It is with deep sadness that we received the news of the passing of Nuno Fernandes Thomaz. In addition to an illustrious public service career, which led him to be a congressperson, Nuno Fernandes Thomaz was a unique figure in the development of Nova SBE. Nuno Fernandes Thomaz was at the origin of Nova Forum, the executive training entity of Nova SBE, where he served as Chairman of the General Assembly, from 2002 to 2008, having subsequently been the Chairman of the Board of Directors. He was part of the creation of Égide, the entity that supports the development of the internationalization of the School, having held the positions of Administrator and President of the Board of Directors of Égide (2001-2009). He was also President of the Faculty Council between 2009 and 2018, a period in which the Faculty conceived and developed its fundraising strategy and the construction of the new Carcavelos Campus.
Nuno Fernandes Thomaz was currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Alfredo de Sousa Foundation and leaves a legacy of enormous human dimension, a sense of unsurpassed mission, and a competence and dedication that enabled this foundation to consolidate its main purpose, which is to support the educational project of Nova SBE in becoming one of the best business schools in the world.
All those who had the privilege of working with him daily, for more than two decades of the School's life, will be forever marked by his ethical and human dimension manifested in each council he sought, in each opinion he gave, in every decision he made. His friendly word and his gesture of immense availability towards everyone leave us with great longing and, above all, with a huge legacy that we must honor.