Portugal's Nova School of Business has appointed Paulo Soares de Pinho as academic director of the Lisbon MBA program.
Soares de Pinho joined Nova SBE Associate Professor at Nova SBE thirty years ago Assistant, moving to Assistant Professor in 1994. will bring his solid experience of program director at Nova as he was co-director of the Executive Masters Program in Law and Management, scientific director of the executive Post-Graduate Program in Finance and of the executive Post-Graduate Program in Law and Management, director of the full-time MBA and executive director of the Executive Education Training Centre.
He spent his entire academic career at Nova SBE, his alma mater, starting as Teaching Assistant thirty years ago and moving to Assistant Professor in 1994. He teaches courses in banking, corporate finance, private equity, entrepreneurial finance and venture capital. A PhD graduate of City University and a MBA graduate of Nova SBE, he was Visiting Professor at the Luxembourg Business Academy of the University of Luxembourg and at City University's Cass Business School in London.
In addition to his academic activity, he's a member of the board of directors of Sonae Capital SGPS and of Change Partners. He is also president of the general council of the Fundo de Sindicação de Capital de Risco PME-IAPMEI (a venture capital syndication fund), member of the advisory and strategic board of Fast Change Venture Capital Fund and representative director for Portugal of Venture Valuation. Soares de Pinho is also a member of the executive committee of the European Association of University Teachers on Banking and Finance and was a former member of the advisory board of the European Capital Markets Institute.
He succeeds José Mata who stepped down after serving for three years.
The Lisbon MBA program is a joint venture between Universidade Católica Portuguesa and Universidade Nova de Lisboa, two triple crown accredited business schools in Portugal. The program features a one-month immersion at MIT Sloan School of Management in Boston.