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Labour, Solidarity and Social Security

Gabriel Bastos

Secretary of State for Social Security

Period in office: 2019-10-26 until 2022-03-30


Gabriel Bastos was born in Lisbon, December 7, 1973.

He has a degree in Law and a post-graduation in Administrative Law by the University of Lisbon.

From 2016 to 2019 he was Vice-President of the Institute of Social Security, responsible for the overall supervision of benefits assignment and contributions recollection. During that period, he was the Portuguese Representative to the Social Protection Committee (SPC) and the national alternate member to the Economic and Social Council. 

From 2007 to 2010 he acted as Technical Counsellor at the Portuguese Delegation to the OECD in Paris, following the activities on education, employment, labour and social affairs. He served as Policy Adviser of several members of Government in the areas of Social Security and Social Equipment and he was Head of Cabinet of the Minister of Labour and Social Security, from 2005 to 2007.

From 1998 to 2002 he was Director of the Criminal Offences Unit at the Institute of Financial Management of the Social Security central services and from 2011 to 2012 he was Director of the Department of Identification, Qualification and Contributions of the Portuguese Institute of Social Security.

He has been collaborating with the ILO in capacity building projects in Portuguese speaking countries in Africa and East Timor.