Alexandre Dias da Cunha
Alexandre Dias da Cunha
Assistant Professor (Adjunct)

At Nova, Alexandre teaches Family Business and Small Business Management in the Masters programs. He is the leader of the school's Family Business Initiative and the academic director of “Managing the Family Business”, a four-day executive program for families in business.

Alexandre is senior advisor and associate partner at Cambridge Advisors to Family Enterprise, a specialized international advisory firm serving family enterprises.

Since 2001, he has served as a board member of Companhia do Pipeline, a Mozambican company operating in downstream oil and gas. He is also the CFO of Vumba, the family office for the da Cunha family.

Alexandre started his professional career in 1988 as a consultant with McKinsey and Co in Iberia, where he was an active member of the consumer goods and retailing practice. He went on to work for Pão de Açúcar, a diversified, family-owned retailer with operations in Iberia, holding various positions including private label manager and general manager for the group's discount chain. In 1997, as a 3rd generation family member, Alexandre joined his family’s business activities, where he held several positions in various companies. 

Alexandre is a graduate of INSEAD - Fontainebleau (MBA, 1991), and he holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Lisbon.

While Portuguese and German are his native languages, he is also fluent in English, French and Spanish.

Family Firms

  • Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Rego, Arménio, Cunha, Alexandre Dias da, Fernandes, Filipe S. (2017). Como liderar empresas familiares: Aprenda a usar a força (e a defender-se do lado negro) dos negócios de família. Lua de Papel.