André Mendes de Carvalho

André M. Carvalho is a PhD Candidate of the MIT Portugal Program, working in a project that brings together the University of Minho in Portugal and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States. His research project focuses on understanding how operational excellence programs, through an organizational culture change process, could promote organizational agility in order to adapt to new business environments.

André holds a Masters’ Degree in Industrial Engineering and has working experience in the automotive and packaging industries, having had medium and long term academic and professional experiences in Portugal, Denmark, Brazil and Greece. He is the founder and current chair of the University of Minho - Portugal Student Branch of the American Society for Quality (ASQ).