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International Advisory Board Members

Alexandre Relvas 
CEO Logoplaste | Business Administration '81

Alexandre Carlos de Mello Vieira Costa Relvas was born in Luanda on August, 1956. He is married and has five children. He graduated from CATÓLICA-LISBON with a degree in Business Administration, where he lectured from 1978 to 1991. From 1991 to 1995 he was Secretary of State for Tourism in the Constitutional Government XII. He is shareholder and Board Member of Logoplaste. He was CEO of Logoplaste between 1997 and 2017.
Shareholder and non-executive Board Member of Norfin – Sociedade Gestora de Fundos de Investimento Imobiliário, a holding company in the real estate sector; Shareholder and President of Casa Relvas, a wine producer; Shareholder and Non-Executive Board Member of Logohotéis and Invesvia, owner of Porto Bay Hotels in Brazil. Non-executive Board Member of Nutrinveste. Founding shareholder and President of the Board of the Observador and shareholder of Mesacer Ceramics. He was President of the CATÓLICA-LISBON’s Alumni Association in 1990 and 1991, Member of the Strategic Council of Universidade Católica’s Institute of Political Studies and the Advisory Board for the CATÓLICA-LISBON’s Masters in Finance.
Since 2013, he has been Chairman of the Audit Board of Comunidade Vida e Paz and a Member of the Board of Curators of the National Museum of Ancient Art (Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga).

Ângelo Pauperio 
CEO Sonae

Ângelo Paupério, born in 1960, joined Sonae in 1989. He held different Management positions in several group companies: Sonae MC, Sonae Capital, Sonaecom, Sonae Sierra, Sonae Investment Management, Sonae Financial Services and NOS. Since April 2015, he is Co-CEO of Sonae. He is also President of APGEI – Portuguese Association of Management and Industrial Engineering.
Over the last years, he was Member of the Superior Council of Universidade Católica Portuguesa and Member of the Superior Council of Porto Business School. In addition to his degree in Civil Engineering from FEUP, he has an MBA degree from Porto Business School.

António Viana-Baptista 
Former CEO Telefónica International | Economics '80 

António Viana-Baptista was born in Lisbon (Portugal) in 1957. He has a degree in Economics from CATÓLICA-LISBON (1980), Post-Graduate studies in European Economics from Universidade Católica Portuguesa (1981) and an MBA degree from INSEAD (Fontainebleau, 1983). Between 1985 and 1991, he was a Principal Partner of Mckinsey & Co, at their Madrid and Lisbon offices, and between 1991 and 1998 held office as a Director of Banco Português de Investimento. Between 1998 and 2002, he was Chairman and CEO of Telefónica International and between 2002 and 2006, he was Executive Chairman & CEO of Telefónica Móviles S.A. From 2006 to 2008, he was Executive Chairman (Chairman & CEO) of Telefónica España.From 2000 to 2008, he was a Non-Executive member of the Board of Directors of Portugal Telecom.
Between 2011 and 2016, he was CEO of Crédit Suisse AG for Spain and Portugal. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Semapa SGPS and Atento SA. He has been a Non-Executive Director of Jerónimo Martins, SGPS, SA since April 2010, having also held office as a member of the Audit Committee of that company during the 2010-2012 and 2013-2015 terms.

Carlos Melo Ribeiro
Former CEO Siemens Portugal | Business Administration '77

Carlos Ribeiro is married with 4 children. He has a degree in Economics from Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (I.S.E), a degree in Management from CATÓLICA-LISBON and an MBA degree by the Boston College in the USA. Carlos started his career in management in Texas Instruments in Dallas and then in Oporto. In 1984, he started working at Siemens where he had responsabilities in several areas such as Marketing and Finance. In 1995, he was nominated Chief Executive Officer of Siemens in Portugal, position he kept for more than 20 years, and his team was recognized in 2003 for being the best, inside the Siemens Group.
Along with the position of CEO of Siemens, Carlos was also President and founding partner of a wine-making company and an international business consultancy firm.

