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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
Maria Manuel Leitão Marques
Maria Manuel Leitão Marques has a bachelor degree in Law from the University of Coimbra, and later obtained her PhD in Economics from the same University. She is a Full Professor at the Economics School of the University of Coimbra and researcher at the Centre for Social Studies since its foundation. She is also the Vice-president of Association Internationale de Droit Économique. Throughout her career, Maria Marques has participated and coordinated several national and internationl projects on the subjects of Economic and Competition Laws, as well as Legal Sociology and Public Administration. She has authored several books and articles on these specialized themes. Between 2005 and 2011, she was appointed Secretary of State for Administrative Modernization, being responsible for the Simplex program, under which the online acess platforms to government and public administration were implemented. Her current research interests focus on regulation of economy by the Government and innovation of public services. Currently serves as member of the High Level Group on Administrative Burdens of the European Commission. Resign in lieu of her election to the Portuguese Parliament, October 4, 2015.

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
Nuno Garoupa
President of the European Association of Law & Economics. He is a Professor of Law at George Mason University in the United States and holds the Chair in Research Innovation at Católica Global Law School.
He has a degree in Economics from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, a Master's degree in Economics and Law (LL.M.) from the University of London and a PhD in Economics from the University of York, UK.
He joined the Executive Board of the American Society for Comparative Law (2021-2023), after having chaired the Spanish Association of Law and Economics between 2017 and 2021. He has taught at Texas A&M University (2015-2018), the University of Illinois (2007-2015), the New University of Lisbon (2001-2007) and Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona (1998-2001).
He was awarded the Julián Marías prize by the government of the Autonomous Community of Madrid in 2010. He is the author of more than 150 scientific articles published in international journals.
He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation between 2014 and 2016 and has been a member of its Board of Trustees since 2018.

Last updated: January 2024
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
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
Maria Manuel Mota
Born in 1974, she has a degree in Biology and obtained the degree of Master of Immunology at the University of Porto in 1992 and 1994. She got her PhD in 1998 from University College London ( UK ) and until 2002 developed research at New York University Medical School. From 2002 she led a research group at the Gulbenkian Institute of Science, and since 2005 at the Institute of Molecular Medicine (IMM ), Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon (which has run from 2014). In 2005-2010 was a researcher at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (USA). She has won several national and international awards such as the European Young Investigator Award from the European Science Foundation ( 2004) or Pessoa Prize (2013 ) . She was awarded by the President in 2005 with the Order of Infante D. Henrique. It has published over 100 scientific articles and holds 4 patents. It belongs to the Editorial Board of three international journals. Appointed by the Board of Trustees in November 2015.
Pedro Magalhães
Pedro Magalhães was born in Lisbon, in 1970. He has two children. He is a coordinator researcher at the Social Sciences Institute of Universidade de Lisboa. He received a scholarship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and gained a PhD in Political Science from Ohio State (2003), in the United States. He is the author of various works on electoral behaviour, public opinion, attitudes and political institutions, published in Portuguese and international academic journals and in volumes published by Oxford University Press, Routledge, MacMillan, Armand Colin and Siglo XXI. His published work, both individually and in collaboration with other authors, includes: O Parlamento Português: Uma Reforma Necessária (Lisbon: 2002), A Abstenção Eleitoral em Portugal (Lisbon: 2002), Portugal a Votos: as Eleições Legislativas de 2002 (Lisbon: 2004), Eleições e Cultura Política (Lisbon: 2007) and Eleições Legislativas e Presidenciais 2005-2006 (Lisbon: 2009).

Last updated: march 2023