders and ambassadors who have shaped the 2024 edition of the Estoril Conferences, each contributing with unique perspectives, expertise, and knowledge.

Organization

Organization

Helena Canhão

Dean at NOVA Medical School

- Portugal

Pedro Oliveira

Dean at Nova SBE

- Portugal

Karim Lakhani

Co-Founder, Chair of Digital Data Design Institute | Dorothy & Michael Hintze Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School

- USA

Laurinda Alves

Executive Director of the Estoril Conferences

- Portugal

Carlos Carreiras

President of Municipality of Cascais

- Portugal

Nuno Piteira Lopes

Vice-President of Municipality of Cascais

- Portugal

Advisory Board

Carmelo Cennamo

Professor & Co-Director of the Entrepreneurship Concentration studies of the MBA Program at Copenhagen Business School

- Italy - Denmark

Catherine da Silveira

Associate Dean for International Affairs & Partnerships at Nova SBE

- France - Portugal

Karim Lakhani

Co-Founder, Chair of Digital Data Design Institute | Dorothy & Michael Hintze Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School

- USA

Keld Laursen

Professor of the Economics and Management of Innovation at Copenhagen Business School

- Denmark

Nelly Enwerem-Bromson

Global Director of Resource Mobilization & Partnerships at Women in Global Health

- Nigeria - Portugal

Rui Diniz

CEO of CUF

- Portugal

Sir Richard Roberts

Chief Scientific Officer at New England Biolabs (Nobel Laureate)

- United Kingdom

Vitorino Mello Oliveira

Diplomat at the United Nations in New York

- Portugal - USA

Academic Board

Ana Balcão Reis

Professor & Vice-Dean for Degree Programs at Nova SBE

- Portugal

Anne-Laure Fayard

Chaired Professor in Social Innovation at Nova SBE

- France - Portugal

Conceição Calhau

Vice-Dean for Community & Full Professor at NOVA Medical School

- Portugal

Geir Espnes

Mayor of Oppdal, Deputy Member of the Norwegian Parliament & Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

- Norway

João Conde

Group Leader, Professor & Vice-Dean for Research at NOVA Medical School, NOVA Medical Research, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

- Portugal

José Tavares

Full Professor at Nova SBE & Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London

- Portugal - UK

Miguel Ferreira

BPI | Fundação “La Caixa” Chair Professor of Responsible Finance & Vice-Dean of Faculty and Research at Nova SBE

- Portugal

Miguel Xavier

Full Professor at NOVA Medical School, Vice-Dean & Chairman of the Scientific Board

- Portugal

Nuno Neuparth

Vice-Dean for Education & Full Professor at NOVA Medical School

- Portugal

Pedro Cardete

Full Professor of Marketing at Nova SBE & President of the Scientific Council

- Portugal

Pedro Vicente

Professor at Nova SBE & Founding Scientific Director of NOVAFRICA

- Portugal

Students Board

ForTuna

President: João Pedro Pais

Leadership For Impact - Students’ Club

Presidents: Francisco Alves de Brito & Benedita Elias

Mindspace Club

President: Marielen Winter

Nova Awareness Club

President: Mariana Costa

NOVA Debate Club

President: António Pires

Nova Economics Club

President: João Bonito Gomes

NOVAFRICA - Students’ Club

Presidents: Beatriz Godinho & Catarina Louro

NOVA Junior Consulting

President: Diogo Curto Antunes

NOMA Marketing Consulting

President: Rita Galhardo Gomes

NOVA Politics Club

President: Miles Anthony

Nova SBE Students’ Union

President: Inês Frazão

NOVA Skills Association

President: Mário Vaz

NOVA Social Consulting

President: Lisa Marie Bok

Nova Surf Club

President: Margarida Dias

NOVA SBE Innovation Ecosystem Student Club

President: Carla Dias

NOVA Thirst Project

Presidents: Madalena Paiva & Rafaela Farias

NOVA Pride Association

President: Raquel Lopes

Nova Hospitality Club

President: Inês Pedroso

- Portugal

Oikos Lisbon Club

President: Francisca Amaral

Social Investment Fund

president: Balázs Nyerges

Youth Ambassadors

Catarina Viegas Dias

GP at Administração Regional de Saúde de Lisboa e Vale do Tejo IP & Teaching Assistant at NOVA University of Lisbon

