Chairman of the Board of Directors

José Manuel Pereira Ribeiro, 50 years old, married, two children, Mayor of Valongo since 2013. Degree in International Relations, with an MBA in Business Management - specialization in Marketing from the Catholic University of Porto. He belongs to the senior staff of the Agency for Investment and Foreign Trade of Portugal (AICEP).

  • Chairman of the Executive Board of the Association of Municipalities Parque das Serras do Porto
  • President of the Portuguese Network of Participatory Municipalities
  • Member of the Executive Council of the Association of Municipalities Corredor do Rio Leça
  • Effective member of the Plenary of the Economic and Social Council
  • Vice-President of the Permanent Specialized Commission for Economic and Social Policy - CEPES
  • UCLG Policy Advisor – United Cities and Local Governments (since 2020)
  • Effective member of the General Council of the National Association of Portuguese Municipalities
  • Non-executive director of the Board of Directors of LIPOR
  • Member of the Board of the OIDP (International Observatory for Participatory Democracy)
  • National Defense Auditor
  • German Marshall Fund Scholarship
  • Member of the Advisory Boards of the Media Regulatory Entities (ERC), Energy Services (ERSE), Water and Waste Services (ERSAR), the Insurance Institute of Portugal (ISP);
  • Member of the Social Council of the Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences of Lusíada North.
  • Commercial Director of ANIVEC (2004 – 2006)
  • President and General Director of the Consumer Institute/General Directorate of the Consumer (2007 – 2009);
  • Guest Professor at IPAM (2009 – 2011)
  • Member of the Assembly of the Republic X (2006-2007) and XI Legislatures (2009-2011)
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