H.E. João Pedro Matos Fernandes
Minister of Environment
João Pedro Matos Fernandes has been Minister of Environment, Portugal since November 2015. He previously served as President of the Portuguese Port Authorities' Association between April 2008 and April 2010. He was also a Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico (Infrastructures) and at Instituto Superior de Transportes (Energy and Environmental Consequences of Transport) and lectured in several Masters at Universidade do Porto, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and Napoles University. Between June 2012 and December 2013, he was advisor of the board for Terminals of North and Ports of North (Manica group), and was manager of Nacala Port in Mozambique. He graduated in Civil Engineering from Faculdade de Engenharia of Universidade do Porto, and concluded his Master in Transport, in Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon.