• The Team
The Team
A Driver for Change Through Science and Medicine

The best team for a unique project

The scientific issues related to biomedical research require an interdisciplinary approach and that is why the Champalimaud Foundation gathers prestigious and internationally renowned professionals from different areas of expertise and specialisation.

Board

of Directors

Board

of Directors

Leonor Beleza

Leonor Beleza

President

João Silveira Botelho

João Silveira Botelho

Vice President

António Horta Osório

António Horta Osório

Non-Executive Director

Board of Directors

Meet the directors of the Champalimaud Foundation

The President of the Board of Directors is Leonor Beleza, who was appointed by António Champalimaud in his will. She is joined by João Silveira Botelho and António Horta Osório.

General

Council

General Council

Meet the General Council

The members of the General Council are responsible for determining the guidelines of the ongoing development of the Foundation, and come from different cultural and professional backgrounds. All are highly considered in their respective areas and all are committed to improving people’s well-being. The President of the General Council is Daniel Proença de Carvalho, and in late 2019, The Queen Sofia of Spain joined as an Honorary member.

General

Council

Daniel Proença de Carvalho

Daniel Proença de Carvalho

President

Aníbal Cavaco Silva

Aníbal Cavaco Silva

Fernando Henrique Cardoso

Fernando Henrique Cardoso

António Coutinho

António Coutinho

António Damásio

António Damásio

João Raposo Magalhães

João Raposo Magalhães

Pedro D'Abreu Loureiro

Pedro D'Abreu Loureiro

Manuela Ferreira Leite

Manuela Ferreira Leite

Paulo Portas

Paulo Portas

Manuel Alegre

Manuel Alegre

Rainha Sofia de Espanha

Rainha Sofia de Espanha

Ethics

Committee

Ethics

Committee

José Manuel Cardoso da Costa

José Manuel Cardoso da Costa, PhD

President

Adelino Cardoso

Adelino Cardoso, PhD

André Valente

André Valente, PhD

António Jacinto

António Jacinto

António Parreira

António Parreira, MD, PhD

Isabel Palmeirim

Isabel Palmeirim, MD, PhD

Isabel Pavão Martins

Isabel Pavão Martins, MD, PhD

José Cunha-Vaz

José Cunha-Vaz, MD, PhD

Leonor Parreira

Leonor Parreira, PhD

Mário Miguel Rosa

Mário Miguel Rosa, MD, PhD

Paula Martinho da Silva

Paula Martinho da Silva, MSc

Ethics Committee

Meet the Ethics Committee

The main mission of the Champalimaud Foundation’s Ethics Committee is to ensure the observance of the highest ethical standards in the practice of its scientific activities , analysing every ethical issue inherent to medical practice.

Vision Award

Jury

Vision Award Jury

Meet the Vision Award Jury

The jury of the Vision Award comprises a panel of prestigious international personalities and prominent public figures whose lives have been devoted to solving the problems of developing countries.

Vision Award

Jury

Alfred Sommer

Alfred Sommer

President

Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen

Carla Shatz

Carla Shatz

Gullapalli N. Rao

Gullapalli N. Rao

Graça Machel

Graça Machel

Jacques Delors

Jacques Delors

José Cunha-Vaz

José Cunha-Vaz, MD, PhD

Joshua Sanes

Joshua Sanes

Mark Bear

Mark Bear

Paul Sieving

Paul Sieving

Susumu Tonegawa

Susumu Tonegawa

Director

of the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown

Zvi Fuks - Director of the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown

Zvi Fuks

Zvi Fuks studied at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem (1962). After fulfilling academic functions at Stanford University in California, he was appointed professor and president of the department of radiation and medical oncology at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem (1976-1984). Later, he became president of the department of radiation oncology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York (1984-1998 and 2004-2005), as well as its Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Planning (1998-2004). Currently, Dr. Fuks is the Director of the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown.

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