Director, thenode.co, theadwisers.com
Tomas Matraia is Director of the strategic advisory group The Adwisers (http://www.theadwisers.com), specialised in internationalisation, innovation and adaptive leadership for the private and public sectors.
He also serves as Executive Director of the multidisciplinary platform The Node for Opportunities, Development and Environment (http://www.thenode.co), a non-profit organisation connecting the public and private sector, promoting sustainable development solutions and innovation.
His focus is to drive change, respond to contemporary challenges and seize new opportunities through business development, groundbreaking partnerships and capacity building. He is a frequent speaker at numerous international events and debates, providing also facilitation, moderation and dedicated trainings in innovation processes, leadership, change, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution and communication.
He previously served in the UN and EC working on international cooperation, sustainable development, science, technology, research and innovation along with social inclusion, outreach and partnerships.
Tomas holds a Master degree in Political Sciences and International Relations, a Postgraduate Specialisation in Human Rights and Development and was guest researcher at Oslo University.