Frederico Fezas Vital
CEO, Junior Achievement
Frederico Fezas Vital is an invited Teacher of Social Entrepreneurship in Católica-Lisbon School of Business & Economics. Frederico graduated in Law at Universidade Católica and has also post-graduated in Marketing Management at ISG, attended a 2 years Executive Program in Project & Leadership Management at INSEAD, IESE e Heriot Watt and completed an intensive Bootcamp for Positive Leadership at the UN University, in Costa Rica. He was Bootcamp leader, Trainer and Mentor in more than 25 Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamps powered by Insead in Portugal and 2 in INSEAD (2017/2018)
In 2009 Frederico received the Citizenship Award by Rádio Clube Português. In 2011 his impact venture – Terra dos Sonhos – was recognized as a High Potential Social Entrepreneurship Project by the Map of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, developed by IES-SBS and IPAV in Portugal. In 2016 he started working with Ashoka Portugal, as the responsible for Education Programs and, in 2017, as Director of Changemaker Skills for Portugal. Since the 1st November 2018, he is the new CEO for Junior Achievement Portugal, the biggest organization in the world for Education in Entrepreneurship, with a global impact in more than 10 million students spanning 120 countries. He has been a key note speaker and invited to participate in several conferences and forums for the last 12 years, mostly related to social entrepreneurship, impact, sustainability, education and emotional health, in companies like Microsoft, McDonald’s, Johnson, Unit 4 and several others.
He describes himself as being passionate, obsessed with impact and positive change and focused in doing more and better kind of person. He has an inner child who doesn’t let him rest but makes him laugh when everything gets complicated. A dreamer with his feet on earth, he loves challenges and hates injustices.