- Portugal

Emile Von Schomberg

Founder of Philoxenia & CEMS Alumnus

- The Netherlands

Francisco Mendes

Teaching Assistant for Communication, Leadership, and Ethics course at Nova SBE

- Portugal

Inês Frazão

President of Nova SBE Students’ Union

- Portugal

João Gancho Figueiredo

Co-Founder of Xerpa & Medical Director of Mediceus

- Portugal

Salomé Azevedo

Head of Digital Health at VOH. CoLAB & Founder of Dotmoovs

- Portugal

Tomás Rodrigues

Student of the CEMS Master’s degree in Finance & Former President of Nova SBE Students’ Union

- Portugal

Helena Canhão

Helena Canhão is the Dean of NOVA Medical School, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Full Professor of Medicine, Coordinator of the Research Unit Comprehensive Health Research Center (CHRC), and Head of the Associated Laboratory REAL. She is the President of the Portuguese Medical Schools’ Council (CEMP) for 2023-2024. She is Chair of the Advisory Council of AICIB and Chair of the Advisory Council of the Collaborative Laboratory Value for Health. Helena Canhão is also Senior Rheumatology Consultant, Head of the Rheumatology Unit at CHULC- Hospital Santo Antonio dos Capuchos, Lisbon.

Pedro Oliveira

Pedro Oliveira is Dean at Nova School of Business and Economics, where he is also Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Chair Professor. He is also Professor at Copenhagen Business School; Academic Fellow at Cornell University’s Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures; Founder of Patient Innovation; co-founder of PPL Crowdfunding and member of the Environment & Sustainability Council at EDP Energias de Portugal. Previously he was Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Research; Associate Dean for Research; Director of the Research Unit in Business; Academic Director of the LisbonMBA (partnership with Católica-Lisbon, NovaSBE and MIT-Sloan); and Academic Director of the doctoral program in Technology Change and Entrepreneurship (offered by Católica-Lisbon, IST and Carnegie Mellon University) at Católica-Lisbon School of Business & Economics. He was also the founder and director of several exec ed programs. Pedro also served as advisor to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education and as an International Faculty Fellow at MIT Sloan School of Management. His research has been published at Production and Operations Management (POM), Research Policy, Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM), Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, Orphanet, New England Journal of Medicine – Catalyst, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, among other.He received his Ph.D. in Operations, Technology and Innovation Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and his M.Sc. and “licenciatura” in Naval Engineering from IST. He also completed advanced training at Harvard Business School and at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Karim Lakhani

Karim R. Lakhani is a renowned academic and expert in innovation and technology management. He currently serves as a Professor at Harvard Business School, where he holds the position of Charles E. Wilson Professor of Business Administration. Lakhani’s research focuses on the role of digital platforms, open innovation, and crowdsourcing in driving organizational and societal change. As a prolific author, Lakhani has published extensively in prestigious academic journals and has contributed to numerous books and publications. His work explores the dynamics of innovation ecosystems, the impact of emerging technologies on industries, and the collaborative nature of problem-solving in the digital age. Lakhani has received numerous accolades and honors for his contributions to the field of innovation. He has also advised and collaborated with leading organizations across various sectors, helping them navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by technological advancements.

Carlos Carreiras

Carlos Carreiras has been Mayor of Municipality of Cascais since 2011, winning three elections with an absolute majority and some of the most expressive votes ever in the municipality. During his terms in office, Carlos Carreiras was Vice President of the Social Democratic Party (2014/2016), President of the social democratic think-tank Instituto Francisco Sá Carneiro (2010/2013) and founder of the Social Democratic Youth. He is a training manager and, before executive politics, he was a company administrator in the field of FMCG and tourism. A columnist for the “i” newspaper and author of the book “Com vista para o Atlântico”, Carlos Carreiras was born in 1961 and is the father of five daughters.

