João Cotter Salvado holds a PhD in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from London Business School, and he is currently an Assistant Professor at Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics.

He holds an Undergraduate and Master Degree in Economics from Nova SBE and a Master Degree in Nongovernmental Organizations (NGO) Management and Development from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Before starting his PhD, he was the Research Director at IES - Social Business School. He co-founded and was Member of the Board of two international NGOs which work currently in Mozambique and São Tomé e Príncipe.