Stewart Clegg was Reader at Griffith University (1976-84), Professor at the University of New England (1985-9), Professor at the University of St. Andrews (1990-3), Foundation Professor at the University of Western Sydney, Macarthur, (1993-6) before moving to UTS. He is one of the most published and cited authors in the top-tier journals in the Organization Studies field and the only Australian to be recognised a by a multi-method ranking, as one of the world’s top-200 “Management Gurus” in What’s the Big Idea? Creating and Capitalizing on the Best New Management Thinking by Thomas H. Davenport, Laurence Prusak, and H. James Wilson (2003), Harvard: Harvard Business Review Press. Because the central focus of his theoretical work has always been on power relations he has been able to write on many diverse and ubiquitous topics – because power relations are everywhere! Outside work he enjoys cultural pursuits, travel, and wide reading in politics, history, current affairs, music and art.


Manuela Gomes has been Chief Marketing Officer at Capgemini Portugal since 2014, and between 2009 to 2018, she was also responsible for the quality and environmental management systems of Capgemini.
She is a qualified Journalist and a graduate in Communication Sciences and has a BA in Communication and Image. Her inspiration and enthusiasm about communication came later on through an inspiring professor and communicator during a communications media specialisation.
A perfectionist by nature, curious by background and particularly creative at heart mind and soul, Manuela uses communication as tool not only to strategize, engage, inform or to create or disseminate an innovative culture but also because it is imperative in leadership roles.
 At Capgemini, Manuela is also part of the International Works Council (IWC), an employee  representative body that aims to facilitate constructive dialogue between employees and management, bringing employee interests directly to the attention of the Group management and becoming informed directly by the Group management of its plans for the Company, and their impact on its employees.


Consultant and trainer in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour since 1981, having participated in several intervention projects, in the fields of Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management, in some of the main private and public companies and organizations in Portugal and in Portuguese speaking African countries. He was a consultant for the international CEGOS teams in European projects.
He has been a university lecturer since 1981 in the fields of Organizational Psychology and Human Resources Management. He has lectured at ISPA, ISCTE, Católica Lisbon, ISG and Lusófona University. He was also Associate Director of CEGOC from 1993 to 2015.
He has published several books, as author and co-author and published more than two hundred articles in various newspapers and magazines. Coordinator of the Executive Masters in Strategic Human Resources Management, INDEG-ISCTE. President of APG (Portuguese Association of People Management).


Leyla Nascimento is the president of the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA), and the first woman to occupy this position. She is the CEO of Instituto Capacitare, a Brazilian company focused on internship and training programmes for young talent. She has been working for more than 30 years in projects and programmes focused on the development of human resources.
A graduate in Pedagogy from the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), a postgraduate in Education and Development of HR by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and a Master in Business Management from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV).
She was the president of the Inter-American Federation of Human Resources Management (FIDAGH).
She held the post of General Secretary and Treasurer of the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA) from 2016 to 2018. She was president of the Brazilian Association of Human Resources (ABRH Brazil) between 2016-2018. She is an advisor to the Confederation of Human Resources Associations of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CRHLP).
She is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Management. She is also the author of numerous published articles on topics related to Human Resources as well as the book Gerenciando Pessoas, Managing People. She lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and has two children.


António Saraiva has been the President of CIP – the Portuguese Business Confederation, since 2010. CIP is the largest and most impactful association in Portugal.
António Saraiva has become one of the most influential figures in Portuguese society and has dedicated over 40 years of his life to associativism.
Today he is deemed an expert in corporate diplomacy and associativism and is a highly sought-after speaker and business commentator. He is the veritable self-made man.
He began his professional life as a factory worker at Lisnave Shipyard and later went on to become Sales Manager at Metalúrgica Luso-Alemã and then Chairman of Metalúrgica Luso-Italiana, SA.
He is also Chairman of Taguspark, the largest Science and Technology Park, Chairman of Compta Infrastructure and Security, and a Member of the Board of Compta SA.
He is also a member of the Strategic Council of SOFID – the Society of Financing and Development, IFIC SA, Member of the ATEC Advisory Board, and is the current President of the Observatory for the Maritime Economy.
On an academic level, he is a member of the ISCSP – Advanced Institute for Social Science and Political Studies University Council, Member of the ISCTE University Education Council and member of the Strategic Council of the Lusófona University. He also lectures Corporate Diplomacy at ISCSP University.
Member of the Strategic Council of  PROFORUM – Association for the Development of Engineering.
Antonio Saraiva also received the Order of the Prince from the Portuguese Republic for outstanding services.


Miguel Pina e Cunha is a Full Professor at Nova SBE  and holds tenure for the Amélia de Mello Foundation in Leadership. A researcher in the field of leadership, change, and organisational paradoxes. He is the co-author of Elgar Introduction to Theories of Organizational Resilience (Elgar, 2018), co-organiser of Management, Organizations and Contemporary Social Theory (Routledge, 2019) and co-author of Positive Organizational Behaviour (Routledge, 2020). At Nova SBE he is the coordinator of the management department and also involved in the centre for Leadership for Impact. He has written over one hundred and fifty articles for international magazines. He is also currently the director of the LÍDER magazine.
He regularly collaborates with various international institutions such as the Luiss Business School (Roma), the Mediterranean School of Business (Tunis), the University of Los Andes (Bogotá) and the Federal University of Bahia (Salvador). More information can be found at


Guest Tenured Professor at Católica Porto Business School, where he heads the LEAD.Lab. Author and co-author of numerous books in the fields of leadership and people management (including: Positive Organizational Behaviour, Routledge, 2020; The Virtues of Leadership, Oxford University Press, 2012). He also has a vast experience in executive training, coaching and consultancy in the same fields. He has collaborated with various universities in and outside of Portugal. He has also published over two hundred scientific papers, including in journals such as Human Relations, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Management, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Organization Studies and The Leadership Quarterly. He is motivated by the desire to contribute towards the development of responsible leadership, in favour of the development of more sustainable teams and organizations.


