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Diogo Serras Lopes

Secretary of State for Health

Period in office: 2020-09-17 until the current date


Diogo Serras Lopes was born in Lisbon, in 1975. 

With a degree in Economics by the Business School of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, he also attended the Masters in Political Sciences at the Instituto Superior das Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. He’s also, since 2005, CFA Charterholder (CFA Institute).

He began his professional path in 1998, as a journalist at the Economia Pura Magazine, and, from 1999 to 2014, also worked in asset management in a series of private institutions such as MC Fundos, Santander Asset Management and Banco Best.

From May 2014 to November 2015, he worked in the Regulatory Policy and International Affairs Department at Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários (Portuguese Securities Market Commission). 

From December 2015 to August 2017, he was also adviser to the Secretary of State Assistant to the Prime Minister and from August 2017 to April 2019, he was appointed adviser for economical affairs to the Prime-Minister, in the first Government of Prime Minister Costa. 

From April 2019 to September 2020, he was Vice President at the Central Administration of the Health System (ACSS).