Pedro Passos Coelho
Pedro Passos Coelho was born in Coimbra in 1964.
He lived in Angola until the age of nine and spent his teenage
years in Vila Real.
He is married, has three daughters and lives in Lisbon.
He holds a degree in Economics from the Lusíada University,
Pedro Passos Coelho became involved in politics at an early age
and for five years was a member of the National Council of Social
In 1991 he held the positions of Deputy Leader and Spokesman for
the Social Democratic Party (PSD) in the Assembly of the Republic,
the Portuguese Parliament.
He served as a Councillor on Amadora City Council between 1997
and 2001, when he founded the «Movimento Pensar Portugal» (Think
For the past decade he has held senior management positions in
several companies in the energy and environment fields, in
conjunction with lecturing and serving as Chairman of the Vila Real
In 2008 he founded the Strategic Reflection Platform «Construir
ideias» for analysis and discussion of the main topics on the
national political agenda.
In 2010 he was elected Leader of the Social Democratic
Pedro Passos Coelho took office as Prime Minister of Portugal's
19th Constitutional Government on 21st June 2011 following
parliamentary elections on 5th June the same year.