European Commissioner for R&I, European Commission

Portuguese nationality

  • European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation 2014-present
  • Secretary of State to the Prime Minister of Portugal 2011-14
  • Member of the Portuguese Parliament 2011
  • Senior Economic Advisor of the Portuguese Social Democratic Party (PSD) 2010-11
  • Founder of Crimson Investment Management 2008-11
  • Managing Director and Member of the Executive Committee Board of Aguirre Newman 2004-08
  • Consultant on mergers and acquisitions, Deutsche Bank and Eurohypo Investment Bank 2002-04
  • Investment Banking Associate at Goldman Sachs 2000-2002
  • MBA, Harvard Business School 1998-2000
  • Engineer and Project Manager at Suez Group 1993-98
  • Degree in civil engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico de Lisboa 1988-1993
  • Co-Author of the book “The New Paradigm of Real-Estate investment” (O Novo Paradigma Do Investimento Imobiliário)