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Catarina Gonçalves
Graduated in Communication and Journalism, with a postgraduate degree in Political Advising and Media. On her way to a master's degree in Political Science at ISCTE.
She assumed the role of digital content manager at the Foundation in October 2023.

Last updated: october 2023
José Soares dos Santos
Graduated in Marine Biology from Lisbon Classic University, in 1986, with executive education at IMD (1995) and Harvard (1997), and Alumni Member of Stanford (2000). Executive President of Sociedade Francisco Manuel dos Santos B.V., the main shareholder of Jerónimo Martins, SGPS, S.A., since its establishment in 2012. Member of the Board of Directors of Jerónimo Martins SGPS, S.A. from 1995 to 2001 and from 2004 to 2015. He is a Non-Executive Director of the Company since April 2019. Chairman of Unilever Fima, Lda., Gallo Worldwide, Lda., JMDB Representação e Distribuição de Marcas Lda. and miMed, Cuidados de Saúde S.A. Chairman of Movendo Capital B.V., since 2017. Since May 2020, he is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos, of which he was a Board Member from 2009 to 2018. Since September 2015, he is the Chairman of Oceanário de Lisboa, S.A., and, since December 2016, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors of the Oceano Azul Foundation.

Last updated: may 2020
D. Manuel Clemente
D. Manuel Clemente was born in S. Pedro e S. Tiago, Torres Vedras, in 1948. He was nominated Bishop of Porto in 2007. He graduated in History and entered the Olivais Seminary in 1973. In 1979, he graduated in Theology from Universidade Católica Portuguesa and was ordained in the same year. In 1992, he completed a PhD in Historical Theology. Since 1975, he has taught History of the Church at Universidade Católica Portuguesa. He has occupied the following positions and ecclesiastical offices: Coadjutor Bishop of the parishes Torres Vedras and Runa in 1980; Vice-Chancellor of the Olivais Seminary from 1989 to 1997; Chancellor of the same Seminary since 1997; Director of the Religious History Study Centre of Universidade Católica Portuguesa; nominated Titulary Bishop of Pinhel and Auxiliary Bishop of the Patriarch of Lisbon on 6th November, 1999; Episcopal ordination in 2000; Auxiliary Bishop of Lisbon; President of the EpiscopalCommission of Culture, Cultural Assets and Social Communications, elected in 2005. He is the author of the following works: Portugal e os Portugueses (Lisbon: Assírio e Alvim, 2008); Igreja e Sociedade Portuguesa do Liberalismo à República (Lisbon: Grifo, 2002); A Igreja no Tempo (Lisbon: Grifo, 2000); A Igreja no Tempo. História Breve da Igreja Católica (Lisbon, 1978).
Helena Bento
The director general and member of the Foundation's Executive Committee and Board of Directors, Helena Bento, has a degree in Business Management. Accumulates positions as CEO of JMDB Representation and Brand Distribution, which she holds since February 2017. She directed the International area of Gallo Worldwide from 2009 to 2017 where led teams in Brazil and China and was responsible for the international expansion of the Gallo brand in America, Asia and Africa. She started her professional career at Unilever Fima in Portugal, having performed several functions in the Marketing area. Defines herself as a team builder, considering that leadership must be exercised with eyes open to the future, looking for new ideas and concepts. Born in Lisbon in 1975.

Last update: july 2022
Joana Ferreira da Costa
Leads the Foundation's Digital & Social Content Management team.
She coordinated the Digital Area and the Fronteiras XXI project, with a monthly debate program in a partnership with RTP, the national Portuguese television.
Joana Ferreira da Costa was a journalist between 1997 and 2016. She worked for 11 years at the daily newspaper «Público» writing about Science, Health Policies and Politics, having been a resident's reporter at Parliament. She then worked as a sub-editor at «Diário de Notícias» and at weekly newspaper «Sol».
She has a degree in Social and Cultural Communication from the Portuguese Catholic University.

Last update: march 2023
Jaime Gama
Born in 1947, he graduated in Philosophy from the University of Lisbon and led several Ministries in different governments (Internal Affairs, National Defense and Foreign Affairs). He was Member of Parliament from 1975 to 2011, were he held office as Speaker, consequently becoming a member of the Council of State. Presently, he is a member of the Supervisory Board of the Lisbon University and of the Strategy Board of the Political Studies Institute of the Lisbon Catholic University. Member of the Supervisory Board of the Military University Institute and of the High Council of the Navy’s Centre for Strategic Studies. He also belongs to the Aspen Ministers Forum. In addition, he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Novo Banco Azores and Chairman of the Supervisory Board for the electronic newspaper Observador. He is Senior Strategic Counsel at Albright Stonebridge Group. He was awarded several Portuguese and foreign decorations. He received the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of the Azores and is Chancellor of the Ancient Portuguese Military Orders.

Last updated: september 2022
Luísa Loura
Director of Pordata and member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation. She holds a PhD in Statistics and Computing and graduated in Mathematics, Luísa Loura is a professor and researcher at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. She was director of the Directorate-General for Education and Science Statistics. As a researcher, she published works in the areas of extreme theory, stochastic processes, biostatistics and the teaching of statistics.
António Araújo
Director of Publications and member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, António Araújo was born in Lisbon in 1966. He obtained a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in law at the University of Lisbon and holds a PhD in contemporary history from the Catholic University of Portugal. He was a teacher at the Faculty of Law and teaches now at NOVA FCSH. He is adviser to the Constitutional Court, in unpaid leave, and was consultant to the President of the Republic for political affairs. He is the author of several books and articles in political science, constitutional law and contemporary history. He represents FFMS on the Board of the Portuguese Foundation Center.
Gonçalo Saraiva Matias
Gonçalo Saraiva Matias is Chairman of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee of the Foundation. He is a professor at the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Portugal, where he also obtained his bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees. He was director of the Catholic Global School of Law and visiting professor at Washington University. He conducted research at the Georgetown University Law School as a Fulbright visiting scholar. Most of his work falls within Regulatory, Administrative, Constitutional and International Law. He was the director of the Migration Observatory, Secretary of State for the Administrative Modernisation of the XX Constitutional Government. He has been advisor for legal affairs to the President of the Portuguese Republic since 2008. In 2016, he was awarded the title of Grand Officer of the Order of Infante D. Henrique. He was born in Lisbon, in 1979.

Last uptade: September 2022
Isabel Horta Correia
Isabel Horta Correia is currently a professor at the Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics at UCP. She developed her research career for almost 30 years at the Economic Studies Department of the Banco de Portugal, which she directed for 5 years.
Her general area of interest is Macroeconomics, namely in the subareas of economic cycles, monetary economics, optimal fiscal and monetary policies, and redistributive impacts of economic policy.
Isabel’s work has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Review of Economics Studies, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of Public Economics, and the European Economic Review.
She was a research reviewer for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a member of the evaluation panels for the European Research Council's Advanced Grants. She was also a member of the European Economic Association Council; of the Portuguese Catholic University’s Scientific Society; of the Scientific Advisory Board of CREI – Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional, and of the European University Institute's Research Council.
She is currently a correspondent for the Lisbon Academy of Sciences, and a research fellow at the Centre for Economic and Policy Research and the European Economic Association.

Last updated: October 2023