Rui Ferreira


Rui Pedro Soares Ferreira holds a degree in Business Organisation and Management from the Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE-IUL), a Master’s Degree with specialisation in Finance from the Catholic University of Portugal and has been a Lecturer at the ISCTE-IUL since 2001. He was Executive Vice President of Portugal Ventures between 2018-2021, consultancy services to several entities in financing, restructuring, merger and acquisition of SMEs and innovation/entrepreneurship.  CFO of SharkTank Portugal (2014-2017), Executive Director of ICAT/TEC Labs – Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology of the Lisbon Faculty of Science (2012-2013), Corporate Finance Director at Capital Criativo (2010-2011), Managing Director and Founder of Audax (Centre for Research and Support for Entrepreneurship and Family Business of ISCTE and the University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Science)(2005-2009), Manager of Deloitte’s Corporate Finance Division (2004-2005) and Advisor to the Board of API-Capital, S.A. (2001-2004). Rui Ferreira was also coordinator of IAPMEI’s Financial Engineering/Innovation Department (1993-2000).