Fernando Santos

You can never stop learning.

Fernando has a Master of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a Ph.D. in Neurosciences. His career began at a leading international research organisation, where he did research in close collaboration with partners, from both Europe and North America. This gave Fernando a strong experience managing complex projects and problems, which allied to his result-oriented profile, led him to search for a more practical application of scientific knowledge. He is the co-founder of a tech startup supported by the Champalimaud Foundation where his scientific ideas are built into practical outcomes.

His biggest accomplishment was, in fact, to change his career from an academic path to a more challenging application of Science. A very dedicated and hard worker with a constant need of challenges to fuel his drive. A man of concrete results who would like to be recognized as someone who escaped mainstream and was disruptive in his career. A good learner who believes that if you are the brightest mind in the room, you are in the wrong room. His natural state of mind is to be always moving and learning. No wonder he feels at home wherever the wind and the ocean are.


Nationality Portuguese
Languages Portuguese, English Spanish, French, Italian

Main skills

Proactive

Problem solver

Independent

Strategic

Analytical

Projects

R&D of technology to connect brains to machines (patented) and co-founder of a tech startup (mindreach)

Team leader at the business acceleration program COHiTEC 2016 (project mindreach)

PBS team member at the John Molson MBA International Case Competition

Future Professional Interests

Business Development

Strategy

Not-for-profit organisations / NGOs

 

 

Career Goals

Fernando wants to make a shift in his academic path and leverage on his creativity, scientific rigor and business expertise to help progressive and forward thinking organisations in the creation of innovative solutions. His goals are to develop his own business projects or to work in innovative and leading organisations.

Likes & Curiosities

Kiteboarding

Travelling

Music

Photography

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”

Winston Churchill

Timeline
2016
The Magellan MBA, Porto Business School
2015
Co-founder of tech startup (mindreach)
2014
PhD in Neurosciences, Champalimaud Foundation / Universidade Nova de Lisboa
2009
International Neuroscience Doctoral Programe, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência
2008
Lifelong Learning Programme, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome
MsC in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Porto
Proactive
Enthusiastic
Independent
Strategic
Analytic

Top 5
Strengths

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