A former chief of staff of the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, he was appointed to the board of the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), a public institute under the oversight and tutelage of Manuel Heitor, who proposed Minister of Finance, Mário Centeno) the names of the new officers responsible for the FCT.
Maria Emília Leal Pereira de Moura, who was Manuel Hector's chief of staff since November 2016, became one of the members of the FCT board of directors, according to the Resolution of the Council of Ministers dated April 4 and published in this Wednesday in the Diário da República.
The same resolution, signed by the Prime Minister António Costa, has appointed to the presidency of the FCT until now vice-president of the public institute, Helena Nunes Pereira, professor professor of the Higher Institute of Agronomy, who replaces Paulo Ferrão. In the vice-presidency of FCT, José Paulo Esperança, professor of Finance and director of ISCTE Business School, is the other member of the board of directors, Nuno Miguel Feixa Rodrigues, coordinating professor at the Escola Superior de Tecnologia of the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Bird.
For Maria Emília Leal Pereira de Moura, this is a return to FCT, since she was director of the Department of Management and Administration when he was appointed by Manuel Heitor to head his office in the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education.
Prior to joining Manuel Hector's office, the new member of the board of directors of the FCT, with a degree in Economics from the Higher Institute of Economics and Management, was also assistant to José Mariano Gago, Minister of Science and Technology, who died between 1995 and 2002 and between 2005 and 2009, having been nominated by him to the FCT.
The new chief of staff of the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education is Filipa Matos.