ON JUNE 25, 2021 

15th AESE Alumni Association


ON JUNE 25, 2021        

The fault lines of today’s world – the critical degradation of the environment, the depletion of our natural resources, social inequalities, the lack of cooperation, the inadequacy of justice, the failures of leadership and the deficit of global governance – arise, exposed as never before.

The crises, repeating themselves, summon us to a reinvention.
As a school of leaders, the AESE feels compelled to contribute to the search for new solutions.

To this end, we will dedicate the 15th AESE Alumni Association Assembly to “A New Economy for the World and Humanity”, approaching it from two perspectives: Macrotrends and Micro-concretions.

For the first, internationally recognized speakers will contribute, focusing on 4 domains: Ecology, Institutions, Human Work and Science.

For the Micro approach we will hear from protagonists of new businesses successfully implemented.

In addition to its strong formative component, the Assembly will be an excellent moment of reunion of our great community.

We will celebrate together the 40th anniversary of AESE, the oldest Business School created in Portugal.

Fátima Carioca

António Pita de Abreu
President Alumni Association

AESE Business School
40 years forging leaders



Openning Remarks
Fátima Carioca, Dean AESE;
António Pita de Abreu, Presidente do Agrupamento Alumni

New Economy for the World and Humanity
António Brochado Correia, PwC

AESE Perspective: Sustainability
Bruno Proença, AESE
Nature and Mankind: New Ethics for life on earth
Miguel Setas, EDP
XXI century institutions: State, Companies and Families
Luís Cabral, AESE e Stern NYU

Debate: Ecology and Institutions
Moderator: Adrián Caldart, IESE e AESE
Speakers: Ana Isabel Trigo Morais, Sociedade Ponto Verde | João Bento, CTT | Miguel Pinto Luz, Câmara Municipal de Cascais

AESE Perspective:Talent
José Fonseca Pires, AESE
The Future of Human Work in the Covid Era 19
Daniel Susskind, Oxford University
How can Technology help organizations meet their sustainability agenda?
Sanjay Podder, Accenture

Debate: Human Work and Science
Moderator: Jorge Ribeirinho Machado, AESE
Speakers: Elvira Fortunato, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa | Paula Panarra, Microsoft Portugal | Pedro Afonso, VINCI Energies Portugal

Is Innovation the True Engine of Corporations, Economies, Universities?
Cal Austin, Idea SprintLab Pfizer

Who will pay for the economic damage of the pandemic?
Ricardo Reis, London School of Economics

AESE perspective: Digitalization
Agostinho Abrunhosa, AESE
Future trends in health

Rui Diniz, CUF
EP GROUP: ESG responsible business consolidation
Marco Arcelli, EP

Debate: Organizations and Entrepreneurship
Moderator: Ramiro Martins, AESE
Speakers: Ana Paula Reis, BridgeWhat | Maria João Toscano, Dignitude | Pedro Pires de Miranda, Siemens Portugal

Leadership and governance in times of disruptive change
Jordi Canals, IESE
Tribute to the AESE Community
Fundadores, Professores, Colaboradores e Alumni AESE

President of Portugal (TBC)
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa



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Adrián Caldart

Adrián Caldart is Associate Professor of the Practice of Management in Strategic Management at IESE and the Director of the Strategic Management Area, President of the Academic Council and Professor of Strategic Management at AESE Business School.

Adrián Caldart is B.Sc. in Accounting and B.Sc. in Business Administration from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, M.Sc. in Management and Economics from ESEADE (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and Ph.D. in Management from IESE Business School.

Agostinho Abrunhosa

Agostinho Abrunhosa is Associate Professor of  Operations, Technology and Innovation and Member of the Board at AESE Business School

He holds a degree in Business Management and Organization from ISEG – Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão and has developed his professional activity in Information Systems. He completed the 3rd AESE / IESE Executive MBA in 2005.

Ana Paula Reis

Ana Paula Reis is Co-Founder of BridgeWhat, Member of the Board of Directors of Bynd Venture Capital and Member of the Board of Directors, non-executive, of JARSMED.

She holds a Women on Boards: Succeeding as a Corporate Director of Harvard Business School Executive Education, the Global MBA from IESE Business School – University of Navarra and a Degree in Management from ISCTE.

Ana Trigo Morais

Ana Isabel Trigo Morais is CEO and Deputy Administrator at Sociedade Ponto Verde, CEO of APED – Portuguese Association of Distribution Companies, Member of the Board of Directors of the Fundação do Centro Cultural de Belém and Member of the Board of Directors of the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos.

Ana Isabel Trigo Morais has a degree in Law from Universidade Católica Portuguesa and a post-graduate diploma in Top Business Management from the AESE.

