Since March 2006, he became CEO of EDP Energias de Portugal and since April 2017, he is Chair of the Administrative Board of Sustainable Energy for All.
He is also the President of the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Portugal (part of the WBCSD regional network) since April 2016.
Born on the 12th of July 1957 in Lisbon, he received a degree in Economics from the University of Geneva (Switzerland) in 1980, where he was Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Economics. He was also a lecturer at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and at Universidade Católica from 1982 to 1995. He served as Assistant to the Secretary of State for Foreign Trade from 1986 until 1988. From 1988 to 1990 was Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of ICEP (Portuguese Institute for Foreign Trade). From 1990 to 1998 became Board of Director of Banco Espírito Santo de Investimentos and, in 1998, he entered the Gas sector as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gás de Portugal and Transgás. In 2000 he joined Galp Energia as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors, and became Executive Chairman of the company in 2001. In 2004, was appointed Minister of Public Works, Transport and Communication of the Portuguese Government.
In 2013 he received the Honoris Causa Graduation from “Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão” (ISEG) and in 2014 he was honoured by The President of the Portuguese Republic with the “Grã-Cruz da Ordem do Mérito Empresarial”.