João Amaro de Matos is Vice Rector of NOVA University Lisbon since September 2017, and is responsible for its International Development. He is responsible for the international strategy of the University, including accreditations, rankings, mobility, cooperation projects, and contributions to networks and alliances.
Under his guidance, his team created a database of the NOVA Community around the world, to be used to support a strategy of communication, fund raising, placement of talent and international recruitment. He is also responsible for the development of an umbrella structure, NOVA 4 the Globe, under which all institutional activities with a focus on sustainability and social impact of the University, namely those related to the Sustainability Development Goals, are coordinated. Additionally, during his mandate the University developed a Foundation Programme that recruits and prepares undergraduate candidates to NOVA from more than 45 countries outside the European Union.
João Amaro de Matos is full professor of Finance at Nova School of Business and Economics, holds a PhD in Mathematical Physics at USP, Brazil, 1988, and PhD in Finance at INSEAD, 1995. In the period 2005-2017, he was Associate Dean of Nova SBE, responsible for Institutional contacts and international strategy, including accreditations, rankings, networking and alliances design. He created and developed the Undergraduate Management course (1996-2001), and directed the different PhD Programmes. As a CEMS Network Executive board member (since 2008), he chaired the Research and Doctoral Education Committee (2010-2014) and was elected in 2016 to chair the CEMS Quality and Assurance Committee. Also, he was appointed by EFMD as an expert supporting business education development in Cuba.
In terms of research he worked in Econometric problems related to the test of American Option Pricing Models and is now focused on modeling the impact of social interaction in markets. His research has been published in representative journals of Physics and Finance, and has published in 2002 a book by Princeton University Press on Corporate Finance at the graduate level, entitled "Theoretical Foundations of Corporate Finance", and more recently "Sustainability and Organizational Change Management" jointly with Stewart Clegg, by Routledge. Currently teaches courses of Investments, Derivatives and Corporate Finance, and visits regularly several institutions from Europe and South America.