We’re proud to announce that Paulo Soares de Pinho, Associate Professor at Nova SBE, is the new The Lisbon MBA Academic Director for Nova SBE.

After 3 years of work with The Lisbon MBA, Professor José Mata leaves his position as Academic Director on behalf of Nova SBE. We want to thank him for his contribution that helped us position The Lisbon MBA as one of the best MBA programs in the world. His efforts are a part of our success and for that we want to express our gratitude and wish him all the best.

Paulo Soares de Pinho holds a Ph.D. in Banking and Finance from City University (Cass) Business School, London. He teaches courses in banking, corporate finance, private equity, entrepreneurial finance and venture capital. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Luxembourg Business Academy of the University of Luxembourg and at Cass Business School, London.

Besides his academic activity Paulo 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.

Paulo 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.

We are confident that Paulo’s skills and knowledge will help us drive The Lisbon MBA forward.