António is Managing Partner, co-founder and CEO of Pathena, leading the theme-investment strategy of the company. Also, António serves as a non exec board member of two companies of Pathena’s portfolio, and is observer in the board of other portfolio 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 and MedTech companies – including Mobicomp (now part of Microsoft). António is the Co-Chairman of the fund-raising Committee of University of Minho and non-executive Director of COTEC Portugal, Advisory Board Member of INESC Porto, Member of Advisory Council of Grupo Mello Corporate Program Grow and Member of Medical Degree Evaluation Committee in Medical School of Universidade do Minho. He is also a seasoned speaker in innovation and entrepreneurship