João Miguel Sousa Henriques has been the Mayor of Vila Nova de Poiares since 2013. He was born in the Poiares Parish of Sto. André on 29 September 1971.
He has a Degree in Teaching Physical Education from the Escola Superior de Educação de Coimbra. He worked as a Physical Education Teacher until 2013. Mr Henriques has a post-graduate certification in Municipal Financial Management from Coimbra Business School – ISCAC.