Board

RUI A. SOUSA
CEng, MBA, PhD – CEO and Chairman
Graduated in Materials Engineering, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering. Strong experience in project management, technology transfer, strategic development and global management which has been acquired in industry. Strong hands-on experience in both materials science and tissue engineering fields. Has track record as researcher, manager and entrepreneur in the RM field. Has been actively involved in research and product development, holding more than 70 publications and 12 patents and patent applications. He is Founder and CEO since 2011. Started Stemmatters and was pivotal for raising 2.2 M€ of equity from investors and 2.5 M€ of other non-dilutive funding from EU/national grants.
DIOGO MOREIRA_RATO
Board Member
Diogo brings more than 34 years of senior global business executive offering in the Life Sciences, Medical Devices and Diagnostics industries. Background includes President and Executive Officer of different divisions of Fortune 100 companies (Depuy Synthes, Johnson & Johnson, Depuy Orthopaedics, Smith and Nephew)) across major regions of the USA, Europe and Latin America. Proven abilities in Human Capital, Pipeline Development, Mergers and Acquisitions, Manufacturing and Regulatory.
Expertise encompasses strategy, multinational operations, global marketing, and new business development.
VITOR DINIS
Board Member & Chief Financial Officer
Vitor is a co-founder Partner and CFO of Pathena. He serves as a Non-Executive Board Member of several of Pathena's portfolio companies. Vitor is a Director of Pathena Fund SICAR (SCA). Pathena launched a 56M€ Venture Capital Fund in May 2013. The Fund will invest in the IT domain, leveraging the experience and expertise of the General Partner.
Vitor holds a Master's Degree in Accounting and Business Management from Oporto Accounting Institute – Portugal. Vitor started his career at Arthur Andersen in 1997 in the finance, accounting, and controllerships. In 2002 he joined Deloitte as a Manager. In 2003 he assumed the position of CFO at Enabler, a 30M€ systems integrator firm focused on Oracle retail implementations. 
MIGUEL BOTTO
Board Member
Miguel has been working in the Venture Capital Industry since 1992. He has a long track record of investment selection and board membership representing VC investor , and was in charge of several reference VC and PE investments in the Portuguese market. Before that, he worked as CFO and Member of the Board in a company listed on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.
At the same time, Miguel also has academic experience, having taught first at HEC – Lausanne, ESADE in Barcelona and, later, at the University of Minho in Portugal. At present, he is Director of Portugal Ventures’ Life Sciences & Med Tech business unit.