António Brochado Correia

António Brochado Correia is Territory Senior Partner at PwC Portugal, Angola and Cabo Verde.

Degree in Business Management and Administration from Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Complementary executive education at INSEAD. He has been a Global Relationship Partner at the PwC since 2006.

António Pita de Abreu

António Pita de Abreu is the AESE Alumni Association President and the President of the IPSS-Workers and Retirees of EDP and REN.

He is Member of the Board of FlexDeal and Counselling Member of Ordem dos Engenheiros. Founder and Managing Partner at Pita de Abreu Consultores Associados.

Bruno Proença

Bruno Proença is a Teaching Fellow in Corporate Strategy at AESE Business School.-

He holds an undergraduate in Economics and the AESE Executive MBA.

He is currently the Diretor of the Communication Office at Banco de Portugal.

He was the Executive Director of Diário Económico from 2003 to 2014.

Adrián Caldart

Cal Austin, Director, Idea SprintLab, North America Internal Medicine.

Cal is an Influential leader with a passion for connecting people in order to design innovative solutions, drive business results, and exceed stakeholder expectations.

Daniel Susskind

Daniel Susskind is a Fellow in Economics at Oxford University, and a Visiting Professor at King’s College London. He is the co-author of the best-selling book, The Future of the Professions, and the author of A World Without Work (January 2020), described by The New York Times as “required reading for any potential presidential candidate thinking about the economy of the future.

Previously he worked in various roles in the British Government – in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, in the Policy Unit in 10 Downing Street, and in the Cabinet Office. He was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University.

Elvira Fortunato

Elvira Fortunato is full professor in the Materials Science Department of the Faculty of Science and Technology of NOVA University Lisbon, a Fellow of the Portuguese Engineering Academy since 2009 and decorated with the grade of Grand Officer of the Order of Prince Henry the Navigator by the President of the Republic.

She was also a member of the Portuguese National Scientific and Technological Council between 2012-2015 and a member of the advisory board of DG CONNECT (2014-2015).

She is the director of the Institute of Nanomaterials, Nanofabrication and Nanomodeling and of CENIMAT. She is member of the board of trustees of Luso-American Foundation, Vice-Rector of NOVA and Scientific Council for Exact Sciences and Engineering Coordinator at FCT-MCTES.

Fátima Carioca

Maria de Fátima Carioca has been Dean of AESE, since 2014 and Professor in the Human Factor in the Organisation, since 2005.

PhD in Management from Manchester Business School – University of Manchester, she graduated in Electrotechnical Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico and completed her master’s degree in Systems and Computer Engineering at the same University. She has a master’s degree in Marriage and Family from the University of Navarra.

João Bento

João Bento is Member of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CTT – Correios de Portugal, S.A. (CTT)

He has a vast professional experience in executive and non-executive positions in large listed companies in Portugal and Brazil, particularly in the infrastructure and energy sectors.

International Directors Programme , INSEAD, na Habilitation in Intelligent Systems at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), PhD in Civil Engineering, Imperial College, London and Doctoral equivalence awarded by Universidade de Lisboa, a Master of Science in Structural Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST). Degree in Civil Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST).

Jordi Canals

Jordi Canals is Professor of Strategic Management and Economics and the holder of Fundación IESE Chair in Corporate Governance at IESE Business school.

He was Dean of IESE from 2001 through 2016. Prof. Canals is a recognized scholar in the areas of corporate strategy, corporate governance and globalization. 

Jorge Ribeirinho Machado

Jorge Ribeirinho Machado is Professor and Academic Director of Operations, Technology and Innovation at AESE Business School.

He holds a PhD in Government and Organizational Culture from the University of Navarra, Master in Urban Planning from the Faculties of Architecture and Engineering of the University of Porto and Executive MBA AESE / IESE, graduated in Civil Engineering from the University of Porto.


José Fonseca Pires

José Fonseca Pires is Professor and Academic Director of Human Behavior in the Organization at AESE Business School. He is Member of the Board of AESE.

He holds a degree in medicine from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, the Executive MBA AESE / IESE and a PhD in Human, Social and Legal Sciences at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.

Luís Cabral

Luís Cabral is Paganelli-Bull Professor of Economics and International Busines and the Chair of the Department of Economics at NYU Stern and a Professor of Economics at AESE Business School.

He was on the faculty at Nova, LBS and, for short periods, Berkeley, Yale and IESE.

He is also Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research.

Marco Arcelli

Marco Arcelli is the CEO of EP Global Commerce. He is member of the Board of Directors of EP New Energy Italia and EP Produzione and other companies of the EPH Group. HE is also a member of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG.

Marco Arcelli graduated from the University of Genoa in Mechanical Engineering and from Harvard’s Advanced Management Program.

Adrián Caldart

Maria João Toscano is the Executive Director of Association Dignitude.

