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Executives in Residence Members

João Noronha Lopes

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.


Cláudia Almeida e Silva

Cláudia  has been in the Fnac Group for 12 years, including 9 as the CEO of Fnac Portugal (2008-2017) and member of the Executive Committee of the Fnac / Darty Group in France. Throughout her career in Fnac, she has acquired a vast international experience, accumulating operations coordination in Spain and Brazil. Before, she worked in Conforama (PPR / Kering Group) where she created the marketing department and was commercial and supply director. Prior to the experience in the Distribution sector, she spent 5 years consulting with Coopers & Lybrand and later PriceWaterhouseCoopers where she worked for Corporate Finance, ECR, specializing in CRM as a senior consultant. She is currently an investor, a business advisor and a mentor for start-ups.


Nuno Moreira da Cruz

Nuno Moreira da Cruz has a Law Degree at Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon, a Master’s degree in European Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium) and an MBA in IE Business School (Madrid).  He is also a Certified Coach (Escuela Europea de Coaching, Madrid) and Mentor for Start Up’s. After a short experience in the banking sector, Nuno joined the BP Group holding several business jobs around Europe, working in Brussels, Madrid and London. He returned to Portugal to join Galp as a Board Member and was CEO of Galp Spain in the past five years. In our University, Nuno has been teaching “International Business” for the last ten years and is now teaching “Corporate Social Responsibility” (MSc at CATÓLICA-LISBON) and “Globalization”. He is also responsible for organizing the “Momentos Carreira” (Law&Business Master).

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