Speaker and consultant almost exclusively on Linkedin. He produces consultancy projects on social selling, social recruiting and Linkedin. He has written 2 books – on Linkedin and has hundreds of publications in various national magazines. He currently still maintains his activity as a lecturer at various universities.



Joana Gonçalves de Sá is an Associate Professor at the Physics Department of Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa and the leader of the Social Physics and Complexity (SPAC) research group at LIP. Before that, she was an Associate Professor at Nova SBE and a Principal Investigator at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC),  where she remains as the Coordinator of the Science for Society Initiative and as the Director of the Graduate Program Science for Development (PGCD), aiming at improving science in Africa.
Her current research uses data analytics and machine learning to study complex problems at the interface between Biomedicine, Computation, Policy, Social Sciences, and Mathematics. These include epidemiology, critical thinking, network dynamics, political discourse, and their applications to human-behavior, with a large ethical and societal focus.
Joana has a degree in Physics Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico – University of Lisbon, and a PhD in Systems Biology from NOVA – ITQB, having developed her thesis at Harvard University, USA. In 2019, she was the recipient of an ERC Starting Grant to study human behaviour using the online spread of “fake news” as a model system.


André Ribeiro Pires has been a board member of Multipessoal since October 2018, with the position of Chief Operating Officer and currently heading the digital transformation of the organisation.
André is a graduate in multimedia systems engineering and holds a post graduate diploma in Digital Enterprise Management, from the NOVA University of Lisbon. From  2014 to 2018 he was responsible for innovation and development at Randstad Portugal, developing new products, solutions and new business models as well as global project management.
Prior to that he worked at Portugal Telecom  where he headed various projects and teams in the area of  customer excellence. His career as an entrepreneur began in 2006 when he became involved in various digital and technological projects.
He declares himself an accelerator who applies technology to transformation and simplifies business processes, resulting in high performance.


Magda Faria leads Safety Excellence and Workplace at Axians Portugal. She is a member of Vinci Energies Europe’s Safety Club and leads several intra-organizational key workgroups, focused on inspiring people and projects. Magda Faria was responsible for the development and promotion of several strategic projects, such as the introduction of new methodologies like Design Thinking and the redesign of the organizational structure of Novabase Infrastructures and Managed Services. At Novabase Digital TV she took over the role of After Sales Manager, responsible for managing Telco clients and Cisco partnership. She started her career at Octal Systems Engineering. Magda holds a degree in Business Administration from Lusíada University, a MBA from AESE Business School, a degree in Design Thinking from Design Thinkers Academy in London and from Organizational Culture by Zappos Insights in Las Vegas.

Joana Pais de Brito

She has played Ana Malhoa, Assunção Cristas, Maria Cerqueira Gomes, Joana Latino and even Madonna. But it was on the humor program Donos Disto Tudo, on RTP, that the actress became known for her ability to impersonate celebrities, mainly with her imitation of Cristina Ferreira, which was so popular that the presenter invited her over to her “home”.
At the age of 36 and born in Lisbon, Joana Pais de Brito has been passionate about the stage since she was a child, having made her debut at the age of 14. But even before this passion became a profession, she thought about being a veterinarian, a cook or even learning how to make chocolates in Brussels. But she ended up graduating in Occupational Therapy, and that was her first profession, having worked for two years in a psychiatric service. At the age of 25, she returned to attending theater workshops in her spare time and said “the passion is still here”. It was there and then that she decided to change her life and go to New York, where she lived for two years, and graduated from the acting school “William Esper Studio”. In 2011, back in Lisbon, she started to send over her resume to everyone. She started off by making short films, was part of several projects at the RTP Academy, and in 2014 had a casting for Canal Q, which put her on the Layer of Nerves program. One thing leads to another, and from 2015 to 2018, she was part of the Donos Disto Tudo cast. This was the job that gave her the most exposure and put her on the map. Being with this cast, especially during prime time of RTP, made all the difference.
Currently, she works on the program Patrulha da Noite, collaborates in Cá por Casa by Herman José, and has just recorded the series A Crónica dos Bons Malandros, based on the popular book by Mário Zambujal.
And almost by firsthand, we know that she is one of SIC’s last surprise hires.


Patrícia has been a television journalist at TVI for thirteen years.
She has been the morning face of TVI e TVI4 for over ten years, between 6 and 10 am, every day. She was a part of the founding project of TVI 24 and worked both in the areas of society and economy. She has a PhD in Social Sciences, with a major in Political Science, and her research is focused on political communication. She also has a Masters Degree in Political Science and is a graduate in Journalism and Communication, as well as having written numerous scientific papers in this field.
She lectures at NOVA University and at the Military University, as well as ISLA in Santarém. She is also a trainer in the fields of corporate communication and media training and television journalism. She recently co-authored a book on “Emotional Success”, where she interviewed 24 well-known figures who described the way in which emotional intelligence has helped them attain success in their personal and professional life.
She is a member of the Leading Brand Advisory Group.