My education, a PhD in Management with specialization in Accounting, which topped a Master Business Organization and Management university advanced degree at ISCTE, the professional certification of Public Accountant and a post-graduation as an International Teacher from ISBM Consortium of International Business Schools, combined with my extensive international work experience and continuous professional training, have given me a strong background in many facets of management and teaching.
Throughout my career, I have met the challenge of both team and individual projects, which have developed my interpersonal and self-sufficiency skills. Such strengths and skills have proved invaluable to me in adapting, facing and conquering great challenges such as those I faced working in different continents with different peoples, cultures and languages.
I started my career as an auditor in 1983 at Deloitte Haskins & Sells, followed in 1985 by a principal finance inspector position at the Finance Ministry in Lisbon. Management training of executives and consulting activities started at ISCTE-IUL and CIFAG, SA in 1989 having joined Marconi, SA as an Audit Manager for foreign associated companies in 1992.
In 1997, and during about ten years in Geneva, I worked for two specialized agencies of the United Nations: in the ITU, as the Head of the Internal Audit reporting directly to the Secretary-General; in the WMO, as Chief, Internal Audit and Investigation Service, reporting directly to the Secretary-General.
From these experiences and opportunities, and from extensive international training and work experience, primarily in English, French, Portuguese and Italian, I have gained exposure to a variety of methodologies, mentalities, cultures and problem solving techniques, which have enabled me to quickly adapt and react to change.
At present, as an Assistant Professor at ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon, Department of Accounting, I am responsible for designing, lecturing and evaluating undergraduate and master degrees students in Governance of International Organizations, Financial Accounting and Reporting and Fraud Analytics courses taught in English namely for the Erasmus programme students both at undergraduate and master levels and carry my academic research activities in areas such as international organizations, financial accounting, corporate governance, auditing and oversight and transaction cost economics.