Luís Mira da Silva is a partner of CONSULAI since 2003.
After getting a degree in Agronomic Engineering and Masters in Plant Science from Instituto de Agronomia (ISA), he obtained his Ph.D in Agricultural Systems from the University of Reading in UK, on Management and Planning under irrigation, more specifically the irrigation perimeter of Alqueva. Subsequently, he complemented his training with a postgraduation qualification in Management from INDEG/ISCTE and an MBA from London Business School/University of London, in UK.
He is currently an associate Professor in the Instituto Superior de Agronomia, in, Lisbon, teaching courses of management, innovation, marketing and entrepreneurship. He is also the President of the company INOVISA - Pólo de Tecnologias e Empresas, an entity related to ISA that promotes innovation, entrepreneurship, technology transference and knowledge in agricultural, food and forestry sectors. In the past few years, he has coordinated, under the scope of ISA and INOVISA, several projects in these fields, both national and international, in the latter case in Europe, Africa, and Latin America.
Despite not having an operational role in CONSULAI, he has participated as a partner in setting the company’s strategic development, the creation of new business fields/new services and in designing some of the boldest projects that CONSULAI has undertaken.
He is married, father of three who never seem to grow so that he can finally read again by the fireplace on winter evenings. When he’s not working or with his family, he’s more likely to be running for a good reason, namely playing football, squash, or in physical preparation for one of these two activities.