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Duarte Pitta Ferraz

  • Campus de Campolide

    1099-032 Lisboa


  • 12 Citations
  • 2 h-Index

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Duarte Pitta Ferraz holds a Doctorate of Business Administration (Nottingham Trent University, UK), and degrees in Law, and Management and Accounting (Universidade de Lisboa), being a Portuguese qualified Statutory Auditor (‘ROC’).

Professor at NOVA - School of Business and Economics, Nottingham Business School, independent Non-Executive Director, and Keynote Speaker. Holds positions as NED at EIB – European Investment Bank, Infraestruturas de Portugal, and Privatization Committee of TAP – Air Portugal. Also member of Harvard Business Review advisory board, of McKinsey Quarterly advisory board, and of Financial Times Feedback Forum.

Previously worked at Banco Comercial Português (20 years) as Managing Director and member of executive committees (international division, investment and corporate banking, retail banking, private banking), as well as co-CEO of NovaBank Greece and Vice-Chairman of Bank Europa Turkey. Hold Non-Executive Director positions at: Global Board and Executive Committee of BAFT – Bankers Association of Finance and Trade (Washington, D.C.) and co-Chairman for Europe, SOFID – EDFI Development Bank, Banco Millennium Angola, member of the Privatization Committee of CTT – Portugal Postal Service, and Vice-Chairman of the Portugal-China Chamber of Commerce. Chaired and was a member of several audit committees. Worked in auditing at Deloitte and Philip Morris North America

Current research interests include: Corporate governance, business models, M&A and capital raising, research methodologies

Education/Academic qualification

Business Administration, Doctorate, Nottingham Trent University

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Research Output at NOVA

  • 12 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 5 Article
  • 1 Review article

The use of poison pills by US firms over the period 1997-2015: what has been their impact on shareholder value?

Ferraz, D. P., Lopes, I. T. & Hitzelberger, S., 1 Jan 2019, In : International Journal of Business Excellence. 18, 1, p. 98-119 22 p.

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    Can board diversity and choice of auditor enhance profitability?

    Ferraz, D. P., Lopes, I. T. & Kopliku, A., 1 Jan 2018, In : International Journal of Business Performance Management. 19, 3, p. 289-306 18 p.

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    Open Access
  • 1 Downloads (Pure)
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    The drivers of profitability in the top 30 major airlines worldwide

    Lopes, I. T., Ferraz, D. P. & Rodrigues, A. M. G., 2016, In : Measuring Business Excellence. 20, 2, p. 26-37 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    The influence of diversity on boards on profitability: An overview across Iberian non-financial listed companies

    Lopes, I. T., Ferraz, D. P. & Martins, M. M., 1 Dec 2016, In : Corporate Ownership & Control. 13, 2CONT2, p. 454-460 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article