Professor Francisco Veloso

Dean, Imperial College Business School

Francisco Veloso is the Dean at Imperial College Business School. Previously, he was the Dean at Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, where he held the NOS Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Francisco also retains an adjunct appointment at Carnegie Mellon University, where he was a tenured Full Professor.

Francisco´s research focuses on high tech innovation and entrepreneurship. He has several dozen publications in leading academic journals and has won several awards for his contributions. He has also worked as a consultant and advisor to a range of established firms, startups and universities around the world. He chairs the Advisory Board of the Portuguese Association of Business Angels and is a member of the RISE – Research, Innovation and Science Experts High-Level Advisory Body to European Commissioner Carlos Moedas.

Francisco has a PhD in Technology, Management and Policy from MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as a MSc. in Technology Management and an Undergraduate Degree in Physics Engineering, both from the University of Lisbon.