Biography


2004/ -
Vice-President of Lusomundo Media.

2003/ -
President of the Golf Industry National Council (Conselho Nacional da Indústria de Golfe).

2003/ -
Head of Mission for the Reform of Public Administration.

2002/-
Member of the Consulting Council of Banco Privado Português.

2001/ -
Member of the Fiscal Council of SPAS.

2001/ -
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lusotur Golfes.

2001/ -
Member of the Higher Council of the Ilídio Pinho Foundation.

2000/ -
President of the General Assembly of World Movement​ Fund Portugal.

2000/ -
Director of GALP.

1993-2000
European Commissioner.

1993
D. Sc. Hon. University of Birmingham.

1987-1992
Minister of Foreign Affairs.

1985-1987
Minister of Education and Culture.

1984-1985
Rector of the University of Minho

1982-1983
Secretary of State of Education and School Administration.

1979
Full Professor of Engineering Sciences, University of Minho.

1979
Admission as a tenured professor in Engineering Sciences, University of Minho.

1976
He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham.

1970
He graduated in Chemical Engineering from Técnico Lisboa.

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He was awarded 14 Grand Crosses, including the Grand Cross of the Order of Christ.

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Fellow da Royal Academy of Engineering (U.K.).

​1945
He was born in 1945.