Gabriel Sousa is the Executive Director for Innovation and Technological Development at Altri group since May 2018. He is responsible for coordinating all innovation, research and development activities for the groups pulp mills, reporting directly to Altri’s executive board. Over the past 18 years he gained experience on Forestry, Pulp and Paper Industry with focus in innovation, technology, operational development, consulting and research roles. He previously worked in Pöyry Management Consulting (now AFRY), in London (UK), and before that in a reference Portuguese R&D Institute for Pulp and Paper. Mr. Sousa holds an Executive MBA from Porto Business School (2011). Prior to this, he graduated in Chemical Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering from Porto University (FEUP) in 2002 and achieved a post-graduation Masters in Pulp and Paper Engineering from Beira Interior University (UBI) in 2008.