It is with deep sadness that we received the news of the passing of Nuno Fernandes Thomaz. In addition to an illustrious public service career, which led him to become a deputy between 1997 and 2001, Nuno Fernandes Thomaz was a unique figure in the development of Nova SBE. Nuno Fernandes Thomaz was a founder of Nova Forum, the executive education unit of Nova SBE, where he served as the Chairman of the General Assembly, from 2002 to 2008, and subsequently as Chairman of the Board of Directors. He was a founder of Égide, the entity that supported the development of the internationalization of the School, having held positions as Administrator and President of the Board of Directors of Égide (2001-2009). He was also President of the Faculty Council between 2009 and 2018, a period in which the school conceived its fundraising strategy and the construction of the new Carcavelos Campus.
Nuno Fernandes Thomaz was currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fundação Alfredo de Sousa and leaves a legacy of enormous human dimension, a sense of mission, competence and dedication that enabled this foundation to consolidate its main purpose, which is to support the educational project of Nova SBE, School of Economics and Management, in becoming one of the best schools in the world.
All those who were given the privilege of contacting with him on a daily basis, for more than two decades of the School's life, will be forever marked by his ethical and human dimension that was manifested in each advice he asked for, in each opinion he gave , in every decision he made. He will be utterly missed by his friendly words and gesture of immense availability towards everyone and, above all, he leaves a huge legacy that we must honor.
Estela Barbot, President of the General Council
João Sàágua, Rector of NOVA
Daniel Traça, Dean of Nova SBE
Rita Marques Guedes, Secretary General of Fundação Alfredo de Sousa