Prof. Dr. Filipe Castro Soeiro is a senior international academic and executive leader, professor and researcher, with 15+ years of experience and deep understanding of the for-profit higher education, education technology, corporate knowledge management and executive training sectors, and 25+ years of international experience as senior corporate executive in multiple technology, industry, market and business life cycles.

He is an international scholar and expert in digitization strategy and economics, innovation, design thinking, technology monitoring, artificial neural networks, digital business, digital marketing and digital transformation in the industry 4.0, including the fields of smart cities and urban planning, telecommunications and networks, e-commerce, fintech and machine learning, energy, biotech, digital health, regional innovation ecosystems and global supply chains, smart factories, project management and business consultancy.

He is well experienced in leading start-up, transformation and growth Higher Education business organizations, projects and teams in Europe, China and U.S. Moreover, he has been driven successful navigation in complex and thriving HE institutions (including Financial Times ranking) and business ecosystems (including Fortune 500) in multiple roles such as program and scientific coordinator, academic and innovation director, president, executive member of the board of directors, strategic advisor.

He is an avid learner, holding five degrees and three post-graduation programs in different fields, and a change maker, who is market driven, oriented to results, and brings to an organization the ability to bridge business, academic and research, while leading and executing innovation and growth strategies, managing multi-programme lines of business and international partnerships, designing and developing campus, blended and online teaching & learning methodologies, designing and developing 25+ international programs, as well as supporting academic development, internationalization and industry linkage, and coordinating academic, students affairs and accreditation in different countries.