Domitília M. dos Santos
Senior VP Morgan Stanley and former President of the Luso-American Chamber of Commerce

Domitília M. dos Santos é uma cidadã portuguesa residente em Nova Iorque. Vem várias vezes por ano a Portugal, onde mantém casa. Sendo especialista em mercados financeiros norte-americanos e internacionais, trabalha desde 1983 em Wall Street, onde dirige “The Dos Santos Group,” uma equipa especializada em consultoria e gestão de ativos financeiros.Tem desempenhado funções docentes em Nova Iorque e em Lisboa (Universidade Católica Portuguesa). Tem ligação a várias instituições, sendo membro, entre outras, do CDP-Conselho da Diáspora Portuguesa (Lisboa), do Social Advisory Board do IMM-Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes (Lisboa), do Aspen Institute (Washington, DC), do Economic Club of New York. Mantém um permanente cuidado com a sua atividade física, tendo já completado 264 maratonas em 41 países e em todos os Estados dos EUA.

Fátima Barros
Former Dean CATÓLICA-LISBON and Professor | Economics '85

Fátima Barros is Professor of Economics at CATÓLICA-LISBON since 1992.
Currently she is Non-Executive Board Member of Banco BPI-Grupo Caixabank, Brisa Concessão Rodoviária and Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos. She is also Member of the Supervisory Board of Warta (Poland), Member of the Committee on Corporate Governance and Corporate Responsibility of Grupo Jerónimo Martins, and Member of the International Advisory Board of ESCP-Europe Business School (Paris).
From 2012 to 2017 Fátima Barros was the Head of ANACOM- Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações, the national regulatory authority for electronic communications and postal services, appointed by the Portuguese Government. She was also the elected Chair of BEREC - Board of European Regulators for Electronic Communications in 2015 and Vice-Chair in 2014 and 2016. Between 2004 and 2012 she was the Dean of CATÓLICA-LISBON, leading the internationalization process of the School. From 2001 to 2004 she served as Associate Dean. She led the Car Distribution Research Center at CATÓLICA-LISBON from 1998 to 2001.
Fátima Barros holds a PhD (European Doctoral Program in Quantitative Economics) and a Master in Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium), and a BA in Economics from Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Her research interests are in industrial organization, strategy, competition policy and regulation.

Gonçalo Moura Martins 
CEO Mota-Engil Group 

Gonçalo Moura Martins is CEO of Mota-Engil (since 2013), he was Vice-president of the Board of Directors of Mota-Engil (since 2010) and Chairman of Lineas – Concessões de Transportes (since 2017). He was also CFO of Mota-Engil (2012-2013), CEO of the Ascendi Group (2009-2017), CEO of Mota-Engil, Environment and Services (2006-2012), CFO of Mota-Engil, Engineering and Construction (2000-2006), Administrative and Financial Coordinator of Engil (1997-2000) and Lawyer at the Engil Group (1990-1997).
Gonçalo Moura Martins finished his studies in 1989 and became a jurist. He also did Post-graduate studies in Business Management at ISG (1989), post-graduate studies in Business Administration at CATÓLICA-LISBON (1997) and the Kellogg|Católica Advanced Management Program (2010).

Gustavo Guimarães
Chairman of the Board Tranquilidade | Economics '85

Gustavo M. Guimarães is the former Group Vice-President for Royal Dutch Shell, plc. He worked for Shell 18 years around the world and since 2010 decided to continue his career in Portugal as an investor and entrepreneur. He has been acting, since 2013, as Local Operating Partner for Apollo Global Management, LLC in Portugal and chairs the Board of Tranquilidade since January 2015, following Apollo´s acquisition. He supports two other non-profit social organizations as a pro-bono member of the Board.
Prior to the role as Group Vice President in Shell, Mr. Guimarães was a Senior Advisor to Shell’s Group Board of Directors based in The Netherlands leading the International Department and member of the Supervisory Board of Shell Deutschland Oil. He has also held a number of general management positions in Shell Gas (LPG) in South America based in Brazil, in China and in Portugal/Spain. Before joining Shell, Mr Guimarães worked in his native country Portugal with Galp, in the Retail business, and prior to that in the local National Social Economic Council as Chief of Staff to the President.
Born in 1963, Gustavo, holds an Undergraduate Degree in Economics from CATÓLICA-LISBON, and an MBA degree from Universidade Nova de Lisboa.  He started as a Chartered Accountant and holds several development diplomas from INSEAD, Oxford University, Institut Français du Pétrole and Shell development courses.
Married, with 4 children and 2 grand-children, enjoys motorcycling, sailing, golf and art.

