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Biography

Portuguese nationality.

  • 2015

    Director-General, Directorate‑General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

  • 2014-2015

    Director-General, Directorate‑General for Mobility and Transport

  • 2009-2014

    Deputy Director-General, for services, investment, intellectual property, government procurement, bilateral trade relations with Asia, Africa and Latin America, Directorate‑General for Trade

  • 2007-2008

    Deputy Director-General in charge of Asia and Latin America, Directorate‑General for External Relations

  • 2007

    Director for trade in services and investment, bilateral trade relations with the Americas and the Far East, Directorate‑General for Trade

  • 2004-2006

    Director for trade in services and investment; agriculture, SPS; sustainable development. Bilateral trade relations with China, Directorate‑General for Trade

  • 2001-2004

    Head of Unit, Trade in services, Directorate‑General for Trade

  • 1998-2001

    Head of Unit, WTO Dispute settlement and trade barriers regulation, Directorate‑General for Trade

  • 1994-1998

    Counsellor for WTO Affairs at the Commission’s Delegation to the International Organisations, Geneva

  • 1990-1994

    Commercial Counsellor at the Commission’s Delegation in Tokyo, Japan

  • 1989-1990

    Participation in the European Communities Executive Training Programme in Japan, Tokyo

  • 1986-1989

    Administrator, Japan Division, Directorate General for External Relations

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