A transparent strategy for success

Nova SBE was created in 1978 as part NOVA University of Lisbon that has acquired foundation status in January 2017. By tradition, its statutes and by laws, the University works as a “confederation” of units, providing extensive autonomy to its faculties, namely in managerial and financial decisions, staff and faculty recruitment, and pedagogical and scientific matters. 

In addition to the core entity - Nova SBE, which hosts degree programs, faculty, key research programs and most back office functions, the School has developed a network of partner organizations statutorily bounded to it: Nova Forum, which handles Executive Education activities, and a private Foundation curated by the main donors, Alfredo de Sousa Foundation, responsible for fundraising, construction and management of the Carcavelos campus. 

Management Structure

Nova SBE counts with several management structures that establish the strategic guidelines of the School, coordinate its implementation and manage the administrative and financial resources in the scientific, academic and pedagogic dimensions of School’s performance. 

The School Council, composed of 8 elected faculty members, 1 elected student representative and 5 co-opted external members of high-standing in Portuguese society, is the main governing body. It selects the Dean, approves and supervises the key strategic developments and monitors his/her activity and the financial accounts.

Luís Amado
Luis Almeida Costa
Vice President
José Galamba de Oliveira
External Member
José Soares dos Santos
External Member
Maria João Carioca
External Member
Sofia Tenreiro
External Member
António Nogueira Leite
Faculty Member
Álvaro Ferreira Silva
Representative of faculty members and researchers
José Tavares
Representative of faculty members and researchers
Maria Carmo Seabra
Representative of faculty members and researchers
Miguel Pina e Cunha
Representative of faculty members and researchers
Pedro Pita Barros
Representative of faculty members and researchers
Vasco Santos
Representative of faculty members and researchers
Filipe Berjano
Students Representative

Executive management is the responsibility of the Dean, which is selected by, and responds to, the School Council, and an Executive Committee of Associate Deans and Executive Directors, which meets twice-a-month.

The Management Council is the administrative, patrimonial, financial, and human resources management body of the Faculty. It is composed of the Dean, who chairs, the Executive Administrator of the School, when this position is filled, and other members (to be appointed by the Dean).

Ana Balcão Reis
Academic Director of Bachelor Degrees
President of Pedagogical Council
Daniel Traça
Miguel Pina e Cunha
Professor | Fundação Amélia de Mello Chair
Paulo Bastos
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer
Rita Cunha
Deputy Dean, Pre-Experience Studies
Luís Monteiro Franco
Advisor to the Dean | Digital Transformation
Charlotte Hamilton
Associate Dean, Community Engagement & Impact
Sónia Oliveira
Chief Faculty & Research Officer
Leonor Colaço
Executive Director of Pre Experience
Miguel Ferreira
Dean of Faculty & Research
Pedro Brito
Associate Dean for Executive Education & Business Transformation

Academic and Scientific aspects, including curricular changes and faculty recruitment and promotion, are run by the Scientific Council, which includes a large share of the faculty. The Scientific Council meets 4 times per year. Its President is elected by its members.

Dean of Faculty & Research

Supervises the main pedagogical challenges and includes faculty and student representatives.

Pedagogic Council President & Bachelors
Cátia Batista
Emanuel Gomes
Fernando Anjos
João Pedro Pereira
Melissa Prado
Patrícia Xufre

The Faculty and Researchers Council is an advisory body of the Scientific Council, made up of all full-time faculty and researchers and also by the professors who may be invited by the President of the Scientific Council, who chairs. This Council shall meet at least twice a year.

The Nova SBE Advisory Board is established pursuant to the Dean’s decision. It is a non-statutory board. The responsibilities of the Advisory Board in supporting the Dean and the School strategy include:

  1. Provide non-binding commentary on Nova SBE’s competitive strategy and options for the future;

  2. Discuss social, economic, technological and political changes affecting, in the short- and long-term the activity of Nova SBE and produce coping strategies;

  3. Identify areas in which Nova SBE can be a significant agent for positive change at the international level and generate strategic avenues to strengthen impact in those areas;

  4. Foster innovation, impact and internationalization;

  5. Leverage the members’ international network, representing a wide range of sectors and nationalities, in support of the School.