BCI® - Board of Directors


Executive Leadership Team

BCI® Board Member play a keyrole on setting the BCI® core ideology, behaviour and principle where ther background diversity, knowledge and passion strongly contributes for BCI® continuous growth and its mission fulfilment.

The current members of the BCI® Board of Directors are:


Leandro Pereira, PhD

Position on Board: President

Leandro Pereira . BCI President

Leandro Pereira is Assistant Professor with Habilitation at ISCTE-IUL and CEO/founder of WINNING Scientific Management. He has over 10 years of experience in academic activity, and over 20 years of experience in senior management positions in management consulting companies.

With a degree in Management Computing by the University of Minho and a PhD in Management, specializing in Project Management by the Pontifical University of Salamanca, and also aggregated in Management by ISCTE-IUL, Leandro Pereira has in his curriculum dozens of professional and academic distinctions, among which, the best national manager (by Best Team Leaders / Revista Pessoal and APG), the University Senate Award for being the best student of the University of Minho and the National Youth and National Defense Prize awarded by the Ministry of Defense.

Currently he divides his professional activity between academia and the management of his consulting firm, the associations he leads and the opinions for various entities, in particular for the Court of Auditors, in addition to the scientific guidance of dozens of doctoral and master's degree students. In the context of his doctorate he carried out pioneering research in the area of recovery of business projects using simulation models and statistical models that learn as the manager made decisions and support him in deciding to recover the projects. Within this scope he received a research diploma from the Faculty with top marks.

At ISCTE-IUL, Leandro Pereira is coordinator and professor of Business Project and Corporate Governance, as well as Director of the Post-Graduation in Program and Project Management and of the Post-Graduation in Management Consulting at ISCTE Executive Education, where he teaches Strategy, Project Management, Corporate Governance and Problem Solving. He is also Former President and of the PMI Portugal Chapter, the largest professional project management association worldwide and President of the Business Case Institute (BCI) and of the ASP (Association for Strategic Planning) Iberia, which promotes scientific management standards and standard practices to support managers in the decision making process, where the BCBOK® Business Case Body of Knowledge standard, of which Leandro Pereira is the author, stands out.

He also holds PMP® certification from PMI® and ROI certification from ROI Institute. Throughout his professional and academic experience, he has developed activity in management science, through consulting and research, helping management and top management of public and private companies to solve structuring problems through responsible and effective methodologies. Author of more than 100 Scopus scientific articles and 8 technical-scientific books, among them "Business Project", "Organizational Strategy", "Knowledge Management in Projects", "How to create wealth", "Genetics of Business Innovation" and "Innovating with Value". Throughout his professional and academic career he has received several distinctions, among them the best teacher of the Executive Master in Project Management and the best teacher of the Post-Graduation in Management Consulting at ISCTE Executive Education and 10 awards for academic merit.

Contact details: leandro.pereira@businesscaseinstitute.org


Renato Costa, PhD

Position on Board: CEO

Renato Lopes da Costa . BCI CEO

Renato Lopes da Costa is an entrepreneur and is currently CEO of the BCI® - Business Case Institute. Renato Lopes da Costa is however recognized for his work in academic terms, having published more than a hundred scientific articles in the main international business management journals index by scopus and Wos and, 7 books in the same scientific area.

Throughout his career for several years he developed his business activity in the areas of retail and banking, developing projects of an operational nature in the areas of banking and management control in the retail area.

Renato Lopes da Costa completed his doctorate in the area of business strategy at ISCTE - University of Lisbon, where he developed a pioneering work on the practices and praxis used by management consultants in the development of their work in client companies, contributing to the state of the art in scientific area of business strategy in the field of strategy-as-practice research.

As a university professor, he supervised almost one hundred of masters and doctorates in the area of business management, being recognized for this valence, as well as for his teaching ability in the area of business strategy in undergraduate, master's, executive master's and doctorate degrees, nationally and internationally.

Having conducted several courses at Portugal universities, he is currently director of the MscBA - Master in Business Administration at ISCTE (being listed on the prestigious lists of the Financial Times as one of the best European courses in the scientific area of management) and Diretor of the Global Master Series INDEG in Business Management, Marketing e Finance e Risk Management.

Since 2021, Renato Lopes da Costa belongs to the scientific council of ISCTE as a member of the plenary.

Contact details: renato.costa@businesscaseinstitute.org


Horácio Lopes

Position on Board: Vice-President

Horácio Lopes . BCI Vice-President

Horácio Lopes, works professionally as a management and marketing consultant, coordinating marketing departments of client companies, idealizing, designing, developing and implementing the most varied management and marketing solutions in these companies. Since his degree in management which ended in 1994, he has maintained an intense professional activity that includes retail (general public sales and distribution/representation), finance (international trade) and B2B services (management of marketing departments in an outsourcing regime), and in parallel, a permanent intervention in the non-profit sector (associative sector) with a strong performance in sports in terms of management roles. In both contexts he has been called upon to solve problems of great complexity in which the human factor regularly assumes significant weight. In addition to the business and professional component, he proudly displays the title of “Ambassador for Ethics in Sport”, awarded by the IPDJ in 2012.

After graduation, he invested in specialization training, adding an international double Masters in Management of Sports Organizations with academic Master's degrees issued by the University of Évora (Portugal) and by the Universidad de Extremadura (Spain), an executive master's degree in Marketing and Sport Management held at ISCTE INDEG and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Consulting held at ISCTE Executive Education. He also obtained a Professional Certification as a BCP® (Business Case Professional), by the Business Case Institute®, in 2021.

As a teacher, he has been implementing training actions for the non-profit sector in management, marketing, events and projects areas of knowledge since 1992, and from 2011 onwards, directed this offer also to micro and small business structures.

Since 2020 he has been invited to teach as a university professor. With 32 years of professional experience and 29 years of experience as a trainer/teacher, he has the appropriate professional and personal maturity to lead teams and business projects, keeping the focus on results, efficiency and building value through the production of knowledge. Throughout his professional career, he developed a great ability to solve problems in various areas of business management, as a leader but also as a team member, and also a great ability to make things happen!

Contact details: horacio.lopes@businesscaseinstitute.org

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