Secretary of State to the Prime Minister
Carlos Moedas was born in Beja in 1970. He graduated in Civil
Engineering from the Higher Technical Institute (IST) in 1993 and
completed the final year of studies at the École Nationale des
Ponts et Chaussées, Paris. He worked in engineering for the
Suez-Lyonnaise des Eaux group in France until 1998.
He obtained an MBA from Harvard Business School (USA) in 2000,
after which he returned to Europe to work in mergers and
acquisitions at investment bank Goldman Sachs.
He returned to Portugal in 2004 as Managing Director of Aguirre
Newman and member of the Executive Board of Aguirre Newman in
Spain. In 2008, he founded his own investment company.
He was a member of the Social Democratic Party team that
negotiated the 2011 State Budget and was one of the party
representatives at the meetings with the EU-IMF-ECB delegation to
negotiate Portugal's economic and financial adjustment