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Carlos Moedas (Beja, 1970) has been the mayor of Lisbon since October 2021.
He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (1993), as well as an MBA from Harvard University (2000).
He started his career in the Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux group in France, where he lived for five years. He worked for several years at City, notably at the investment bank Goldman Sachs.
In 2004, he returned to Portugal to head the Aguirre Newman company, where he was also a member of the Group's Executive Committee in Spain. In 2008, he created his own investment management company.
Carlos Moedas was part of the Social Democratic Party team that negotiated the 2011 State Budget, and was one of the party's representatives in meetings with the delegation of the European Union and the International Monetary Fund, within the scope of the economic and financial adjustment program.
In 2011, he was elected a deputy for the Beja constituency and became Deputy Secretary of State to the Prime Minister of the XIX Constitutional Government, with responsibility for coordinating the adjustment program.
In 2014, Carlos Moedas was appointed by the Prime Minister as a member of the European Commission. He was the Commissioner responsible for Research, Innovation and Science managing one of the largest science and innovation programs in the world (77 billion euros). He was the architect of the proposal for a future €100 billion Horizon Europe programme.
In 2014, he was elected the youngest member of the Portuguese Academy of Engineering. He is also an honorary member of the African Academy of Science. In 2016, he received an Honoris Causa Doctorate in Law from the University of Cork in Ireland, and in 2018 an Honoris Causa Doctorate from ESCP Europe (École Supérieure de Commerce Paris).