Degree in Systems Engineering from Minho University, MBA from the ISEE (University of Porto), AMP from INSEAD. From 1991 to 1997 he discharged duties as the Information Systems Manager of Sonae Distribuição. He was a founder (1988) of Enabler, a company integrating information systems focusing on retail, now VP Retail Services of Wipro - the company which acquired Enabler. He is also a founding partner of various other companies connected with the Area of Information Technology Solutions - Mobicomp, IT Peers, Profimetrics, DHome. He has carried out lecturing activity at universities for 7 years on various Engineering courses of Minho University at the Faculty of Economics of University of Porto and on a post-graduation course at the IST. He also works with Cotec, mainly in the context of the Excellence Centre for the dematerialisation of transactions.