Carmelo Cennamo

Carmelo Cennamo is Professor with special responsibilities of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Copenhagen Business School, where he is Co-Director of the Entrepreneurship Concentration studies of the MBA Program.
Expert on Digital Platforms, Digital Markets, Ecosystems, he studies how firms manage their interdependent activities and how they try to shape the business context where these activities take place to gain competitive advantage. His work spans different sectors including videogames, mobile apps, oil and gas, automotive, hospitality, mobility, online news, blockchain and initial coins offerings; has appeared in the top academic journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Management, Research Policy, as well as MIT Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, and has been recognised with prestigious awards such as Best Paper Prize (finalist) from the Strategic Management Society (2014, 2018), Best Paper Award (finalist, 2017), Best Paper Proceedings (2017, 2015, 2013), Best Dissertation Award (finalist, 2011), and Distinguished Student Paper Award (2010) from the Academy of Management. A frequent keynote speaker on these topics in academic, corporate and industry events, he is also very active in the public debate on the broader impact that platforms and digital have in the modern society and economy.

Catherine da Silveira

Catherine da Silveira is Associate Dean for International Affairs and Partnerships at NOVA SBE. She is also Academic Director of the CEMS Master’s in International Management, International Master’s in Management, International Master’s in Finance and Double Degree Programs. She is a member of France’s Foreign Trade Advisors. Associate Professor of Marketing, Catherine da Silveira coordinates consulting projects for companies and NGOs in areas such as purpose branding and sustainable consumption. Before joining the academic world, she worked for 13 years for the L’Oréal Group as a Marketing Executive across divisions and countries. She has been coordinating the partnerships with the CEMS Alliance and with McKinsey & Company since the 7th Edition of the Estoril Conferences.

Keld Laursen

Keld Laursen is professor of the Economics and Management of Innovation at Copenhagen Business School and DNV-GL Professor II at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He earned his doctorate in international economics from Aalborg University. His current research focuses on open and distributed innovation processes and on organizational practices and innovation outcomes. His research has been published in outlets such as Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Economic Geography and Research Policy. He is a co-editor of Research Policy and serves on the editorial boards of Strategic Management Journal and Industrial and Corporate Change. Keld Laursen is the 2017/2018 Past Chair of the Technology and Innovation Management Division of the Academy of Management. He is a former member of the Danish Research Council for Independent Research | Social Sciences and serves presently as a panel member at the European Research Council (ERC) for Social sciences and Humanities (SH1). Laursen is a member of the Executive Board of the Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics (DRUID). He serves currently on the CBS Academic Council.

Nelly Enwerem-Bromson

Nelly is a global development leader with over 20 years’ experience successfully managing international development programs and addressing global challenges–including human rights, gender equality, and equitable access to quality and affordable services–by leveraging high-level diplomacy, negotiation, and advocacy. She has held senior-level positions with the United Nations and International NGOs, supporting health development outcomes particularly in Africa, Europe, and Asia. Prior to the UN, she worked as Adviser to the President, the Attorney-General, and the Minister of State Reform and Public Administration of Portugal.

Rui Diniz

Rui Diniz has been the CEO of CUF since January 2021 and an executive member of the Board of Directors of the José de Mello Group since 2013. President of the Alfredo de Sousa Foundation and member of the board of ACEGE – Christian Association of Entrepreneurs and Managers, he is also a Promoter and Founder of the Inclusive Community Forum at NOVA SBE. He began his professional career at McKinsey, where he worked for 14 years, becoming office manager in Portugal. He was Vice-President of Efacec and a non-executive director of Brisa. He holds a degree in Economics from the Portuguese Catholic University.

