Francisco Veloso is the Dean at Imperial College Business School. Previously, he was the Dean and a chaired Professor at Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics. He has led CATÓLICA-LISBON through an important period of growth and consolidation of its international profile, with school reaching 23rd in the Top European Business Schools Financial Times Ranking. Francisco also retains an appointment as an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, where he was a tenured Full Professor earlier in his career. At Carnegie Mellon, he founded and co-directed several programs and initiatives, including an MSc, a PhD and a large international collaboration program with Portugal.
Francisco's research focused on how firms and regions develop and leverage scientific and technological capabilities for economic growth. He has won several awards for his contributions, including the NOS Chaired Professorship, the Alfred P. Sloan Industry Studies Fellowship, the Stan Hardy Award for the outstanding paper published in Operations Management, as well as a variety of competitive grants from the National Science Foundations of USA, Portugal and Mexico, the Sloan Foundation and the Richard King Mellon Foundation.
Francisco has several dozen publications in leading journals such as Management Science, PNAS, the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Operations Management and Research Policy. He is also a dedicated educator, having supervised 11 PhD dissertations, 5 of which won international awards. He has also worked as a consultant and advisor to a range of international firms, organizations and startups. He is on the advisory board of several business schools, as well as in innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives around the world. He chairs is a member of the RISE – Research, Innovation and Science Experts High-Level Advisory Body to European Commissioner Carlos Moedas.
Francisco has a PhD in Technology, Management and Policy from MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as a MSc. in Technology Management and an Undergraduate Degree in Physics Engineering, both from the University of Lisbon.