Fundação Alfredo de Sousa

A milestone in the development of a leading school

At Nova SBE, we understand the challenges of today’s world. More and more, communication, technology, and innovation are triggers for change. Change is what makes the world go around. We want to be part of that. We are a part of that.

The Alfredo de Sousa Foundation is a private Foundation with a key role for Nova SBE, because of its contribution to the construction of the new campus, and making sure that the school is run with an ever-growing dynamic approach.

The Foundation represents the forging of academic strength, strong partnerships, and engagement with the world.

The living memory of Alfredo de Sousa will keep on inspiring us through the Foundation, which will allow us to connect powerful minds and enforce diversity of ideas.

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Alfredo de Sousa. A man ahead of his time

Alfredo de Sousa was the founder of Nova School of Business & Economics, its first Dean, and an influential Portuguese economist.

Early years
  • Early years
    • Born in 1931, Alfredo de Sousa (1931-1994) graduated from ‘Instituto Superior de Ciências Económicas e Financeiras’ being recognized as the best student of his year.

60's
  • 1964
    • He undertook his Ph.D. at the University of Paris and joined the university as an associate professor, publishing 15 articles and 14 reviews during that period.

70's
  • From 1972 to 1994
    • Lectured at the most notable institutions of Economics and Management in Lisbon. Referred as a unique personality by his peers, he was also actively engaged in politics and was a consultant in diverse projects.

  • 1977
    • Founded Nova School of Business & Economics and was its Dean and Professor.

80's
  • 1980
    • Launched the first leading MBA program in Portugal. His critical and innovative approach to education shaped Nova School of Business & Economics’ beliefs. His vision unquestionably changed the course of Economics and Management education in Portugal.

Pledge of Commitment

On September 27th, 2016, we undersigned a pledge of commitment, in which we bore witness to the laying of the foundation stone of the new campus of Nova School of Business & Economics.

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Founding Partners

Câmara Municipal de Cascais
Nova SBE
Santander
Jerónimo Martins
Teresa e Alexandre Soares dos Santos

Corporate Partners

Accenture
Ageas
Amrop
Atrium
Axians
Cisco
BCG
BPI
Brisa
Caixa BI
CIN
CTT
Deloitte
EDP
Everis
EY
Fundação Amélia de Mello
GS1
José de Mello Saúde
KPMG
LG
McKinsey
Navigator
Nestlé
Oxy Capital
PWC
Sumol+Compal
Super Bock Group
Tranquilidade
Turismo de Portugal
Unibail
Rodamco
WPP

Board of Trustees

Alexandre Soares dos Santos
António Vieira Monteiro
Carlos Carreiras
Diogo Lucena
Ming Chu Hsu
Pedro Soares dos Santos
Vasco de Mello

Board of Directors

Belén de Vicente
Francisco Champalimaud Daun e Lorena
Henrique Soares dos Santos
João Talone
Marta Maia
Miguel Luz
Pedro Santa Clara