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Academic Qualifications

  • Baccalaureate in Accounting
  • B. A. Honours degree in Military Science
  • Physical Education Instructor Course in CMEFED
  • Programming and Systems Analysis Course of IBM
  • Planning, Programming and Budget Systems Course of the U.S. Army
  • Degree in Management (INII)-Ministry of Industry
  • Attended ISEF

Retired army lieutenant-colonel


  • Missions as an officer of the Military Administration in Angola and Timor, as chief accountant of the military units and Sub-Director of the Quartermaster Base Depot in Angola
  • Head of the Studies and Management Office of the Army’s Finance Department
  • Chief of Staff of the Joint Management of the Army’s Manufacturing Establishments
  • Minister of Internal Administration
  • Finance Director of companies in Portugal
  • Chairman of the Board of SACMA in Angola (bus manufacturer)
  • Managing Director of EMPA (Public Supplies Company), Cape Verde
  • L5 Senior Adviser to PNUD, head of the technical assistance project for the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development in Guinea-Bissau.
  • Consultant of the World Bank, as advisor to the Minister of Planning and Economic Development of Guinea-Bissau
  • Managing Director of the Armazéns do Povo (Public Supplies Company) in Guinea-Bissau, as a consultant to the EEC
  • Managing Director and Director of SISMET, SA
  • Chairman of the Board of Intersismet, SA, since 1996
  • Chairman of the Board of Intersismet Consulting, SA, since 2011