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New NOVA SBE and INSEAD Deans are long-time partners of the CMU Portugal Program

The CMU Portugal Program congratulates Francisco Veloso and Pedro Oliveira, long-time partners of the CMU Portugal Program, for their recent appointments at leading Schools in Portugal. 

Francisco Veloso has been appointed as the next Dean of INSEAD. He will join INSEAD from Imperial College Business School, where he has served as Dean since 2017. Previously, he was the Dean at Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics (CLSBE) where he was the first NOS Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship holder. Francisco Veloso is also a full professor at the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University since 2008. He will officially take up the position at INSEAD on 1 September 2023.

Pedro Oliveira took the leadership of NOVA SBE as Dean in November 2022. He is also a Gulbenkian Chair Professor for the Impact Economy & Invited Full Professor at Nova School of Business and Economics; Professor MSO at Copenhagen Business School with special responsibilities; Associate Professor (with Habilitation) at the Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics, and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research at Católica-Lisbon. 

Francisco Veloso and Pedro Oliveira have been critical actors in CMU Portugal initiatives. 

Francisco Veloso and Pedro Oliveira

They founded the CMU Portugal Dual Degree Ph.D. Technology Change and Entrepreneurship Program (TCE) together with Rui Baptista (Full Professor at Técnico) between Carnegie Mellon’s SET Change Program, the Department of Engineering and Public Policy, the Department of Social and Decision Sciences, the Heinz School, and the Tepper School in collaboration with the Portuguese partners at Instituto Superior Técnico and at Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

Pedro Oliveira is also the Founder and President of Patient Innovation. This international platform was born within the CMU Portugal project TEIPL led by Pedro Oliveira and Helena Canhão, currently Dean of NOVA Medical School. Patient Innovation is a multilingual, non-profit platform and social network to connect patients and caregivers and enable them to share their innovative and user-generated health solutions.

Pedro Oliveira has supervised three CMU Portugal PH.D. students:  Leid Zejnilovic, Paul Boor, and Huiyan Zhang. Francisco Veloso who is also a former CMU Portugal scientific director has supervised 5 CMU Portugal Ph.D.s: Carlos Kemeny, Paul Boor, Leid Zejnilovic, Cristóbal Forestier, and Long Lam.

Both have led and participated in two CMU Portugal projects, “The Role of ‘User Innovators’ in the Development of Telecom Products and Services” and “Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Policy Lab”, TEIPL

INSEAD news article
NOVA SBE profile (Pedro Oliveira)