Miguel Henriques

With the background of an economist (Universidade do Porto) and holding an MBA from Lancaster University, in the UK, Miguel Henriques has an extensive experience with entrepreneurs all over Europe. He was a member of the Board of EBAN, the European Business Angel Network, being invited as member of the jury of different entrepreneurship contests and acts as a mentor of numerous start-up projects. An entrepreneur himself, only recently Miguel has co-founded Mermaid Investments, Natural Grids and Goneutral, the latter two operating in the renewable gases and hydrogen fields.

He is also a business angel, investing and assisting the creation and scale-up of start-up companies. His career investing in start-ups dates back over twenty years ago, when he lead a venture capital fund for innovation and later run a corporate venture programme within a large industrial group in Portugal. Together, these two initiatives have invested in more than 50 new companies in different economic sectors, with a strong high-tech focus.

Miguel has also served as CEO or executive director of numerous big and middle-sized corporations. In the last 10 years, he has worked primarily in the cleantech, energy and forestry sectors, ranging from wind parks to distribution of gas, through water and wastewater treatment and distribution, residential and industrial waste collection treatment and deposit and territory recovery and biodiversity recreation.

Miguel Henriques is also a lecturer at Porto Business School.

  • 2024-03-25
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