Carlos Oliveira

International Business Advisory Board

Carlos has an entrepreneurial and visionary spirit with experience in entrepreneurship, innovation, management and public policies for innovation.

Carlos is the former Secretary of State for Entrepreneurship, Competitiveness and Innovation at the Portuguese Government.

Over the past 17 years, Carlos has led the successful growth of a number of technology focused enterprises. In 2000 Carlos founded MobiComp, a mobile services startup, and led the company as CEO until July 2008 when he sold the company to Microsoft. His work included building the company product strategy, driving sales and growing the company.

Carlos is founder of several startups and worked as an executive at Microsoft and as an angel/VC investor. He is one of the 15 members of the High Level Group of Innovators that will help shape the design of a European Innovation Council at the European Commission.

Strategic, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills and long experience in the IT and telecom sectors. Carlos has a consumer-centric perspective with experience in management, strategic planning, and business development.

Carlos regularly speaks at industry events as well as contributing to print, radio and television media.