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PhD candidate in Management, HR & OB

Summary

Graduated in International Relations in 2001 by the Institute of Social and Political Sciences of Lisbon. Hold (i) a Masters of Arts in Media & Cultural Analysis by Loughborough University, England, (ii) a Masters in International Relations with a focus in International Business at the Institute of Social and Political Sciences of Lisbon and (iii) an Executive MBA with a focus in Applied Leadership by Robert Kennedy College of Zurich, Switzerland, validated and awarded by the University of Wales. Researcher currently enrolled in a PhD Program in Management, specialization in Human Resources & Organizational Behavior at ISCTE Business School, Lisbon, Portugal - Research Project: “The legitimacy of the Sharing Economy: characterising its business side”. As a one-off project, I was Director of Human Resources at ALCR Business Group. I was a Fellow Lecturer of Team Management - granted in 2015 with an ISCTE-IUL Internal Grant aimed at developing my teaching skills and technical competencies relevant for my PhD scientific training. I've published articles in the Journal Executive Digest and academic works by Publisher Bubok of Portugal. I was Speaker at schools of executive education in São Paulo (Brazil), Braga and Leiria (Portugal) and Speaker at the 2nd OFEL International Conference on Governance, Management and Entrepreneurship held in 2014 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, where I presented a new model of leadership called "The Mastering of 5 Key Elements". I'm a consultant in leadership and responsible for new businesses development of Instituto Yiesia in the European Union.

Education

Oct 2014Present

PhD Doctorate candidate in Management, specialization in Human Resources & Organizational Behavior - admitted.

ISCTE Business School - Lisbon, Portugal

Doctor of Philosophy candidate in Management, specialization in Human Resources & Organizational Behavior.

Research Project: “The legitimacy of the Sharing Economy: characterising its business side”.

Mar 2010Apr 2014

Executive MBA

University of Wales - Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Course taught by Robert Kennedy College (https://college.ch/) - Switzerland's premier private college - but validated and awarded by the University of Wales.

Attendance between 2010 and 2014. Dissertation delivered in March 2016.

- Principal subjects covered:

Organizational Behaviour; Financial Management; Entrepreneurship; Marketing Management; Michael Porter on Corporate Strategy and Competitiveness (offered in affiliation with The Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School); Applied Leadership; PRINCE2 - Defining Excellence in Project Management; Strategic Management.

- Dissertation: Exploring new ways of looking at Leadership (A Dissertation on the Fundamental Leadership Qualifications in the Workplace).

May 2005Dec 2005

Professional Formation Course in Communication of Marketing, Advertisement and Public Relations

CIDEC – Inter-Disciplinary Centre of Economic Studies - Lisbon, Portugal

- Principal subjects covered:

Communication; the concept of marketing; publicity; public relations; equality of opportunities; citizenry and personal development; information and communication technologies; environmental sensibility; planning, implementing and controlling the effort of marketing.

- Final Report: "Lobbying - the Key for a bid for the Olympic Games".

Oct 2002Dec 2003

M.A. Degree, Media & Cultural Analysis, with major in Globalization Processes

Loughborough University - England, UK

- Principal subjects covered: 

Globalization, Information Society, Culture, Citizenship, Media, New IT, Investigation and Analysis.

- Dissertation: "Globalization and its impacts on the Portuguese Society”.

Oct 1996Jan 2001

Graduate Degree, International Relations, with major in International Cultural Relations

Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas - Lisbon, Portugal

- Principal subjects covered:

International Relations, Economics, International Monetary Fund (FMI), Law, Public International Law, Private International Law, Geopolitics, Social Sciences, Political and Cultural Relations, Political Science, Demography, EU Institutions, Regional Co-operation Organizations, International Organizations (Governmental and Non-Governmental), The United Nations, English and French (both on Social Sciences' Methodology).

Work History

Sep 2007Present

Leadership Consultant & Business Representative

Instituto Yiesia - Corporate Governance, Compliance and Sustainability

Responsibilities:

. Business Manager in the EU;

. Leadership Consultant;

. Market prospecting.

Instituto Yiesia envisages to promote the development of the capital markets industry through corporate governance and compliance.

IY is a consultancy firm specialized in Corporate Governance and Compliance services, due diligences, ERM and corporate restructuring with special focus on the Private Equity industry and mid-sized companies.

Nov 2015Dec 2015

Director of Human Resources

ALCR Business Group

This was a one-off project.

