President of the Supervisory Board of SICAR NovEnergia Holding Company (Renewable energy).  

Chairman of the Board of EDF EN Portugal.  

Member of the Board of GENERG, and several other companies in the field of Renewables.

President of PCS (Plataforma para o Crescimento Sustentável) –it is a Portuguese Think Tank focused on Sustainability.

Chairman of the General Assembly of the Academy of Engineers of Portugal.

Director of CEEETA, Centro de Estudos para a Economia de Energia Transportes e Ambiente. (Ceeeta is a Research Centre with 30 years of worldwide experience in the fields of Energy, Transport and Environment).

Degree in Electrical Engineering (1972-78) Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon University); Postgraduate education in Management and Computing (1979-82);

Secretary of State for Environment of the Government of Portugal (Jun. 1983-Jun. 1984), Secretary of State for Fisheries (Feb. 1985-Nov. 1985), Secretary of State for Environment and Natural Resources, Portugal (Nov. 1985-Jul. 1987), Member of the Portuguese Parliament from October 1985 to July 1999, Member of the European Parliament from July 1987 to July 1999.

On behalf of the European Parliament, was in charge of Kyoto Protocol negotiations, the environmental dossiers of the World Trade Organisation, the Energy and Environment chapters of the EU budget, etc.