Soares holds an Economics degree from NOVA SBE (1998), an MBA from INSEAD (2002), is certified with the INSEAD Gender Diversity Programme
(2018), the CBJ Conscious Business Change Agent Programme (2019), the International Directors Program on Corporate Governance from INSEAD
(2022) and is currently taking The Regenerative Practitioner course by The Regenesis Institute (expected to finish in January 2024). An experienced
executive and entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of setting up and implementing successful initiatives and organizations, Soares is Adjunct
Faculty at NOVA Business School, Founder and Board Member of OIS Oeiras International School, Founder and Advisory Board Member at IES ?
Social Business School, Founder of Leading Together, a corporate leadership network for gender balance and consults as Development Manager for
Madoqua Ventures, a European developer of industrial scale green hydrogen based projects in Portugal, Previously Head of Strategy & Corporate
Development at Hovione, Private Sector Specialist for the African Development Bank in Angola, Working Capital specialist at The Hackett Group in New
York and Roland Berger consultant. Catarina Soares has been selected as a BMW Foundation Responsible Leader and is a certified Ambassador for.