“Public value is value for the public. Value for the public is a result of evaluations about how basic needs of individuals, groups and the society as a whole are influenced in relationships involving the public. Public value then is also value from the public.”

Timo Meynhardt is Professor and Chair Dr. Arend Oetker Chair of Business Psychology and Leadership at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and Managing Director of the Center for Leadership and Values in Society at the University of St. Gallen.

In his research, psychological and business management topics are related, especially Public Value management, leadership and competence diagnosis. He is strongly committed to research in the field of public value as well as to the application of the concept in business and management. Timo was the first researcher to apply the concept to the private sector.

He developed a unique theory of public value, which conceptualizes public value as “a necessary fiction” for individuals and groups. Timo publishes the Public Value Atlas for Switzerland and Germany ( , ), which aims to classify and make transparent the public value of companies and organizations. He also developed a Public Value Scorecard, which identifies five dimensions in which an organization can make a contribution to the common good.

Timo Meynhardt co-launched the Public Value Award for Start-ups, honoring young companies whose products, services or business activities provide exceptional responses to the social challenges of our time ( ). He also chairs the Public Value Award for Public Baths in Germany. Timo Meynhardt is coauthor of the Leipzig Leadership Model published in 2016. By emphasizing the key dimensions of good leadership in terms of its contribution to the common good, the model provides a compass in times of constant change.



“From our own benchmark we have assessed that public engagement must evolve within the definition of Public Value itself, because more than just promoting adequate response and generating value, it must also strenghten community identity.”

Estrela’s Borough President, Luis Newton, was born in Lisbon in 1977.

Elected to local government since 2001, he performed several functions, like at the Executive Board of the old Lapa Borough or in the Lisbon Municipal Assembly.

He worked as advisor for the Lisbon City Council and for the Secretary of State for Culture, having subsequently been appointed Advisor to the PSD (Social Democratic Party) Parliamentary Group until October 2013.

In 2013 he was elected President of the Estrela Borough and took the opportunity created by the Administrative Reform of the City of Lisbon to modernize public services with smart cities solutions for territorial management and optimization of resources, creating digital solutions like“GeoEstrela”“EstrelaParticipa”“GeoSenior” and “Chame o Lixo”.

In 2015 he was distinguished as CIO of the year in the Public Sector category, in Portugal. A recognition granted by CIONET, a prestigious European community of technology decision makers, that each year rewards the European CIO’s that stand out the most. He was also distinguished at the IDC CIO Awards 2015 and in 2016 Portugal’s Digital Awards.

He was the first Portuguese speaker ever to be invited to an edition of the Global Peter Drucker Forum, the most prestigious international management forum.

He is at the forefront of Public Value in Portugal and since 2015 is working closely with Professor Timo Meynhardt to fully implement it in portuguese public management.