Executive Director, ICTI@Portugal
Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program
Office in Portugal
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 378
4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Phone: (+351) 222 094 067
Before joining Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, Sara Brandão worked at University of Cambridge, UK. During those four years she was the business manager of the Centre for Applied Research in Educational Technologies at the University of Cambridge. CARET operates a complex mix of internally funded services, research council and HEFCE funded research projects, internal and external trading projects. Sara was responsible for developing, implementing and supporting a detailed project management and management accounting reporting system to track over 100 projects a year. Between 1997 and 2007 she worked at Grupo Crumar, a small Portuguese industry that has as core business the conception, design and commercialization of bathroom and kitchen taps and fittings. During this time Sara Brandão worked alongside with the board members. She assumed several roles over the years at Crumar, such as Management Controller, Export Director, Investment Projects’ coordinator, IT’s department coordinator and Business consultant.
Sara Brandão holds a higher degree in Business Administration, by Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto and an Executive Master in Audit and Management Control by Católica Porto Business School.