My background is in architecture and urban planning, however, during the last 8 years I have been involved, through the Portuguese State, in the design and management of projects of urban cohesion and development, materialized on integrated projects of urban renewal and environmental upgrading, waterfront rehabilitation, as well as in the development of strategies for cities and urban regions, which manifests itself in projects of urban, economic and social development/cohesion and territorial competitiveness.
Highlight of my career was the integration in Parque EXPO (public entity under the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning - www.parqueexpo.pt) where I act as senior project manager on the Business and Projects Development Department until 2008; from then on up to today as Technical Regional Manager for southern Africa, where I ‘gained more experience and knowledge about diversity of planning systems, strategic development, and in policy and economy issues on different African countries. It´s also important to note the experience gained in 2009 in a field work at the service of UN-Habitat as team member for the development of the PSUP, a programme regarding the upgrading of informal settlements of 30 African countries “PSUP”.
Regarding my academic background it´s important to highlight the post graduate master's degree in "Urban Development and Reconstruction" from the University Institute of Venice (IUAV – Italy 2008/2010), the graduated degree in architecture from the University of Porto (FAUP – Portugal-1997/2005), and other activities, as specialization on real state evaluation by Escola Superior de Actividades Imobiliarias (ESAI – Portugal – 2012) and researcher in "Urban Waterfront Development" at the University of California Berkeley (USA – 2002/2003) and FAUP (Portugal – 2003/2005)
Passing 10 years since the beginning of my professional activities, in various fields and contexts of work at national and international level, gave me experience in projects regarding :
The experience in this field is reflected in a remarkable level of personal skills and techniques in resource management, in setting and meeting personal and team goals, in institutional relations management and corporative representation.
I would like to explore with you the possibilities of collaboration with your organization at local and global level, in particular for Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries.
I´m naturally available for any additional information or personal interview.
Management Office of Tourism Development Cluster, Calandula (Angola Tourism Ministry, Luanda, AO, Senior Consultant for urban and strategic issues
Responsible for the development of urban strategies; action plans; terms of reference for the master
plan international competition; urban management methodologies; project coordination.
Parque EXPO 98 SA, Angola Branch Office (Portuguese public entity) | www.parqueexpo.pt, Luanda, AO, Technical Regional Manager | Southern Africa
Responsible for business, regional programs management, project development and institutional
relations special with Angola and Mozambique at national and local level of government.
Coordination of city development strategies; urban redevelopment and spatial planning projects; urban
and environmental renewal plans; slum upgrading projects.
University of California, Berkeley | University of Porto, Porto, PT, Invited Professor
Summer Sessions - Portuguese Language and Culture. The program leads through a comprehensive
trajectory to establish the historical, cultural, economic, and political links between Portugal, Europe,
Africa, Asia, and the Americas, particularly South America. I´m responsible for the urban development
classes. This programme repeats every year since 2006 in the summer.
ROAAS - UN HABITAT, Nairobi, KE, Field Work | Urban planner
Team member of the PSUP (Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme) responsible for
the methodology implementation. Evaluation of bilateral projects for Angola and Mozambique, EU and
international donors financing
Parque EXPO 98.SA (Portuguese public entity), Lisbon, PT, Team Leader | Senior Project Manager
Responsible for business, project development and institutional relations with municipalities and
different levels of central government. Coordination of city development strategies; urban
redevelopment and spatial planning projects; spatial organization plans and architectural and
infrastructures projects; rehabilitation and revitalization of old city centres; conversion and/or
enhancement of heritage; urban and environmental renewal plans
Projects in Portugal, Brazil, Cap Verde, S. Tomé, Mozambique, Angola, North Africa and Balcans
ESAI (School of Real Estate), CMVM (Market Commission Securities) Certified, Lisbon, PT, Real Estate Evaluation
ESAI | Escola Superior de Actividade Imobiliária (Real State Institute)
Praça Eduardo Mondlane, 7 C Edifício Coopemi, 1950-104 Lisboa Lisbon (Portugal) |
Real Estate Evaluation Expert
Università IUAV di Venezia, Venice, IT, Masters, Master in Urban Development and Reconstruction for Developing Countries
Universitá IUAV di Venezia (University | Faculty of Urban Planning)
Palazzo Tron, Santa Croce 1957, 30135 Venice (Italy) | http://www.masterurbandevelopment.it/
Master in Urban Development and Reconstruction for Developing Countries. This master focus on the
demand of international cooperation, program definition and management, project implementation and
financing – donors relations EU, WB, and bilateral donors financing. This master has a particular
focus on human settlements, governance and capacity build.
ISCED 6 (2 years)
Universidade do Porto, Porto, PT, MArch, Architecture and Urban Planning
University of Porto (Architecture Faculty)
Via Panorâmica s/n, 4150-755 Porto (Portugal) | http://www.fa.up.pt/
Master in Architecture and Urban Planning. Focus on building and urban development
regarding old city centres, informal settlements and waterfronts (converting harbors and ports in
ISCED 5 (6 years)
UC Berkeley Extension, Berkeley, CA, US, Visiting scholar | Researcher
University of California, Berkeley |IURD (Institute of Regional Development)
316 Wurster Hall, Mail Code 1870, CA 94720-1870 Berkeley (USA) |
Researcher in waterfront and urban development. Adviser Professor David E. Dowall |Institute of
Urban and Regional Development