Filipe Santiago is a Board Member of Ireland Portugal Business Network and is Managing Partner at BlueShift, a group dedicated to hospitality consulting, management and operations.
An Economist by the internationally awarded Nova School of Business and Economics, and an MBA by INSEAD, Filipe started his career in business consulting, at Roland Berger and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
He was in banking, in Strategic Marketing and as Head of Direct Banking, and was the COO for pmelink.pt, the biggest e-commerce platform in Portugal at the time. Filipe joined leading Portuguese group Tivoli Hotels & Resorts in 2007, as Head of Development and was assigned to the Board of Directors as CS&MO, and, later, as an interim COO, up to the successful acquisition by Minor Hotels.
He co-created, at ISCTE/ INDEG, the first post-graduation in Portugal directed at top management in hospitality, and is currently an advisor of Nova SBE for the subject of management applied to hospitality.