Having studied in Portugal, Norway and Denmark, João holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering. His first job was as a research engineer, but he soon realised he needed a different challenge and went to work in industry on one of his passions, the environment. He joined Enkrott, a water treatment turnkey solution provider, with operations in Portugal and Angola. Following this, he became a technical sales supervisor at Grundfos, the world's largest pump manufacturer, based in Denmark, with 18,000 employees globally. At Grundfos, João continued working on environment-related projects, and managed a team of six engineers. Today he is studying for an MBA at LBS and is amazed at the diversity and brilliance of his colleagues. His summer internship was at PepsiCo, working in Operations at the biggest potato chip factory in the world. João loves football and music, and is passionate about travelling, having recently made one around the world trip; he has visited 47 countries so far.