CATÓLICA-LISBON alumni Filipe de Botton and Alexandre Relvas, who have always demonstrated great engagement with Universidade Católica, asked Alex Wagenberg from Carlyle to join them in a €2 million donation to UCP to drive the development of Campus Veritati. This project will allow the growth of CATÓLICA-LISBON through the construction of a new building that will double the capacity of the School, significantly improving the quality of its facilities and enhancing the excellence of its students’ experience, reinforcing its status as a top international Business School.
Filipe de Botton and Alexandre Relvas are alumni of the 1981 Class and graduated at a time when CATÓLICA-LISBON was a pioneer in teaching Management and Business Administration in Portugal, having trained a generation of business leaders who helped develop the country during the period of strong growth and internationalization of the Portuguese economy in the 1980s and 1990s.
Filipe de Botton and Alexandre Relvas, who are outstanding examples of this ethical and impactful business leadership, met during their studies at CATÓLICA-LISBON, and became friends and business partners, having maintained this successful partnership until today, transforming Logoplaste, founded in 1976, into a world leader in the packaging sector, with a strong focus on sustainability.
This was one of the biggest donations ever made in Portugal by alumni to their University, demonstrating the impact of Universidade Católica on the Portuguese society and the willingness of its alumni to support the development and growth of the University and its reference Schools. The Campus Veritati project will allow not only the growth of Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics but also the expansion of the other Schools of Universidade Católica in Lisbon, thus spreading Universidade Católica’s impact nationally and internationally.