Paulo Finuras

Paulo Finuras

Ph.D. Political Science


Through my research, writing, mentoring & workshops, I guide leaders and managers to develop intercultural awareness and Trust skills.


Portugal, Angola, Cape Verde Islands

English, Portuguese, French



Through my research, writing, mentoring and workshops, I guide leaders and managers to discover the evolutionary origins of our behaviour and it’s consequences for leadership. As an Intercultural Management expert, I have over 25 years of experience in consulting and training for a wide range of private and public organisations in different countries and regions worldwide.

Throughout my career, I have worked and research extensively on Intercultural Leadership and Communication as well as Trust and Culture Differences. I have developed a model on how to create trust in leadership, teams and in organisations which lead to the creation of unique tools to measure Trust.

I am the author over 10 published books on the subject of:

  • Intercultural Management
  • Evolution & Behaviour
  • Trust

I hold a PhD. in Political Science from the ULHT (2013), Lisbon and an MSc in Sociology from the ISCTE-IUL (1989) Lisbon. I am an Invited Associate Prof. at ISG – Business & Economics School. My research focuses primarily on Evolutionary Psychology, Trust Factor, Bio-Leadership, Organisational Behaviour, Strategic HRM and Cultural Intelligence. I regularly publish articles and scientific papers in international journals and publications.


Conference speeches and keynotes:

Papers and Articles:


  • 2020 – Da Natureza das Causas Psicologia Evolucionista e Biopolitica. Lisboa: Edições Sílabo
  • 2018 – Bioliderança: porque seguimos quem seguimos? Lisboa. Ed. Sílabo
  • 2016 – Globalização, Diferenças Culturais e Gestão Internacional de RH. Lisboa: Ed. Silabo
  • 2015 – Primatas Culturais – Evolução e Natureza Humana. Lisboa: Ed. Silabo
  • 2014 – Valores Culturais e (Des) Confiança nas Instituições. Lisboa: Ed. Silabo
  • 2013 – O Dilema da Confiança – Estudos, teorias e Interpretações. Lisboa: Ed. Silabo
  • 2012 – Humanus: pessoas iguais, culturas diferentes. Lisboa: Ed. Silabo (2.a Ed. Revista e Atualizada)
  • 2011 – Gestão Intercultural. Lisboa. Ed. Sílabo (3a Edição Revista, Atualizada e Expandida)
  • 1999 – Gestão Internacional e Recursos Humanos. Lisboa. Ed. Silabo