In line with our mission of developing outstanding leaders and decision makers in Business and Economics, as well as generating quality research with practical impact on society, CATÓLICA-LISBON is launching its new Executives in Residence Program.
Involvement with the business community is a key success factor for CATÓLICA-LISBON. The Executives in Residence (EiR) is a program where senior business executives with a consolidated experience are invited to become more involved with the Business School and to participate in its’ active life.
The Executives in Residence initiative provides students and faculty members the opportunity to benefit from the expertise of senior executives, to strengthen the relationship between the Business School and the business community, and to help transition students into professional careers.
We are pleased to welcome our first Executive in Residence – João Noronha Lopes – whose experience and seniority speak for itself.
Having started as the Managing Director of McDonald’s Portugal in 2002, João subsequently held a number of senior management positions in McDonald’s such as Vice President France, Vice President Southern Europe and Board Member in McDonald’s Europe. João was, until recently, the Corporate Vice-President and Chief Franchising Officer Worldwide for the McDonald’s Corporation.
Professor Nuno Fernandes, the Dean of CATÓLICA-LISBON highlights “With outstanding international experience, João has many business accomplishments and leadership awards to show for, during his impressive career. His contribution will be invaluable for the School. It is an honor to receive him here as a colleague!”