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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
António Barreto
António Barreto was born in Porto on 30th October, 1942. He lived in Vila Real until he finished secondary school, after which he attended Coimbra Law Faculty. He lived in Switzerland as a political exile from 1963 to 1974, graduating in Sociology in 1968. He worked at the University of Geneva and the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development before returning to Portugal in 1974. He worked as a professor at the Social and Human Sciences and Law Faculty at Lisbon's Universidade Nova, as a researcher at Universidade Católica and the Social Sciences Institute of Universidade de Lisboa until 2008. He gained his Doctorate in Sociology in 1985 from the University of Geneva. He was a member of the Constituent Assembly and the Portuguese Parliament, Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, Minister for Trade and Tourism and Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries. He was also the winner of the Montaigne Prize of 2004. He has been a member of the Academia das Ciências since 2008, Chairman of the Board of the Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation since 2009 and a columnist for the Público newspaper since 1991. His published work includes, Anatomia de uma Revolução, Tempo de Mudança, Sem Emenda, Tempo de Incerteza, A Situação Social em Portugal, 1960-1999 and Anos Difíceis.
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
Manuel Braga da Cruz
Manuel António Garcia Braga da Cruz was born in Tadim, Braga, in 1946. He graduated in Philosophy (UCP, Braga) and Sociology (Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome). He gained his PhD and achieved the rank of 'agregado' in Political Sociology (ISCTE, Lisbon). He was a researcher for the Social Sciences Institute of Universidade de Lisboa (1977-2000) and director of its magazine Análise Social (1987-1998). He has been Dean of the Portuguese Universidade Católica since 2000, where he has been Full Professor since 1992. He was the founder and president of the Associação Portuguesa de Ciência Política, the Academia Portuguesa da História, the Academia das Ciências de Lisboa, the Real Academia de la Historia de España and the Real Academia de Ciencias Politicas y Morales de Madrid. He has written As Origens da Democracia Cristã e o Salazarismo (1980), Monárquicos e Republicanos no Estado Novo (1986), O Partido e o Estado no Salazarismo (1988), Teorias Sociológicas. Os Fundadores e os Clássicos (1989). Instituições Políticas e Processos Sociais (1995), O Estado Novo e a Igreja Católica (1998), Transições Históricas e Reformas Políticas em Portugal (1999), Castelo Rodrigo e SªMªde Aguiar (2006), Universidade Católica Portuguesa. 40 Anos ao Serviço da Igreja e de Portugal (2009).
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.
José Tavares
José Tavares holds a PhD in Economics from Harvard University, is full professor of Economics at Nova SBE, and research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), in London. His research focuses on a broad set of issues, ranging from the relationship between democracy and economic growth to the macroeconomic cost of gender discrimination, and has been published in various academic journals, such as the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Public Economics, and in volumes by Harvard University Press, MIT Press, Princeton University Press, and Oxford University Press.
José´s academic work has been commented in Time Magazine, The New York Times, Handelsblatt, La Repubblica, and discussed in specialised op-ed sites such as Vox.eu and Eurointelligence. José also co-edited the volume «After the Crisis Reform, Recovery, and Growth in Europe», with Francesco Caselli and Mário Centeno, and authored the essay «A Europa Não É Um País Estrangeiro» («Europe Is Not A Foreign Country»), a discussion about the past and future of Europe as an idea.

Last updated: October 2023