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:


Renato Costa, PhD

Position on Board: President

Renato Costa.Fotografia

Renato Lopes da Costa is an entrepreneur and is currently President of the BCI- Business Case Institute and Vice President for the Accreditation and Academia area of ​​ASP Iberia - Association for Strategic Planning. Renato Lopes da Costa and however recognized for his work in academic terms, having published dozens of scientific articles in the main international business management magazines and 6 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 hundreds 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 and executive master's degrees, nationally and internationally.

Having conducted several courses at various national universities, he is currently director of the MscBA - Master in Business Administration at ISCTE, with the course being listed on the prestigious lists of the financial times as one of the best European courses in the scientific area of ​​management

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José Santos, MSc

Position on Board: CEO

Jose2José Pedro Santos is currently the CEO from the Business Case Institute. His vast scientific knowledge, with the publication of several scientific papers in indexed journals as well as the participation, as an invited speaker, in several national and international conferences, allowed him to develop and implement the best practices of management, statistics and research methods into the BCI. 

At the professional level, José has over 10 years of experience. He began his professional career as a Geography Cycle Teacher, was an Army Officer, worked as a consultant at the European Space Agency and collaborated, as a consultant, with several public bodies such as the Directorate General of the Territory and IPMA in Portugal. In parallel, he has been developing several projects for the European Commission and has been a finalist in several editions of entrepreneurship competitions in Europe. He has been an invited speaker at several European Commission conferences on management, environment and climate change. At the level of academic qualifications has a degree in Geography specialization in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Cartography and a Master degree in GIS and Territorial Modeling applied to Spatial Planning.

Currently, José attends a PhD in Management, specialization in Quantitative Methods applied to Management at ISCTE, Portugal.

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