Francisco Veloso: A Portuguese Leader for a Top European Business School
Francisco Veloso, Former Area Coordinator for the CMU Portugal Program at Carnegie Mellon University and former PI of a Lead Project, has been nominated Dean of the Imperial College Business School. The current Dean of Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics, in an interview to the weekly newspaper Expresso, says he is motivated by the institution’s strong innovation and entrepreneurship record. The President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, congratulated Professor Veloso in a note on the Presidency of the Portuguese Republic’s website.
Francisco Veloso has been teaching at the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University since 2008, where he is now a full professor. He has won several awards for his contributions, including the Alfred P. Sloan Industry Studies Fellowship, the Stan Hardy award for the outstanding paper published in the field of Operations Management, as well as grants from the National Science Foundation, the Sloan Foundation and the Richard King Mellon Foundation. He was also the Principal Investigator for the Lead Project: The Role of ‘User Innovators’ in the Development of Telecom Products and Services with Pedro Oliveira. This project was a precursor to the Patient Innovation platform.