João Loureiro

Thinking ahead always leads to new challenges.

João is an Aerospace Engineer who finds aeronautics fascinating. During college and to complement a very theoretical degree his active nature led him to be involved in lots of extra activities. He founded the Air Cargo Challenge in his college and made this academic competition happen simply because he would love to participate and it did not exist in Portugal so far. After 3 years, the event turned European level and it was his turn to participate. Needless to say, he won. After college, he did an internship in Switzerland, where he worked on Solar Impulse, a solar airplane to fly around the world. Curious to learn more João went to Brazil where he worked on the most advanced aerial military project of the country - the Embraer KC-390. After the sky, only space was the limit.

Currently, João is a project manager for a company which collaborates with the European Space Agency producing components for the robotic exploration of Mars. João believes that anything is possible and problem-solving is just one of his many talents. He would like to be remembered by making his project ‘Life Box’ happen, a house spaceship built for human survival. Some people dream of success, others get up every day to make it happen.


Nationality Portuguese
Languages Portuguese, English, Spanish

Main skills

Energetic

Innovator

Curious

Team player

Projects

Project Manager: Euclid, Exomars

Structural Engineer: KC-390

Founder: Air Cargo Challenge

Future Professional Interests

Company management

Strategy

Operations

Logistics

Career Goals

Manage a company division (Engineering, Innovation, Strategy, Operations) or found his own company.

Likes & Curiosities

Science

Technology

Kite surf

Nature

Art

“Fortune helps the bold.”

Latin proverb

Timeline
2016
Executive MBA
The mission he took part landed on Mars
2013
Projected Elevator of Embraer KC-390
2008
Worked on Solar Impulse, a solar airplane to fly around world
2006
Won Air Cargo Challenge Competition
2001
Started Aerospace degree
Energetic
Innovator
Curious
Team player
Challenging

Top 5
Strengths

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