Born and resident in Lisbon, Paulo is an expert in Strategic Foresight, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, with more than 18 years of experience in these fields.


In the last seven years he has held the position of General Director for Economy and Innovation at the Lisbon City Council, responsible for the areas of Economy, Investment, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategic Clusters. (To get a sense of the vision, strategy, and main projects developed by the city of Lisbon in the last years, please download the brochure: Lisbon: Economy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

Paulo’s portfolio includes work in/with the following organizations:


Daimler; Volkswagen; Zurich; Bosch Thermotechnology; EDP - Energias de Portugal; GALP Energia; Sonae; Novabase; Siemens; Brisa; Celfocus; FIAT Brasil;
Government and Nonprofits:

World Economic Forum; Lisbon City Council; Invest Lisboa; Startup Lisboa; Beta-I; AICEP Portugal Global - Trade & Investment Agency; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; EEA - European Environment Agency; European Commission; IDEFE/ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management; IDN – National Defense Institute (Portugal); INA - National Administration Institute (Portugal); Porto Vivo - Urban Rehabilitation Society (Porto); 

In the last years he has been very active in several academic activities in the fields of Foresight, Scenario Planning, Strategy and Innovation, including the design and the scientific coordination of a Post-Graduation in “Foresight, Strategy and Innovation”, and the executive programs “Futures, Strategic Design and Innovation” at IDEFE/ ISEG – Lisboa School of Management and Economics / Lisbon University. 

Paulo has a PhD in Management Sciences in the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3. He is graduated in Economics (ISEG), concluded a Master in Economics and Management of Science and Technology (ISEG) and a Master in Foresight and Strategy (Portuguese Institute for Financial and Fiscal Studies.

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