Sir Richard Roberts

Sir Richard Roberts was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology for his pioneering work on DNA sequencing and genetic engineering. His discovery of the alternative splicing of genes had a profound impact on the study and applications of molecular biology and led to decisive progress in many fields including cancer research. He is the Chief Scientific Officer at New England Biolabs (Massachusetts) and has been an active supporter and member of the Patient Innovation Advisory Board, currently based at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He has advocated (together with a group of Nobel laureates) for Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in general and golden rice to advance health in developing countries, noting the high safety record of genetically modified foods. He has also accepted to serve Nova School of Business & Economics as Dean’s Advisory Board member.

Vitorino Mello Oliveira

Portuguese diplomat at the United Nations in New York. Former diplomatic advisor to the Portuguese Minister of State and Finance and President of the Eurogroup. Assistant Professor (Adjunct) of Sustainable International Business, Geoeconomics and International Relations, the module in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and the Field Lab in Partnerships for Sustainable Development at Nova School of Business & Economics, with research and teaching projects in other institutions.

Ana Balcão Reis

Ana Balcão Reis is Professor and Vice-Dean for Degree Programs at the Nova School of Business and Economics. She holds a PhD in Economics from Nova SBE. She has done research on economic growth driven by technology development and adoption. The role of human capital accumulation on economic growth has led her interest to the field of Economics of Education. Currently, her main research interests are in the area of economics of education. She has taught courses on Macroeconomics; Economic Growth and Development for the Undergraduate and Ph.D. Programs. She is now teaching Economics of Education for the Masters ´ program. Her work is published in academic journals such as the Journal of International Economics, the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, the European Economic Review and the Economics of Education Review.

Anne Laure

Anne-Laure Fayard is Chaired Professor in Social Innovation at NOVA School of Business and Economics in Lisbon Portugal. She leads the Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability (DESIS) Lab @ Nova SBE. Her research interests involve collaboration, technology, social innovation and design. Fayard is also a Visiting Research Professor at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. She has held visiting positions at Imperial College Business School, London School of Economics and Ecole des Mines. Her research is published in leading scholarly journals and Harvard Business Review. Her work has been highlighted in major newspapers such as the New York Times, Financial Times and The Economist.

Conceição Calhau

Conceição Calhau graduated in Nutrition and earned her Doctorate and Aggregation from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto. She is a Full Professor at the NOVA Medical School – Faculty of Medical Sciences of the Nova University of Lisbon. She is the coordinator of the Unit of Lifestyle Medicine and NOVAHealth Nutrition at the Nova University of Lisbon. Conceição Calhau is a consultant member of several scientific organisations. She is an editorial board member of Scientific Reports (Nature Group) and of Nutrients. Her main research interests focused on the human microbiome, polyphenols, endocrine disruptors, metabolic dysfunction, and iodine nutritional state, which has led her to coordinate several research projects with national and European funds, such as IoGeneration, contributing to public health policies decisions by the Portuguese Parliament and national authorities.

Geir Espnes

Geir Arild Espnes is an academic and a politician. He is professor and leader of Public Health Science and Community Medicine at Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He is at present Mayor of Oppdal and deputy member of the Norwegian Parliament. He is holding an Honorary Professorship at National University of Singapore. He has started and led several Centers and organizations on Health Promotion Research worldwide. He has been working with esteemed scholars at universities and research institutions around the world.

João Conde

João Conde is a Group Leader, Professor and Vice-Dean for Research at NOVA Medical School, NOVA Medical Research, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. In 2014, he received his PhD in Biology with a specialization in NanoBiotechnology from the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and the Universidad de Zaragoza as part of the FP7 European Consortium NanoScieE+- NanoTruck for the development of multifunctional gold nanoparticles for gene silencing. Following that, he was a Marie Curie Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Harvard-MIT Division for Health Sciences and Technology, and Queen Mary University of London’s School of Engineering and Materials Science. From 2017 to 2019, he was a Junior Investigator at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular. In 2019, he won an ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Council to build a genetic biobarcode to profile breast cancer heterogeneity. He is also a co-founder of the biotech company TargTex, Targeted Therapeutics for Glioblastoma Multiforme (European Innovation Council Accelerator). Since 2020, he is also part of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Consortium from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington. In 2023, he partnered with Vector Bioscience Cambridge and AstraZeneca to develop RNA-based cancer therapies from the European Innovation Council Transition. In 2023, was elected for the Scientific Advisory Board of FCT: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. Since 2024, he has been on the Scientific Advisory board of Vector Bioscience Cambridge. He was also awarded several international awards, including the 2023 and 2022 World’s Top 2% Scientists list by Stanford University, the Nanomaterials 2020 Young Investigator Award, the 2021 Biomaterials Science Emerging Investigator, the Top 2% Most cited in Nanoscience/ Nanotechnology from PLOS Biology, the Wellcome Image Awards 2017, the Nano-Micro Letters Researcher Award, and the National Cancer Institute Image Award.

