António is Managing Partner, co-founder and CEO of Pathena. Also, António serves as Observer in the Board of various Pathena Fund invested companies.
António has a degree in systems engineering from Minho University, an MBA from Porto Business School (University of Porto), an AMP from INSEAD (France). Has also done post-graduate studies at ISEE/University of Navarra (Spain) and MIT (Sloan School of Management US) and Singularity University (US) – Exponential Medicine.
From 1991 to 1997 he was corporate information officer of Sonae Distribuição, the largest Portuguese retailer. He founded and was CEO of Enabler from 1998 onwards – Enabler was a systems integrator strictly focused in retail. Enabler was acquired by Wipro in 2006 and from then to the end of 2009 he was VP of retail services at Wipro.
He is also a Founding Partner and business angel of various other IT, Digital Health and MedTech companies.
António is the Co-Chairman of the Fund-raising Committee of University of Minho, Advisory Board Member of Nursing School of the University of Minho, Non-Exec Board Member of Fundação José Neves, Advisory Board Member of INL (Iberian Nanotech Laboratory), Advisory Board Member of INESC Porto, Member of the Strategic Council of VdA, Vieira de Almeida Sociedade de Advogados, Member of the Digital Advisory Board of Caixa Geral de Depósitos (the Public Bank of Portugal) and Jury of Catapult for Health – Digital Health chapter – from the EU EIT for Health Program. He is also a seasoned speaker in innovation and entrepreneurship. Finally, he is recurrently an invited referee/jury in Healthtech / Medtech events across Europe.