Lénia Mestrinho
Lénia Mestrinho
Assistant Professor (Adjunct)
Operations, Technology and Innovation Management
Data Science Knowledge Center

Lénia Mestrinho is the Executive Director of the Data Science Knowledge Center at Nova SBE, where she is also Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Master’s in Business Analytics, and Academic Adviser in Consulting Labs (M.Sc.) and Business Projects (CEMS-MIM). Besides, Lénia is a Board Member of APAC Portugal, a non-profit organization working for the successful reintegration of former inmates into society. In 2019, Lénia was the Global Coordinator of the Data Science for Social Good Foundation. She helped in developing the Foundation’s strategy and supported the organization of 2019 Summer Fellowships, in partnership with the Imperial Business School, the University of Warwick, and The Alan Turing Institute, in the UK. In 2018, she worked as a Project Manager on the Data Science for Social Good Europe 2018 initiative, hosted by Nova SBE and the University of Chicago. Previously, she launched the B Corp movement in Portugal and Lusophone Africa, while at IES - Social Business School; evaluated social business investments, while at Yunus Social Business (Albania); advised the Minister of Economy managing the Adjustment Program between the Portuguese Government and Troika, while at the Portuguese Ministry for Economy and Employment; and was a Strategy and Operations Senior Consultant, while at Deloitte Portugal. Her experience includes projects and clients in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, in several countries, including Spain, UK, Albania, Croatia, Mexico, USA, Chile, Angola, Mozambique, and Bangladesh. She holds a Master (M.Sc.) in Management from Católica Lisbon SBE and a degree (B.Sc.) in Economics from Nova SBE.

2022 - Post-Graduation in Advanced Data Protection Law - CIPD - Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa (ongoing)

2011 - Master in Business Administration (Major in Finance) - Católica Lisbon SBE

2008 - Bachelor in Economics - Nova SBE and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile 

Data Science; Technology; Social Impact; Strategy; Sustainability