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Miguel Ferreira
Miguel Ferreira holds the BPI | Fundação “la Caixa” Chair in Responsible Finance at Nova School of Business and Economics. He is the vice-dean for Faculty and Research at Nova School of Business and Economics (Nova SBE). He is also a research associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
He has a PhD in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a master in Economics from Nova SBE, and a degree in Business from ISCTE. His research interests include corporate finance and governance. His research has been published in academic journals including the «Journal of Finance», «Journal of Financial Economics», «Review of Financial Studies» and «Management Science». He is associate editor for the «Journal of Banking and Finance».
He teaches corporate finance in the undergraduate program. He also has an extensive experience of teaching in executive education programs, consulting, and expert witness.

Last update: january 2023
David Lopes
Former CEO and member of the Executive Committee and of the Board of Directors of the Foundation, David Lopes holds a college degree in Business Management. He was until September 2014 the President of the international area of Daymon Worldwide (a leading global company in consumers’ brand development) where he was also responsible for managing international joint ventures, business operations development and expansion in Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He previously was General Manager at Daymon Portugal for three years, where he led the team that established the hub which became the basis of this North American international business in Europe. He transitioned from this role to serve as CEO of the leading Portugese wholesaler “Recheio Cash & Carry” before rejoining Daymon. His professional career also includes leadership positions in the polish company Biedronka and as member of the Board of Directors of the companies “Parque Expo”, “Oceanário de Lisboa” and “Fundação do Gil”. He is a founding member of the Portuguese Diaspora Council.

Last updated: april 2020
José Soares dos Santos
Graduated in Marine Biology from Lisbon Classic University, in 1986, with executive education at IMD (1995) and Harvard (1997), and Alumni Member of Stanford (2000). Executive President of Sociedade Francisco Manuel dos Santos B.V., the main shareholder of Jerónimo Martins, SGPS, S.A., since its establishment in 2012. Member of the Board of Directors of Jerónimo Martins SGPS, S.A. from 1995 to 2001 and from 2004 to 2015. He is a Non-Executive Director of the Company since April 2019. Chairman of Unilever Fima, Lda., Gallo Worldwide, Lda., JMDB Representação e Distribuição de Marcas Lda. and miMed, Cuidados de Saúde S.A. Chairman of Movendo Capital B.V., since 2017. Since May 2020, he is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos, of which he was a Board Member from 2009 to 2018. Since September 2015, he is the Chairman of Oceanário de Lisboa, S.A., and, since December 2016, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors of the Oceano Azul Foundation.

Last updated: may 2020
Nuno Garoupa
President of the European Association of Law & Economics. He is a Professor of Law at George Mason University in the United States and holds the Chair in Research Innovation at Católica Global Law School.
He has a degree in Economics from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, a Master's degree in Economics and Law (LL.M.) from the University of London and a PhD in Economics from the University of York, UK.
He joined the Executive Board of the American Society for Comparative Law (2021-2023), after having chaired the Spanish Association of Law and Economics between 2017 and 2021. He has taught at Texas A&M University (2015-2018), the University of Illinois (2007-2015), the New University of Lisbon (2001-2007) and Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona (1998-2001).
He was awarded the Julián Marías prize by the government of the Autonomous Community of Madrid in 2010. He is the author of more than 150 scientific articles published in international journals.
He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation between 2014 and 2016 and has been a member of its Board of Trustees since 2018.

Last updated: January 2024
Joana Ferreira da Costa
Leads the Foundation's Digital & Social Content Management team.
She coordinated the Digital Area and the Fronteiras XXI project, with a monthly debate program in a partnership with RTP, the national Portuguese television.
Joana Ferreira da Costa was a journalist between 1997 and 2016. She worked for 11 years at the daily newspaper «Público» writing about Science, Health Policies and Politics, having been a resident's reporter at Parliament. She then worked as a sub-editor at «Diário de Notícias» and at weekly newspaper «Sol».
She has a degree in Social and Cultural Communication from the Portuguese Catholic University.

Last update: march 2023
Jaime Gama
Born in 1947, he graduated in Philosophy from the University of Lisbon and led several Ministries in different governments (Internal Affairs, National Defense and Foreign Affairs). He was Member of Parliament from 1975 to 2011, were he held office as Speaker, consequently becoming a member of the Council of State. Presently, he is a member of the Supervisory Board of the Lisbon University and of the Strategy Board of the Political Studies Institute of the Lisbon Catholic University. Member of the Supervisory Board of the Military University Institute and of the High Council of the Navy’s Centre for Strategic Studies. He also belongs to the Aspen Ministers Forum. In addition, he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Novo Banco Azores and Chairman of the Supervisory Board for the electronic newspaper Observador. He is Senior Strategic Counsel at Albright Stonebridge Group. He was awarded several Portuguese and foreign decorations. He received the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of the Azores and is Chancellor of the Ancient Portuguese Military Orders.

Last updated: september 2022
António Araújo
Director of Publications and member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, António Araújo was born in Lisbon in 1966. He obtained a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in law at the University of Lisbon and holds a PhD in contemporary history from the Catholic University of Portugal. He was a teacher at the Faculty of Law and teaches now at NOVA FCSH. He is adviser to the Constitutional Court, in unpaid leave, and was consultant to the President of the Republic for political affairs. He is the author of several books and articles in political science, constitutional law and contemporary history. He represents FFMS on the Board of the Portuguese Foundation Center.
João Tiago Gaspar
João Tiago Gaspar started working at Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos in 2016, having held different positions in the Scientific Department until becoming head of Research and Science Communication (in 2022). As of 2024, he became responsible for the Foundation's Content and International Affairs, maintaining the position of director of the Foundation's Summaries collection (created in 2018). He was a teaching assistant of History of International Relations at NOVA FCSH, in the 2020/2021 academic year, having accumulated this position with his functions at FFMS. Between 2015 and 2016, before joining the Foundation, he was a research assistant at the ICS of the University of Lisbon, as part of the 2015 Portuguese Electoral Study. He graduated in Political Science and obtained a master’s degree in Governance, Leadership and Democracy Studies at the Portuguese Catholic University, where he is working on his PhD in Political Science and International Relations. He was also an exchange student at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a visiting student at Lincoln College, University of Oxford.

Last updated: May 2024
Gonçalo Saraiva Matias
Gonçalo Saraiva Matias is Chairman of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee of the Foundation. He is a professor at the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Portugal, where he also obtained his bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees. He was director of the Catholic Global School of Law and visiting professor at Washington University. He conducted research at the Georgetown University Law School as a Fulbright visiting scholar. Most of his work falls within Regulatory, Administrative, Constitutional and International Law. He was the director of the Migration Observatory, Secretary of State for the Administrative Modernisation of the XX Constitutional Government. He has been advisor for legal affairs to the President of the Portuguese Republic since 2008. In 2016, he was awarded the title of Grand Officer of the Order of Infante D. Henrique. He was born in Lisbon, in 1979.

Last uptade: September 2022