Undergraduate degree in Agricultural Engineering, Branch of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology from Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA) in 2000. Post-graduate degree in European Studies from Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão in 2003 and in EU Policy for Agriculture, Food and Rural Areas from Wageningen Business School in 2010.
He is a Partner and Project Manager at AGRO.GES, with whom he has collaborated since 1999. His main focus is in the analysis and assessment of agricultural and rural development programmes and policies at the regional, national and EU level, the analysis and creation of agricultural and agro-industrial investment projects and the performance of market research and socio-economic analysis.
Advisor to the Secretary of State of Agriculture for the XIX Constitutional Government from July 2011 to December 2013. Therein, his main responsibilities were to aid in the definition, implementation and monitoring of agricultural and rural development policies (EAGF and EAFRD), namely regarding the process of negotiating and implementing in Portugal the CAP for 2014-2020, as well as the monitoring of corporate and investment issues.
Guest Assistant of Management and Marketing and of Economics and Development with the Escola Superior Agrária of Santarém (Instituto Politécnico de Santarém), during 2010/2011 and 2011/2012, lecturing various subjects related to Management of the Agricultural Company.
Internship at DG Agriculture of the European Commission in 1999 and in the Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Department of Instituto Superior de Agronomia in 1998.