Credit Risk Modelling Specialist at the Models Validation and Monitoring Office in BCP group
Maria R. Sousa is a data scientist working as Credit Risk Modelling Specialist at the Models Validation and Monitoring Office in BCP group, where she has been working in several projects of credit risk modelling (development and coordination) and in regulatory matters (e.g. Basel Accords, ECB TRIM exercises, EBA Benchmarking and IFRS9). Her research is focused in dynamic credit risk modelling, in the context of international financial regulation. Maria Sousa has received numerous awards, including the recognition for her influential attitude and outstanding impact to the teams and to the institution, in 2006 and in 2018, and the first place in the BRICS-CCI & CBIC 2013 competition in Data Mining and Finance. Maria holds a BSc in Mathematics, 2003, an MSc in Mathematical Engineering, 2007, and a Ph.D. in Management, field of Finance, 2016, all from the University of Porto.
President and Global Head of Enterprise Services at Siemens Healthineers
João Seabra is currently President and Global Head of Enterprise Services at Siemens Healthineers. Until March 2018, he headed the Region Western Europe and Western Africa since October 2015. Before that, he served as Country Head for Siemens Healthcare in Portugal for 7 years, and headed the Southwest Europe Region at the same company. Between 2010 and 2015, João Seabra also had the role of Vice President in the Imaging and Therapy Division for the same SWE Region. In parallel to his responsibilities at Healthcare, he was part of Siemens Portugal Executive Committee until September 2016, being responsible for the Innovation corporate program. João Seabra did his studies in Engineering and started his career at Siemens in 1997. There, he acted in multiple roles within the Healthcare area, with strong emphasis on Sales and Marketing positions in the domains of Imaging, Electromedicine, as well as Healthcare IT and consulting.
Chairman of the Board of ALF (Portuguese Association of Leasing, Factoring and Renting)
Luís Augusto is currently the chairman of ALF (Portuguese Association of Leasing, Factoring and Renting) motivated to represent the sectors' interests across public, private and international entities. With an academic background focused on Business Management and Finance, he obtained his degree from the NOVA School of Business and Economics and an MBA from the Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, as well as several postgraduate specialization courses in the area. He started his career in banking in 1997, and has worked both in retail and investment banking. He is currently the CEO of BNP Paribas Factor Portugal since 2015, accumulating the same management functions with BNP Factor España since 2018 (both belonging to BNP Paribas Group).
Isabel Ucha is Chief Executive Officer of Euronext Lisbon and Interbolsa, the Custody and Settlement service provider for the Portuguese market. Simultaneously, she is Managing Board Member at the pan-European exchange group Euronext N.V.. Her previous professional experience includes serving as Advisor for Economic Affairs to the Prime Minister, Head of Issuing and Markets at the Portuguese Treasury and Debt Management Agency (IGCP), and at the Portuguese securities market regulator (CMVM). Isabel Ucha has also been an assistant lecturer at Universidade Católica, teaching economic and financial programs (Economics, Corporate Finance, Economics of Finance, Economics of Regulation, European Economics, Portuguese Economy, Corporate Governance). She holds a degree in Economics from Universidade Católica Portuguesa and a master’s in Economics from Universidade Nova, as well as a master’s degree in Finance from London Business School.
President of the Norte of Portugal Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR-NORTE)
While being the Rector of University of Minho (2009-2017), he was the President of the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities (2014-2017) and Board Member of Iberian Nanotechnology Institute (2012-2020), MIT-Portugal Program (2013-2020) and Bosch-UMinho Partnership (2013-2020). Later, he was Board Member of the Minho Advanced Computing Centre (2017-2020) and of the High Level Scientific Committee of the Atlantic International Satellite Launch Programme (2019). As well he is the Co-founder and Executive Board Member of the Centre for Innovation in Polymer Engineering – PIEP (2001-2009) and the Centre for Engineering and Product Development - CEIIA (2005-09 and 2018-20).
Head of Strategic Planning and Innovation at CUF
With a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico and na MBA from INSEAD, Marta Bento is currently responsible for the Strategic Planning and Innovation departments at CUF, the largest private healthcare provider in Portugal.
CEO - PlatforMe
Industrial Engineer. Business Designer. Avid Entrepreneur. Co-founded PLATFORME - the fashion industry platform for MTO (made-to-order) - that powers mass digital experiences for some of the biggest fashion houses at LVMH, Kering and independent groups. Passioned about Tech (namely for web, commerce, retail) and Virtual (3D, AR, VR). Sits in the Advisory Board of MyDidimo and MOXY.
Administrador - Agência Nacional de Inovação
A Specialist in Innovation Policy and in Open Innovation, António Bob Santos is part of ANI's Board of Directors since July of 2018, having initially served as Innovation Policy Advisor at the same institution (2017/2018).
Graduated in Economics from the University of Porto and with an Executive MBA from the Porto Business School, he started his professional activity in the pharmaceutical company Roche, in the UK, as a Medical Representative.