Graduated in Pharmacy from the Faculty of Pharmacy of Universidade de Lisboa.

Adrián Caldart

Miguel Pinto is Vice-President of the Municipality of Cascais and Vice-President of the Regional Tourism of Lisbon. He is President of the Lisbon District Political Commission of PSD.

He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering (IST), a Master’s degree in Computer Networks (IST) and the Executive MBA AESE / IESE. PhD student at the Rotterdam School of Management (University of

Miguel Setas

Miguel Setas is EDP ​​Administrator

He joined EDP in 2006, as the CEO Chief of Staff. In 2007, he was executive board member of EDP Comercial (responsible for the commercialization in the liberalized energy market). He was also Board Member of EDP Inovação, Portgás and Fundação EDP.

He holds a BSc. in Physics, and a MSc. in Electrical and Computing Engineering, both granted by Instituto Superior Técnico. He has an MBA from Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

Paula Panarra

Paula Panarra is Managing Director of Microsoft Portugal.

Graduated in Chemical Engineering-Biotechnology from instituto Superior Técnico, and with more than 20 years of professional experience, she has assumed throughout her career several roles in the marketing area, adding to her resume the passage through Procter & Gamble, where she spent 15 years, as responsible, first, for financial management and then for the management of communication and operational marketing of the company in Portugal.

Pedro Afonso

Pedro Afonso is CEO of VINCI Energies Portugal. He is a member of the Strategic Council for the Digital Economy of the Portuguese Industrial Confederation.

Former student of the Military College, he holds a degree in Computer and Computer Engineering, with a specialization in Computer Systems from the Instituto Superior Técnico. He also holds an Advanced Management Program from the Portuguese Catholic University and a degree in Entrepreneurship for Venture Capital and Design Thinking from Stanford University, California.

Adrián Caldart

Pedro Pires de Miranda is the Executive President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Portugal.

He is a member of IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, of the General Council of ANIMEE, of the Strategic Committee of COTEC, of the General Council of PROFORUM, of the Advisory Boards of AICEP and of the BCSD Portugal.

Graduated in Interdisciplinary Engineering, Electrical and Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA. He was an AFS Scholar in New York, attended Executive Management programs at Harvard Business School and the Universidade Nova in Lisbon, Portugal, Engineering Management at Krannert Business School, USA, and Industrial Engineering at the REFA Institute in Darmstadt, Germany.

Ramiro Martins

Ramiro Martins is Academic Director and Professor of Commercial Policy and Marketing at AESE Business School.

He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from UP with a specialization in Biotechnology.

He was General Director of Invictos Distribuição Alimentar SA, Director of Modelo Continente Hipermercados of the Sonae Group, General Director of Dia Portugal. He was also Director of the World Confidence Health and of the Health Care Line, integrated in the Fidelidade Group.

Ricardo Reis

Ricardo Reis is the A. W. Phillips Professor of Economics at London School of Economics

In a 2013 ranking of young economists Reis was considered the top economist with a PhD between 1996 and 2004 and in 2016 he won the Germán Bernácer Prize for top European-born economist researching macroeconomics and finance. He writes a weekly op-ed for leading portuguese newspaper and participates frequently in economic debates.

Adrián Caldart

Rui Diniz is President of the Executive Committee of CUF – Hospitals and Clinics and Administrator of José de Mello Saúde.

He is a member of the Board of Inclusive Community Forum – Nova SBE, member of the Direction of Novamente and ACEGE.

Graduated in Economics from the Catholic University, holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the same institution.

Sanjay Podder

Sanjay Podder is the Managing Director for Accenture Technology Innovation in the Africa and Asia Pacific region. He is also the regional lead for Accenture Labs in Asia Pacific. Earlier as the Global lead for Software Engineering R&D., Sanjay was driving R&D in Responsible software engineering, Green Cloud, human-centered software engineering, software engineering of intelligent and quantum systems. Sanjay holds over twenty patents in Artificial Intelligence as applied to software engineering and process automation.

Sanjay also leads Accenture ‘s Tech4Good program.

Adrián Caldart

Maria João Carioca is a Member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of Caixa Geral de Depósitos, non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of CGA – Caixa Geral de Aposentações, non-executive member of the Board of Directors of SIBS, and non-executive Member of the Board of Directors of Caixa – Banco de Investimento.

Graduated in Economics from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, she holds an MBA (INSEAD) and Leading Change and Organisational Renewal (LCOR), Harvard Business School.

Gazal Kalra

Gazal Kalra
Co-Founded a tech-oriented logistics company, Rivigo, Gazal, with her team has deployed a blend of human emotions and technology effectively in managing logistic of trucking and heavy machineries in India.

In 2019 entered the Fortune list of India’s brightest young business minds 40 under 40.