The CEO asked for my external advisory on re-structuring, originating, implementing and subsequent directing of Human Resources practices and objectives at ALCR Business Group. Description of Duties:

Reporting to the CEO and serving on the executive management team, I provided advisory on originating and leading Human Resources practices and objectives that provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of superior workforce at Grupo ALCR. I coordinated the implementation of services, policies, and programs through Human Resources staff; and assisted and advised ALCR managers about Human Resources issues.

- Summary of my achievements -

Policy development and Documentation:

. General Policy of Human Human Resources for ALCR Business Group;
. Performance Evaluation;
. Internal Training;
. Health and Safety;
. Recruitment and Selection;
. Remuneration.

Feb 2015Jul 2015

Fellow Lecturer

ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa

Granted with an ISCTE Internal Grant. I taught "Team Management" to University Graduate Students of (i) Business Administration, (ii) Economics and (iii) Accounting.

(ISCTE-IUL offers students enrolled in the PhD programme grants to help with the development of teaching skills and technical competencies relevant for the students’ scientific training. The number of available grants is set annually by the Executive Council of ISCTE-IUL).

May 2014May 2014

Guest Speaker

Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal

Speaker on “Leadership and Ethics” – open lecture about Deontology and Ethics within the course of Accounting and Finance at Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal.

Apr 2014Apr 2014

Speaker

University of Dubrovnik

Speaker at the 2nd OFEL International Conference on Governance, Management and Entrepreneurship.
Paper presented: Elaborating a Master Model of Leadership called "The Mastering of 5 Key Elements".

Feb 2014Feb 2014

Guest Speaker

Universidade do Minho

Speaker on "The Country-Brand of Portugal" - in the ambit of the EEGenerating Skills Transversal Competences Development Program.

Nov 2013Jan 2014

Freelance Columnist

Executive Digest

Articles written on a variety of subjects with business impact.

Jun 2013Jun 2013

Visiting Professor

B.I. International

Visiting Professor of "Local and International Businesses & Scenarios" under the Post-MBA International Program in Global Management and Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

Interests

I have always been curious about the world around me and have always wanted to bring new knowledge and ideas to business management. In addition, I have always had the ambition to influence the way people think and how businesses could be managed differently through the lenses of my consulting, teaching and research.

As far as other interests are concerned, I like playing tennis, basketball, reading and traveling. I am a very motivated individual, looking forward to turning ideas into practice, with a very well balanced approach that combines ambition, creativity and risk appetite.

Portfolio

Honors & Awards

February 2015

Granted with an ISCTE-IUL Internal Grant aimed at developing my teaching skills and technical competencies relevant for my PhD scientific training. Discipline taught: "Team Management" to Graduate Students of (i) Business Administration, (ii) Economics and (iii) Accounting.

ISCTE-IUL offers students enrolled in the PhD programme grants to help with the development of teaching skills and technical competencies relevant for the students’ scientific training. The number of available grants is set annually by the Executive Council of ISCTE-IUL.

Additional Honors & Awards

2007-2009

Best Master’s Degree student (together with another classmate) in International Relations, specialization in International Business at ISCSP.

1993-1995

Best Mathematics and French student at Copenhagen International School (High School – 11th and 12th Grades).

Volunteer Experience & Causes

August 1992 - Poverty Alleviation:

Collector of clothes (Door-to-door collection of clothes destined to African countries.) at The International People's College in Helsingør, Denmark.

Languages

Portuguese (mother tongue)

English (full professional proficiency)

French (professional working proficiency)

Spanish (professional working proficiency)

Publications

1 - "Elaborating a Masters Model of Leadership - A Paper on the Fundamental Leadership Qualifications in the Workplace". A Paper double-blind peer reviewed, published and presented at the 2nd International Conference on Governance, Management and Entrepreneurship held in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

2 - "Fusion of Vodafone/Verizon: a promising agreement or just a high risk one?". An article written at Executive Digest Magazine.

3 - "Twitter - Is the a future in the capital markets? A right decision or a wrong strategy?". An article written at Executive Digest Magazine.

4 - "The Country-Brand of Portugal". A pioneering academic paper, which proposes and describes an innovative agency / expert working group (still not existent Portugal) to face the challenges of globalization.

5 - "Globalization and its impacts on the Portuguese Society". An academic paper that unprecedentedly gathers and describes the main theories (Portuguese and foreign authors) on the phenomenon of globalization and its key effects.