A Materials Scientist by training, Nuno has been an Investment Manager at Bekaert Venturing since 2011. He has a broad experience within the materials industry and over 15 years of international work in global and multinational organizations. His career spans a range of management functions from production to corporate affairs, always with a strong interaction with external business partners. He joined Bekaert Venturing in 2011, and since then he invests in and creates business synergies and partnerships globally with early stage companies, bringing innovative technologies that create strategic growth options for Bekaert. He manages a portfolio of fund and direct investments to support Bekaert innovation efforts in metals and advanced materials. Nuno is a Board member of portfolio companies and represents Bekaert as Board Advisor in several investment funds. Prior to joining Bekaert Venturing, Nuno held several management positions within the Bekaert business units and at other companies. Nuno holds an Executive MBA from the Vlerick Management School, obtained his Ph.D. degree in Materials Sciences from the University of Groningen, and his M.S. degree in Applied Physics from the University of Lisbon.