What Drives Him
João is fueled by a relentless curiosity to learn and the autonomy to channel his knowledge into meaningful endeavors that make a positive impact.
Back Story and Achievements
João’s expertise took shape while leading the Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) team at the Champalimaud Center for the Unknown in Lisbon. Furthering his journey in construction, he managed Building Management Systems (BMS) projects at the World Trade Center reconstruction in New York with Schneider Electric for six impactful years. Transitioning to Berlin’s tech scene as a Product Leader, he played a pivotal role in the successful exits of two IoT scaleups: relayr’s merger with Munich Re in 2018 and Envio Systems’ acquisition by JLL in 2022.
Master in Business Administration, City University of New York
MSc in Computer Science, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria
BSc in Electrical Engineering, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria
Graduate Certificate in Data Science, Harvard
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Joao played the trombone in a Filarmónica and guitar in various bands.
Has a passion for trekking and traveling.
Actively mentors and invests in early-stage Cleantech companies.