Isabel Jonet
President Banco Alimentar contra a Fome | Economics '82

Isabel Jonet was born in Lisbon, in 1960. Married, with five children, she also holds a degree in Economics from CATÓLICA-LISBON (1982).
She works in the Food Bank since 1993, where she helped create the Portuguese network of Food Banks, that distribute food aid (actually 2.600 charities that help feeding 400.000 people in need). Since 2003, she is the president of the Portuguese Federation of Food Banks and between 2012 and 2017 she was also the President of the European Federation of Food Banks (FEBA) and currently still maintains a position as a member of the Board of Directors.
Founder and President of ENTRAJUDA (2004), an innovative project born with the mission of creating capacity building in the social sector. This institution seeks to educate nonprofits in management and organization and to mobilize civic society to respond to several needs perceived within other social welfare institutions. These institutions, managed from the heart, can be more effective in serving their beneficiaries, if provided with the right instruments and resources. Under ENTRAJUDA, Isabel developed several projects and launched the Volunteer Exchange, the Bank of Given Goods, and the Bank of Equipments.

João Borges de Assunção
Former Dean CATÓLICA-LISBON and Professor | Business Administration '84

João Borges de Assunção is a former Dean of CATÓLICA-LISBON (1996-2001). He coordinates the CATÓLICA-LISBON Forecasting Lab - NECEP, a group that publishes a syndicated quarterly newsletter on the Portuguese and global economies, and divulges short to medium term forecasts on the Portuguese economy and the Eurozone. He teaches Marketing related subjects at CATÓLICA-LISBON and his research was mainly within the marketing science.
He currently serves as Academic Director for The Lisbon MBA.
His research interests are broad, spanning from statistics, decision science and technology to business, economics, social sciences, governance and current affairs. He was an Economic Advisor to the Portuguese Prime Minister and to the Portuguese President of the Republic, and has participated in a high level group on Societal Issues supporting the President of the European Commission. He was a Non-Executive Board member of TAP and currently serves as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Eurocash (Poland).
He holds a Ph.D in Management from UCLA and was a Professor at Columbia Business School. He was recognized as one of the 100 Inspirational alumni on the 75th aniversary of UCLA Anderson Graduate Business School.

José Theotónio
CEO Pestana Group | Business Administration '87

José Theotónio, holds a degree in Business Administration from CATÓLICA-LISBON, where he graduated and practised as a Lecturer for analytical accounting and management control for 13 years, until 2000. He was also a Lecturer at Instituto Superior de Gestão Bancária and at Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril. His management career started at Nutrinveste, Lisbon, in 1987, followed by Lesilan, where he launched the Lanidor stores franchising. He was Aide to the Finance Secretary of State between 1990 and 1993 and became Chief of Cabinet of the Tourism Secretary of State between 1994 and 1995.
Between 1995 and 2000, he served as Board member on the Tourism Fund, along with his board roles in two tourism companies. Between 2003 and 2005 he was member of ACIF’s (Associação Comercial e Industrial do Funchal) Board of Directors team that lead him to the Vice-Presidency of the Madeira Promotion Association.
In 2000, José Theotónio started at the Pestana Hotel Group as Board member of the Pestana Group Holding SGPS, heading up the Finance and IT areas. In recent years, alongside his functions in the Pestana Holdings Group, he was appointed President of Salvor (the company that runs the group’s operations in the Algarve), Board member at M&J Pestana and at I.T.I. – (the main Madeira Island operational companies), and at Grupo Pestana Pousadas (the company that runs the Pousadas de Portugal concession). In 2013, José did the Kellogg|Católica Advanced Management Program. In March 2015, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Pestana Hotel Group. 

Luís Amaral 
CEO Eurocash Group (Poland) | Business Administration '84 

Luís Amaral holds a degree in Business Administration from CATÓLICA-LISBON and has over 30 years of management experience, gained in various international industries. 
Luís commenced his professional career as a trainee at Unilever Portugal, where he worked for over 5 years. In 1989, Luís joined Nissan Portugal as a Marketing Director and in 1994 he became a Board Member, responsible for Sales, Marketing and Logistics.
In 1995, Luís went to Poland as the CEO of Jerónimo Martins Poland, developing the company until 1999, when it reached a turnover of over 1 billion EUR. He was then, promoted to the position of a Member of Jerónimo Martins Holding Executive Committee in Lisbon.
In July 2000, Luís Amaral moved to South America where, as a Partner in the Antfactory Investment Fund, he activated his funds on the markets of Brazil, Mexico and Argentina.
In 2003, Luís lead the MBO of Eurocash from Jerónimo Martins and in 2005 Eurocash entered the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Eurocash started to take over various companies such as a 75% stake in Kolporter FMCG and a 51% stake in Inmedio in 2014, a 44% stake in Frisco.pl in 2015, a 50% stake in Firma Rogala, a 50% in FHC-2, 100% of shares of Polska Dystrybucja Alkoholi in 2016, EKO Holding S.A. in 2017 and Mila S.A. in 2018. These takeovers allowed Eurocash to become a market leader of FMCG wholesale distribution and the 6th biggest retailer in Poland, with over 15 000 stores and approximately 22 500 employees.

