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Labour, Solidarity and Social Security

Miguel Fontes

Secretary of State for Labour

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


Miguel Fontes was born in Lisbon in 1971.

He has a degree in Sociology from ISCTE-IUL (1994) and a postgraduate degree in Business Administration from INDEG/ISCTE (2003).

He began his career in 1994 as a researcher at the University of Lisbon Institute of Social Science.

He was assistant to the Cabinet of the Prime Minister, tasked with Social Advisory, from October 1995 to November1997.

He was Secretary of State for Youth in two Governments, from November1997 to April 2002.

He was a director of MRB Holding S.G.P.S., S.A., MRB Promoção Imobiliária S.A, Somalfa - Gestão e Investimentos Imobiliários S.A, as well as non-executive director of Leisurecorp, S.A - Gestão de Health Clubs S.A.

He was executive director of Aicep Global Parques - Gestão de Áreas Empresariais e Serviços, S.A. from to 2010 to 2015.

Staff at the Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa, where he worked in the Entrepreneurship and Social Economy Department, and the Quality and Innovation Department.

Executive director of Startup Lisboa from January 2016.

Member of the Strategic Board of Startup Portugal.

Co-opted member of the Board of the Nova University Faculty of Science and Technology (2017- 2020) and member of the Strategic Board of the MBA at ISEG.