Filipe Castro Soeiro

Filipe Castro Soeiro


Senior International Professor and Researcher at Laureate International Universities

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Dr. Filipe Castro Soeiro is a senior international professor and researcher, with business and academic administration skills, in higher education, encompassing doctoral, master, licentiate and executive teaching, supervising (over 100 thesis), mentoring and research activities in Europe, Asia and US.


He holds five degrees from European leading universities, in a knowledge wide set, namely Ph.D. in Economics, M.Sc. in Entrepreneurship, M.B.A. in Management, M.B.A. in Marketing and B.Sc. in Applied Chemistry. He has also accredited ISQ diplomas in Quality Management and Quality Audit Certification.

His teaching focus is Innovation, Digital Business Transformation, Entrepreneurship, Design Thinking, Management, Marketing, Strategy and Economics. He has contributed to research and review in international leading scientific journals; designing programmes (F2F and Online) to meet Accreditation QS (EQUIS, AMBA and AACS) and Higher Education Rankings.

He is Member of the Panel of Experts at Global Entrepreneurship Monitor and European Jury Member at Cartier Awards, Future Ideas and TiE International Start up Competition.

He has over 25 years of experience in global markets, business life cycles and industries, in several senior business management roles. He led the Reckitt Benckiser to ISO 9001 IQNet and APCER Certification and the project management of the largest European broadband internet. He brings to an organization the ability to bridge business, academic and research; lead innovation and teams through strategy and execution; managing multi-product lines of business, partnerships and services.

He has been serving as Executive Member of the Board of Directors at APBA (partner of European Business Angel Network) and Global Entrepreneurship Week, President of the Strategic Advisory Board at Junior Chamber International, Coordinator of Executive Masters programs, and Scientific Coordinator of Management and Economics department at Laureate International Universities.

About Laureate International Universities

As the largest worldwide group of higher education, providing access to quality education focused on student outcomes, Laureate International Universities is present in 29 countries and online, enrolling over 1,000,000 students from around the world and more than 80 universities

Laureate International Universities’ mission is to create global professionals and to contribute to the development of global society by preparing students, promoting an entrepreneurial attitude, based on the principles of social responsibility, internationalization, research excellence and employability.