Luísa is a Partner of Pathena since 2013 and participates in due diligence, legal and negotiation phases of entry or exit processes. She also serves on the board of three companies of Pathena’s portfolio.

With over 25 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and banking, prior to joining Pathena, she worked in Sonaecom (the TMT branch of the biggest industrial conglomerate in Portugal), Inter-Risco (at the time, the biggest private fund in Portugal) and Banco BPI (retail bank).

Fluent in English and with good knowledge of French and Spanish, her international experience includes acquisitions and exits in France, Germany, United Kingdom,  The Netherlands, Hungary, Brazil, Angola and the US.

Luísa holds a PhD degree in finance from the School of Economics and Management University of Porto where she also got her M.Sc and her degree in Economics. During her professional career she made continuous training in the areas of M&A, finance, general management and entrepreneurship in international schools including INSEAD, IMD and Ashridge.