Prof. Rogério Carapuça

Chairman and CEO, Novabase SGPS (Portugal)

Rogério Carapuça is chairman and CEO of Novabase SGPS, since 1999, where he previously was a member of the Board, from 1994 to 1999. During this period, first as a board member and then as chairman, the volume of business grew about 4 million euros (1994) to 226 million euros and 1,326 employees (in 2005). Novabase is currently the largest Portuguese company in Information Technology (IT) and one of the IT European companies with the fastest growth in the last years (43% in medium growth per year since 1999), with 21,4% of revenue originated outside of Portugal.

Rogério Carapuça is currently member of the Advisory Board of the Technological Plan, a member of the Council's Strategic Business Portuguese Industrial Association (AIP) and member of the Portuguese Institute of Corporate Governance.

Rogério Carapuça has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering by Instituto Superior Técnico de Lisboa, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, where he was an assistant teacher since 1988 to 1994, coordinator of Digital System and Computers Section, since 1992 to 1994 of IST, as well as coordinator of the Center for Computational Systems of INESC, from 1991 to 1994.