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Economy and Maritime Affairs

José Maria Costa

Secretary of State for Maritime Affairs

Period in office: 2022-03-30 until 2024-04-02


José Maria Costa was born, Mozambique in 1961.

He graduated in Chemical Engineering from the Porto Higher Institute of Engineering in 1985.

He was a senior worker at the Viana do Castelo Shipyard (1986 - 1994).

Deputy Mayor of Viana do Castelo (1994 to 1997) and Councillor (1998-2009).

Mayor of Viana Castelo (2009-2021).  

Chairman of the Alto Minho Intermunicipal Community – CIM- (2013-2021).

Member of the Committee of the Regions (2014-2021). 

Member of the Territorial Coordination Council (2014-2021). 

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Group for Local Coastal Action - North (2013- 2017).

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Gil Eannes Foundation (2010-2021).

Chairman of the Executive Council of the Atlantic Cities Conference (2017-2021).

Chairman of the Board of the Atlantic Axis Association (2012-2014).

Chairman of the Board of the General Meeting of Águas do Norte (2018-2020).  

Representing the Viana do Castelo municipality, he was member of the governing boards of Resulima; Vianapolis; Polis Litoral Norte; Águas do Noroeste; and a member of the corporate bodies of the Association for the Collaboration between Ports and Cities – RETE (2013-2017).