Lino Dias completed his Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering at IST in 2001. He joined Bayer after finishing his PhD, starting with working in the area of technological services and development. He quickly realized his interest in the management area, going through several prominent positions such as Global Product Manager and CEO of Management Support. He is currently Vice-President of Smallholder Farming (Bayer) in the Crop Science Division, providing innovative and sustainable solutions with small producers of Asian, African and South American communities. His route was marked by the diverse management and leadership training in Business Schools from different countries, while at Bayer. Having led several projects and giving presentations in various regions of the globe, Lino Dinas dominates six different languages and won several awards in the company, and also one from his hometown, Portalegre.