Milton de Sousa
Milton de Sousa
Associate Professor

Milton Sousa is Associate Professor at Nova SBE. He co-founded the Leadership for Impact Knowledge Centre at the school where he has also been Associate Dean for Institutional Relations and International Development and Academic Director of the CEMS MIM programme.

Previously, he was Director of the MBA Programs at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in the Netherlands. Milton currently also serves as President of the Estoril Institute for Global Dialogue, a think tank dedicated to globalization and local change.

He chaired 3 editions of the Estoril Conferences, a large international forum on globalization that gathers renowned world leaders from business, academia and public sector. In that quality he has worked with the United Nations, World Bank, European Commission, NATO, and several world-class universities.

In business, Milton founded Leaders2Be, an organization that he ran for 5 years offering leadership development programs. He worked in various research and management positions, including Royal Philips Electronics, and as a strategy and management consultant at Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação and the Hay Group.

Milton is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer on the topics of leadership and organizational behavior in several universities and business schools. His research interests include ethical leadership and servant leadership.


PhD in Management from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

MBA with Distinction from the University of Bradford

Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Porto


Servant leadership, Meaning in work and organizations, Complex Adaptive Systems, Innovation