Manuela Ferreira Leite
Former Portugal’s Minister of Finance

Manuela Ferreira Leite was born in Arganil, Portugal. Despite her being born in a family of successful lawyers, she chose to follow Finance and Economics and got an undergraduate degree in Finance from ISEG Business School. In the past, Manuela held several positions within the Portuguese Government, including Minister of Education between 1993 and 1995, and 112th Minister of State and Finances between April 2002 and 2004. In 2006, she was nominated Non-Executive Director of the Portuguese Banco Santander Totta. She was also, between 2006 and 2008, Member of the Council of State, designated by the President of the Republic of Portugal.
In 2008, she was elected leader of the Social Democratic Party (PSD). After leaving PSD, she retired from politics and currently, she runs a weekly program where she comments about politics and current state affairs.
Manuela was married to Rui Ferreira Leite with whom she has three children and two grandchildren.

Miguel Calado
Chairman and President WY Group 

Miguel Calado has wide international, general management, manufacturing and financial expertise derived primarily from his extensive service as Chief Financial Officer of various international manufacturing companies and in roles at several large, packaged and consumer goods public companies. Mr. Calado has been the Chairman and President of the WY Group, an international digital marketing and creativity services company, since 2017.
From 2014 to 2017, Miguel Calado was Vice-President of Corporate Development and President of IMAX Diagnostic Imaging Business Unit of Hovione SA, an international fine chemicals company. From 2006 to 2014, he was the Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Hovione SA. Prior to this, from 1998 to 2006, he was the Executive Vice-President and President for the International Division of Dean Foods Company based in Dallas, USA. From 1983 to 1998, he had several international financial roles at PepsiCo Inc. including Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer for PepsiCo Foods International based in NY, USA. Additionally, since 2004, Mr. Calado is a Non-Executive Board Member of HNI Corp, (NYSE: HNI) and President of GAMCAL LLC (USA) an investment company. Since 2013, he is a Non-Executive Board Member of Aveleda SA (Portugal) and a Member of the Advisory Board of IPCG (Portuguese Institute of Corporate Governance).
Miguel Calado is Portuguese-American, living in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. He has degrees in Accounting and Business Administration by the Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais in Brazil, and he is an OPM Graduate at Harvard Business School.

Paula Panarra 
CEO Microsoft Portugal

Paula Panarra has been working at Microsoft for eight years. She started as the Marketing Lead, having responsibility on Business Markets, Consumer and Digital. After three years as Marketing Lead she then followed as head of Marketing & Operations, responsible for all Operational activity, Business Development as well as Marketing Investments. After that, she took the role of Public-Sector Lead, driving Digital Transformation in government entities and public administration.
Paula Panarra has a degree in Chemical Engineering by Instituto Superior Técnico and has more than 20 years of experience as a business leader. Before joining Microsoft, Paula Panarra worked for more than 15 years for multinational Procter & Gamble. She was responsible – first – for Financial Management, then, she was Head of Operational Communication and Marketing.
She is, since December of 2016, the General Manager for Microsoft Portugal supporting customers with Microsoft mission to “empower every person and organization in the world to achieve more”.

Paulo Cartucho Pereira
Managing Director Perella (United Kingdom) | Economics '84

Paulo Cartucho Pereira is a Partner in Perella Weinberg Partners’ Advisory business.
Paulo Pereira has more than 30 years of investment banking experience, assisting companies on a wide range of strategic matters, and has advised on transactions totaling over $600 billion, including numerous M&A, privatization and capital raising transactions across various sectors and geographies.
Prior to joining Perella Weinberg Partners at the time of the Firm’s inception, Mr. Pereira was at Morgan Stanley from 1987 to 2006, where he most recently served as a Managing Director and Head of European and Asian M&A, Chairman of European Media and Communications Investment Banking and as Investment Banking Conflict Management Officer for Europe.
Paulo C. Pereira earned an MBA from INSEAD and an Economics degree from CATÓLICA-LISBON.