José Tavares

José Tavares holds a PhD in Economics from Harvard University and is full professor at NovaSBE, and Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London. José´s research on democracy, gender discrimination, and economic policy has been featured in Time magazine, the New York Times, Handelsblatt and La Repubblica, among other. In his essay “Europe Is Not A Foreign Country”, José discusses the future of Europe.

Miguel Ferreira

Miguel A. Ferreira is the BPI | Fundação “la Caixa” Chair Professor of Responsible Finance at Nova School of Business and Economics (Nova SBE). He is the Vice-Dean of Faculty and Research at Nova SBE and the Academic Director of the Nova Finance Knowledge Center. He is also a research associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). He has a PhD in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Miguel Ferreira is among the top 100 most prolific authors in top 3 finance journals of all time in the world, and he is the most cited Portuguese economist since 2000. He was the President of the European Finance Association.

Miguel Xavier

Dr. Miguel Xavier is a distinguished psychiatrist and mental health expert, known for his leadership in academia, policy development, and clinical practice. He is a Full Professor at NOVA Medical School-UNL, Vice-Dean, and Chairman of the Scientific Board. Additionally, he serves as the Director of the National Coordination for Mental Health Policies under the Ministry of Health. Dr. Xavier’s extensive contributions to mental health policy include co-authoring the Portuguese Mental Health Plan 2007-2016 and being the first author of the updated national Mental Health Plan 2017-2020. He is also a Senior Consultant at the Department of Psychiatry in Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental, providing expert care to patients. With numerous research projects under his belt, Dr. Xavier’s work spans areas like psychiatric epidemiology, mental health policies, schizophrenia treatment, family burden, psychoeducation, and forensic psychiatry. He has presented over 400 times at scientific meetings and authored or co-authored 120 publications in journals and books.

Nuno Neuparth

Nuno Manuel Barreiros Neuparth is Vice-Dean for Education of NOVA Medical School (2022-). He is a Full Professor of Pathophysiology at NOVA Medical School. Aggregate in Medicine in 2017, PhD in Medicine in 1995, Master in Pedagogical Skills and Scientific Capacity in 1987 and graduated in Medicine in 1981, all by NOVA Medical School. He was Elected Member of the NOVA Medical School Council (2010-2021), Elected Member of the NOVA Medical School Scientific Council (2010-). Assistant (Specialist in Immunolaergology) at Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central EPE, Nominee Member of the Scientific Council of the National Program for Respiratory Diseases, by the Director General of Health at the Ministry of Health, Regent of the Curricular Unit of Pathophysiology and Therapeutic Targets I at NOVA Medical School. Responsible by the Pathophysiology Course in the Integrated Master’s in biomedical engineering at NOVA School of Sciences and Technology. Clinical Director of the Pathophysiology Lab at NMS | FCM, Responsible for the Lung Function Lab from Dona Estefânia Hospital at Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Central EPE (CHULC, EPE). He published 71 articles in specialized medical journals. He has 24 book chapter (s) and 6 book (s). He organized 21 event (s). He supervised 4 doctoral thesis (s) and co-supervised 4. He supervised 7 master’s dissertation (s) and co-supervised 3. He received 22 award (s) and / or honors. He participates and / or participated as Investigator in 5 project (s) and Responsible Investigator in 16 project (s). Operates in the area (s) Clinical Medicine with an emphasis on Allergology and Medical and Health Sciences with an emphasis on Health Sciences with an emphasis on Public Health and Environmental Health.

