SIPA Visiting Professor Manuel Pinho, Director of the International Energy MBA at the Lisbon Institute and former Minister of Economy and Innovation of the Portuguese Government.
Professor Pinho will be teaching at Renmin University in Beijing this summer.
“The course I will teach there is a short version of my SIPA course,” said Pinho. “My focus being energy, I’m excited to be going to China.”
Pinho explained that over the next 25 years, more than 90% of increased energy demand and consumption will come from non-OECD countries. China is already the leading consumer, and will continute to be so.
“I am really looking forward to teach Chinese students and also to get more knowledge about energy in China,” he said. “China has always been an important part of my courses at SIPA, and I think it will be even more so in the future.”
Pinho plans to meet with folks working in companies in the energy sector, which he says are the largest companies in the world, with the most innovation and investment. That’s why he finds it very important to get to know them better.
“It’s great to go somewhere with such intense activity in energy,” he said. “I’m very excited to go to China and then to have the opportunity to share my experience with my SIPA students.
I’ve been teaching at SIPA for two years, and, by the day, I see that there’s more interest by students. The demand for information about China increased dramatically in just one year. I expect this will continue to increase because students understand the importance of China and energy.”
- Michelle Chahine