1993, degree in Civil Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico de Lisboa; 2000, MBA, Harvard Business School. 1998-2000, Engineer and Project Manager, Suez Group. 2002-04, Investment Banking Associate, Goldman Sachs. 2002-04, Consultant on mergers and acquisitions, Deutsche Bank and Eurohypo Investment Bank. 2004-08, Managing Director and Member of the Executive Committee Board, Aguirre Newman. 2008-11, Founder, Crimson Investment Management. 2010-11, Senior Economic Adviser, Portuguese Social Democratic Party (PSD). 2011, Member of the Portuguese Parliament. 2011-14, Secretary of State to the Prime Minister of Portugal. Since 2014, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation. Co-Author of the book The New Paradigm of Real-Estate Investment (O Novo Paradigma Do Investimento Imobiliário).