Pedro Cardete

Professor Gardete specializes in marketing strategies in contexts of high uncertainty. In his current work he studies the DRAM manufacturing industry and analyzes the use and value of market research information to aid in decision-making on significant industry investments. His research also spans the areas of truth-in-advertising, where he investigates favorable market conditions for advertising credibility to take place. A third stream of his research addresses the realm of online consumer ratings, and estimates their impact on other consumers’ opinions. He is a Full Professor of Marketing at Nova SBE and the President of the Scientific Council.

Pedro Vicente

Pedro C. Vicente is a Professor of Economics at Nova School of Business and Economics (Nova SBE), where he is also the founding scientific director of the knowledge center NOVAFRICA. He specializes in development economics and Africa. Pedro has published in leading economics journals such as the American Economic Review. His research has entailed substantial fieldwork efforts in African countries. Pedro Vicente has a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago.

ForTuna

Is NOVA SBE’s academic Tuna, a musical group focused on spreading Portuguese tradition and academic spirit. It was created on February 15th of 1993 by a group of Nova SBE friends that wanted to be connected with music while studying.

Leadership For Impact

The Nova SBE Leadership for Impact Student Club was born out of the will to create opportunities for sustainable impact through leadership while always promoting cooperation among members of the Nova SBE community, such as students, NGOs, enterprises, and more.

Mindspace Club

The Nova SBE Mindspace Student Club aims to create a safe and inclusive community of students that fosters self-acceptance, resilience, mental well-being, and meaningful relationships. The club wants to enable its members to try out new experiences and expand their knowledge on topics that are too often forgotten in day-to-day life. The Nova SBE Mindspace Student Club members can join weekly online meditation sessions and regular outside workouts, yoga sessions, workshops, and much more.

Nova Awareness Club

Nova Awareness Club is a student-founded organization that manages an online newspaper mainly focused on economics, finance, politics, environment, arts and culture. The main goal of NAC is to increase awareness and knowledge among the academic community and beyond. To accomplish that, we provide Nova SBE students an opportunity to be part of a very enthusiastic and competent team that creates valuable content on our website and social media, such as weekly wrap-ups covering the hot topics of the week, articles and Arts & Culture editions exploring relevant cultural content.

Nova Debate Club

The Nova Debate Club promotes debates where students compete with each other or debate freely, sharing points of views with interesting and challenging speakers. The Nova Debate Club aims to promote debate and argumentation among Nova SBE students. The club wants participants to challenge the statu quo and to develop an informed and curious view of the world around them.

Nova Economics Club

NEC is Nova SBE’s soal club focusing only in Economics. It’s goal is to deliver research and share knowledge in the field, by developing high-quality research projects with its partners and organizing events, with Economia Viva being its main one. Moreover, the Club has a wide range of tools available to spread information, including its social media profiles and its Magazine.

NOVAFRICA - Students’ Club

NOVAFRICA Student Group is a bridge between the NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center and students of Nova SBE. A passion for development topics is what unites us. The Group promotes and supports the Center’s events and projects, while having its own activities. During Pizza&Topic Sessions we discuss development economics topics that interest us. NSG Mentorship Program helps our students to understand better which academic and professional path they want to undertake. We engage as well in the NOVAFRICA Podcast and NOVAFRICA Blog, which are our tools to talk to other students and general audience about critical topics in development economics.

Nova Junior Consulting

Nova Junior Consulting is Nova School of Business and Economics’ Junior Enterprise. We are a student-run consulting firm specialized in providing strategic, financial and management consulting services by offering our clients the knowledge and skills we develop at Nova SBE, Portugal’s top Business School.

NOMA Marketing Consulting

NOMA is a Marketing and Strategy consulting firm, managed and composed exclusively by Nova SBE students. We intend to become a reference for companies and institutions as a creative and trustworthy partner and to take an active role of trainer in the areas of Marketing and Strategy Consulting.

