Leadership Team is listed alphabetically.


Anabela Possidónio
MBA Executive Director

Anabela Possidónio has a vast marketing experience of 18+ years in multinational companies (including BP). Contact Anabela Possidónio when you have an idea on how to improve the MBA program. She is the right person to discuss initiatives, projects and to get advice on how to establish relationships with the market in the name of the MBA program.



Paulo Soares de Pinho

Paulo Soares de Pinho
Academic Director

Paulo Soares de Pinho is Academic Director of The Lisbon MBA and Professor at Nova SBE. He holds a Ph.D. in Banking and Finance from City University (Cass) Business School, London. Paulo Soares de Pinho has extensive practical experience in private equity, currently serving on 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. You can contact Paulo Soares de Pinho to discuss any academic issues.



David Patient
Academic Director

David Patient is Academic Director of The Lisbon MBA and Associate Professor at Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, has a law degree from University College London, and an MBA and PhD from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. David’s research, which focuses on effective managerial communication and employee motivation, has been published in books and top academic journals, including Journal of Management, Organizational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Studies, and Journal of Organisational Behaviour. You can contact David Patient to discuss any academic issues.

E-mail: dapati@ucp.pt