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Civil engineering degree, Lisbon University (Portugal)
Director General of a road construction company; member of the Registration Committee for Public Works Contractors; Director of the Regional Association of Contractors and Constructors; Former Director of the Construction Department, Ministry of Employment; retired
Sailing, football, tennis
Sailing World champion (Snipe) (1953); participated in the Olympic Games Mexico 1968 and Munich 1972 (Dragon); vice champion of Europe (Star); Portuguese champion (Star, Dragon and Sharpie 12 m2)
Chairman of the Portuguese Sailing Federation and its technical committee; sailing inspector for the Portuguese Youth Organisation; member of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF); Chairman of the jury of the World Sailing Championships (Finn, 420, Cadet); member of the National Olympic Committee of Portugal (1975-), of its Executive Board (1977-1980) then Chairman (1981-1989); during his tenure the Olympic Academy of Portugal was founded; chef de mission at the Games of the XXII Olympiad Moscow 1980; member of the Higher Sports Council and of the Sports Council for High Level Competition
Olympic Order (2009); Portugal Sports Merit collar; Order Infante D. Henrique (Portugal)
Member of the IOC from 1989 to 2010; Honorary Member since 2010; Member of the following Commissions: Cultural (1985-1999), International Olympic Academy and Olympic Education (1990-1999), Eligibility (1992-1993), Evaluation for the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad in 2004 (1996), Culture and Olympic Education (2000-2010); Commissioner of the IOC at the Universal Exhibition in Lisbon (1998)