Nova Politics Club

Nova Politics Club is the Nova School of Business & Economics’ student-run politics and international affairs club. As a non-partisan organization, the Nova Politics Club specializes in enhancing its members’ knowledge, expertise, and critical thinking skills concerning all things politics, diplomacy, world economy, and international relations. The club achieves this by offering students both theoretical and practical experiences and know-how via its invaluable network and partnerships developed within the Nova SBE Community.

Nova SBE Students’ Union

Nova SBE Students’ Union is the voice of all Nova SBE students. We are the bridge between the University administration and students, manage student club affairs and are responsible for giving life to the social scene at Nova. Every time our big and motivated team decides to embrace a new project, issue or party, we do so with the goal of ultimately serving every single student, and make their voices count.

Nova Skills Association

Nova Skills Association is the oldest Nova SBE student’s club, created in 2010, with the mission of being a key element in the development of the Nova SBE community’s Power Skills. We believe that Power Skills are a driving force of talent and aim to make their development accessible, easy for the community. With our mission in mind, we strive to create opportunities, by bringing to life events and learning programs focused on Power Skills, not only at Nova SBE, but also at Nova Medical School and beyond. We hope to aid in the creation of powerful learning opportunities enhancing the immense value of the Estoril Conferences.

Nova Social Consulting

As a student-led consultancy, NSC offers a range of pro-bono advisory services for organisations in the social and environmental sector. Each team of 5 consultants will be dedicated to a client project for the duration of one semester (+/- 12 weeks). We are one of the largests Student Clubs at Nova SBE, the leading Business School in Portugal, with 50+ active Student Consultants, conducting 10+ consulting projects in the Portuguese social sector every semester. At Nova Social Consulting, we build bridges between Portugal’s purpose-driven social sector and the valuable tools, business acumen and insights of leading NOVA SBE students to support our clients and scale their impact in a sustainable way. For over a decade, we have served a wide range of clients, building capacity and accompanying them towards greater, more sustainable impact. We approach our client work with a win-win perspective: not only do we endeavour to contribute to the expansion and strengthening of our clients’ goals, but we also ensure a valuable experience for our consultants; one that will lead them on a path to become change-makers and impact-driven leaders.

Nova Surf Club

We’re on a mission to unite students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and academic pursuits through the exhilarating world of surfing and water sports. Our vision? To make surfing accessible to all through an engaged tied knight community, where every individual can dive into an active, meaningful lifestyle.

NOVA SBE Innovation Ecosystem Student Club

With the purpose of leading our student community towards improving themselves and the world, NOVA SBE Innovation Ecosystem Student Club is the catalyst for the birth of disruptive ideas at the university. Every semester the club holds multiple initiatives that join different stakeholders, including inno-sessions, design jams, innovation projects, and social media signatures.

Nova Thirst Project

The Nova SBE Thirst Project Student Club is the first NGO student club at Nova SBE. The club aims to raise society’s awareness to end the global water crisis. In addition, the club organizes events to raise funds to build freshwater wells in developing regions of the world.

Nova Pride Association

Our mission is to advocate for the inclusion of the LGBTQIA+ community. Our vision is to establish a genuine understanding of diversity and inclusion and a safe place at Nova SBE and beyond.

Nova Hospitality Club

Nova Hospitality Club is a Student’s Initiative aiming to understand the impact of hospitality in society and how to adapt to it. We want to create awareness on challenges and opportunities that this industry poses for companies and strengthen the bridge between Nova SBE’s academic community and the industry players. The club achieves this by promoting with talks, events, and by developing customer services consulting projects with companies, whit all the Nova SBE student community.

Oikos Lisbon Club

Oikos Lisbon is the social and environmental student club from Nova School of Business and Economics and the Portuguese chapter of oikos international, a student-led international organization that promotes sustainability in both economics and management. With the mission to educate and promote behavioural change towards a greener future, oikos Lisbon aims to excel in making a difference in Nova SBE’s Community. A group of open-minded, non-conforming and visionary members highly engaged in fighting environmental issues. Working with the School’s Sustainability Office, with Portuguese education and social Institutions, as well as several independent organisations widens their impact in the community and bring them one step closer to a greener and healthier future for us all.

