Executive Member of the Board of Instituição Financeira de Desenvolvimento (IFD), and Member of the Risk Finance Advisory Group for Horizon 2020 of the European COmmission.
Former Board Member of EBAN, The European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds, and other Early Stage Market ion Brussels, between 2014 and 2016. Co-founder, in 2007, of FNABA, the Portuguese National Federation of Business Angels Associations, and Vice-President until 2015, as well as founder, in 2007, of INVICTA ANGELS, the Business Angels Association from Porto, and President until 2015. Founded Gestluz Consultores in 1994, and was its manager until 2014.
Graduated in Economy by the Faculty of Economics of Porto and has a Master’s degree in Design for Sustainability by Cranfield University, UK. Among other training, has a graduate course in Political Journalism by Catholic University.