Governing Bodies


Board of Trustees

Constituted by five to seven members, the Board of Trustees has the competence to ensure the maintenance of the Foundation’s guiding principles and apprise the general lines, both of its operation and its investment policy, as well as assess the annual report.

The members of this board are appointed by the Prime-Minister, two of whom are appointed by the Ambassador of the United States of America to Portugal. The mandates last seven years and can be renewed.

For a term of 7 (seven) years:

  • Bernardo Pires de Lima, President (1)
  • Elvira Maria Correia Fortunato (2)
  • Maria Teresa Ferreira Soares Mendes (1)
  • Ana Isabel dos Santos Figueiredo Pinto (1)
  • Maria Gabriela da Silveira Ferreira Canavilhas (3)
  • Mário Nuno dos Santos Ferreira– by appointment of the U.S. Ambassador to Portugal – (4)
  • Jack (Joaquim) M. Martins – by appointment of the U.S. Ambassador to Portugal – (5)

 

(1) Official Order by the Prime-Minister nº 11335/2020,  of the 11th of November, published with effect from the 19th of November of 2020 (term until 19th of November 2027)

(2) Official Order by the Prime-Minister nº 15038-A/2013, of the 18th of November, published with effects from the 19th of November (seven year term); reappointed by Official Order by the Prime-Minister nº 11335/2020, of the 11th of November, published with effect from the 19th of November of 2020 (term until 19th of November 2027)

(3) Official Order by the Prime-Minister n.º 11512/2018 of the 22nd of November of 2018, published and with effect from the 3rd of December of 2018.

(4) Official Order by the Prime-Minister n.º 63/2015 of the 23rd of December of 2014, published and with effect from the 6th of January of 2015; reappointed by the Official Order by the Prime-Minister nº 7012/2019 of the 29th of July, with effect from the 7th of January, published on 7th of August of 2019:

(5) Oficial Order by the Prime-Minister n.º 11524/2019 of the 27th of November, published with effect from the 6th of December:

Management Board

It’s composed of five members, of whom three are part of the Executive Council.

The President of the Administrative Council is by inherence the President of the Executive Council.

It is up to the Administrative Council to manage and dispose of the Foundation’s assets, as well as to define the Foundation’s general policies of operation and investment, in addition to approving the budget and discussing the annual report.

Oficial Order by the Prime-Minister n.º 1087/2019 of the 25th of January of 2019, with effect from 26th of January of 2019, published on the 31st of January and Oficial Order by the Prime-Minister n.º 6909/2021, with effect from 15 of July of 2021.

Five year mandate:

  • Dr. Rita Faden da Silva Moreira Araújo, President
  • Prof. Doctor Elsa Maria Pires Henriques
  • Prof. Doctor Michael Alvin Baum Jr.
  • Dr. Vítor Ângelo Mendes da Costa Martins
  • Dr. Rodrigo Vasconcelos de Oliveira

The mandates of the current Administrative Council last for five years and started on the 26th of January of 2019.

Executive Council

The governing body responsible for the current day-to-day management of the Foundation.

Oficial Order by the Prime-Minister n.º 1087/2019 of the 25th of January of 2019, with effect from 26th of January of 2019, published on the 31st of January and Oficial Order by the Prime-Minister n.º 6909/2021, with effect from 15 of July of 2021:

  • Dr. Rita Faden da Silva Moreira Araújo, President
  • Prof. Doctor Elsa Maria Pires Henriques
  • Prof. Doctor Michael Alvin Baum Jr.