Catarina Viegas Dias

Catarina Viegas Dias concluded the Masters in Medicine in 2011 (Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Medicina) and the postgraduate program Clinical Scholars Research Training (Harvard Medical School-Portugal) in 2017. She works as a GP at Administração Regional de Saúde de Lisboa e Vale do Tejo IP, as a Teaching Assistant at Universidade Nova de Lisboa /Faculdade de Ciências Médicas and as a scientific consultant at Comissão de Avaliação de Tecnologias da Saúde (Infarmed). Areas of interest: Decision Making; Evidence-Based Medicine; Guideline Adherence; Quaternary Prevention; Public health.

Emile Von Schomberg

Emile is a mathematics graduate from Utrecht University, currently completing a dual Master’s in International Management through the CEMS Alliance at Nova SBE & Koç University. He founded Philoxenia, a volunteer network focused on informal education, and has secured over €100,000 in funding for projects involving universities, NGOs, and businesses. He led an Erasmus+ funded intercultural exchange week for 40 people from 17 nationalities. Emile was also a facilitator in The Unthinkable Experiment, an award-winning project led by Koen Vanmechelen, and recently founded Philo-X, an informal education start-up with a pilot program in the CEMS Master’s. He was on the task force for the Estoril Conferences 2022, which drew over 4,000 attendees, and authored the Purpose Generation Declaration. His other roles include university teaching assistant, exam coach, and president of various student committees. With a passion for culture, Emile has traveled to over forty countries and lived in Belgium, the Netherlands, Singapore, Portugal, and Turkey. In his free time, he composes music and performs in concerts.

Francisco Mendes

Francisco Mendes is an accomplished leader, former Bachelor`s and Master`s student in Management at Nova School of Business & Economics, having served as President of the Students Union and current teaching assistant for Communication, Leadership, and Ethics course. Francisco is known for his podcast “Mãe vou de Erasmus” and his excellent sense of humor, bringing a unique blend of academic knowledge and practical experience to his role.

Inês Frazão

Inês Frazão is currently the President of Nova School of Business and Economics Students´ Union. At Nova SBE she is an incoming Master ́s in Management with specialization in Operations Management and the prestigious Masters CEMS in International Management, class year 2024-2025. She is also elected Student Representative of the Pedagogical Council representing all undergraduate students. Inês is eager to create positive impact, her leadership, dedication, and upcoming academic pursuits make her a prominent figure in the student community.

João Gancho Figueiredo

João co-founded Xerpa, a pre/post-graduate medical training and curricula management platform, and is the Medical Director of Mediceus, a digital health company working on health data integration. He also consults for a health plan’s disease prevention and sustainability strategies. He has a Masters in Medicine (Universidade de Lisboa, 2012), and Post-Graduations in Healthcare Management (Nova SBE) and Occupational Medicine (Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública). Areas of interest: medical education, platforms and ecosystems, data interoperability, healthcare management.

Salomé Azevedo

Salomé Azevedo is Head of Digital Health at VOH.CoLAB and founder of Dotmoovs. Her research focuses on designing, implementing, and evaluating digital health and well-being solutions. She is finishing her PhD in Engineering & Management at IST. She was a researcher and a teaching assistant at Católica-Lisbon SBE. She is member of the Patient Innovation Association General Assembly. Salomé conducted research on User Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University. She was a mentor for the Digital Health Ideas Lab by Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft Institute and deputy of the Health Parliament Portugal.

Tomás Rodrigues

Tomás Rodrigues is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in CEMS in Finance, in addition to being a former president of the Nova School of Business & Economics Students Union and former member of Nova Junior Consulting. Currently, he also works as a teaching assistant for Principles of Management. With his ongoing studies in finance and a strong background in leadership and consulting, Tomás possesses a well-rounded skill set that will contribute to his future.