Holos / EPL president

Pedro Sousa has a PhD in Electrical Engineering (Industrial Information Systems) from the New University of Lisbon in 2004 and a Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering from the same university in 1999.

He has been lecturing in the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the New University of Lisbon (FCT/UNL) since 1997. He is also an visiting professor for the Computer Science Phd program in UPM Spain.

During 5 years, he was a member of the Management Board of the FCT/UNL, and at the present time he is President of the General Assembly of FCT.ID.NOVA, the Research Institute of FCT/UNL.

Since 1992 he has been collaborating with the Intelligent Robotics Centre at the UNINOVA Institute in the areas of E-commerce, Multi-agents Knowledge Discovery and Education, where he is responsible for R&D dissemination results.

In the last 10 years, he published more than 50 R&D papers, (15 in International Journals and 32 in International Conferences with peer reviewing).

He is researcher/coordinator of multiple European Union R&D projects and ESA – European Space Agency projects.

Founder of HOLOS, SA, he holds the Presidency of the Board of Directors and he is responsible for Business Development and Innovation.

He is also the General Manager of Holos Middle East FZCO, a company created in 2009 and based in Dubai Silicon Oasis, United Arab Emirates, to serve the Middle East Region.

He is also the responsible for Business development in the Sub-Saharan Africa Region.

In 2013 he founded GRAMO – Reflection Group of Africa and Middle East, a debating society holding no political views, aiming to promote debate and discussion, about  Africa and Middle East issues.

He is partner of Lerdevagar,  a group of bookshops, in Portugal.