Paulo Pereira da Silva 
CEO Renova

Paulo Pereira da Silva was born in Lisbon, in 1961, and graduated in Physics at the École Polytéchnique Féderale de Lausanne, in Switzerland. Paulo Pereira da Silva is the President of the Board of Directors of the following companies: Renova FPA SA (Renova Portugal), Renova España SA, Promineral, Servisan and Proemba. President of Almonda SGPS SA and Sogesfin SGPS SA.
Member of the following Institutions: International Advisory Board of Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, Advisory Council of the Portuguese Institute of Corporate Governance (IPCG), Monitoring Committee of OxyCapital.

Pedro Pina
Managing Director Google (United Kingdom) | Business Administration '91

Pedro Pina is a Portuguese-born marketer who has lived and worked outside of Portugal throughout his 20+ years career. Pedro joined Google in 2013 as Global Client Partner for Google’s Global Client and Agency Solutions Team, overseeing Google’s deep engagement with some of the biggest advertisers around the world and their respective media/creative agencies.
Prior to joining Google, Pedro was EVP and Global Brands Director at McCann Worldgroup, responsible for Global Brand Strategy and Marketing Communications for several of McCann’s most iconic brand clients, including Coca-Cola, MasterCard and Unilever. Some of his previous roles include: CEO of Clix (Sonae/France Telecom’s ISP in Portugal), Marketing Director of PepsiCo Restaurants (later renamed Yum brands) in São Paulo and Miami, where he was responsible for the Pizza Hut brand for Latin America, and 6 years at P&G in London and Lisbon, working as an European Brand Manager for various health and beauty care brands. Pedro has a Business Administration degree from CATÓLICA-LISBON, and an MBA degree from INSEAD, Paris.
Pedro is also a Board Member of Serralves - a Contemporary Art Museum and Foundation in Oporto.

Rui Miguel Nabeiro
CEO Delta | Business Administration '02

Rui Miguel Nabeiro is a Board Member at Grupo Nabeiro, one of the major private business groups in Portugal. It has over 30 companies spread across several business sectors, although coffee is its main activity. Operating in over 35 countries and with Direct Operations in 8 – Portugal, Spain, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Angola, Brazil and China – it has 3 500 collaborators and holds the greatest coffee roasting in the Iberian Peninsula. After completing his degree in Business Administration at CATÓLICA-LISBON, he started his career in Madrid.
In the last 10 years, as Board Member at Grupo Nabeiro, the creation of the Delta Q brand, the introduction of new categories in the portfolio of the Group and the expansion of the International area are worthy of note. His mission is developing his people, brands and business, turning Delta Cafés into one of the top 10 coffee players worldwide. He is clearly committed to innovation and the search for new trends. In 2010, Rui did the Kellogg|Católica Advanced Management Program.
Married, father of 2 sons who are now 10 and 7 years old.

Vasco Mello 
Chairman of the Board José de Mello SGPS

Vasco de Mello (1956) is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Brisa – Auto-Estradas de Portugal, S.A. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Executive Committee of José de Mello Capital, S.A., a holding of one of the main Portuguese groups, with significant participations in Transport Infrastructure Concessions (Brisa), Chemical Indusovatry (CUF), Health Care (José de Mello Saúde), Engineering and Technologies (Efacec), and Energy (EDP). From 2007 to 2010, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of BCSD – Business Council for Sustainable Development. Since 2010, he is Vice-President of the Board and, from 2005 to 2008, President of the General Council. From 2008 to 2010, he was Vice-President of the Board of Founders of the CRP – Centro Rodoviário Português.
He was a Member of the Board of Directors of Banco Comercial Português and a Member of the Supervisory Board of Millennium Bank Poland, as well as a Member of the Supervisory Board of EDP-Electricidade de Portugal, S.A., a Member of the Board of Directors of SIC, and a Member of the Board of Directors of Abertis Infraestruturas, S.A.
From 1992 to 2000, he was also Chairman of Banco Mello and Insurance Company Império and held several Executive positions in companies of the group. From 1978 to 1980, he worked at Citicorp in New York and at Banco Crefisul de Investimentos in São Paulo, Brazil. In 1978 he completed a B.S. degree in International Business Administration at the American College of Switzerland.

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