António Ferreira dos Santos
Inspector General of Finance - Audit Authority
António Ferreira dos Santos has a degree in Economics from the Higher Institute of Economics (currently ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management, of the University of Lisbon) and belongs to the staff of the Inspectorate General of Finance - Audit Authority, of the Ministry of Finance, since 1987.
He currently holds the positions of:
- Inspector General of Finance - Audit Authority;
- Counselor on the Council for the Prevention of Corruption;
- President of the Coordinating Council of the Internal Control System of the State Financial Administration;
- Chairman of the Audit and Control Committee of the Recovery and Resilience Plan.
He has previously held the positions of:
- Secretary-General of the Ministry of Economy and Digital Transition;
- Vice-Inspector General of the Inspectorate General of Finance - Audit Authority, in the area of Public Financial Control;
- Deputy Director-General of the Directorate-General of Prison Services.
Dean of the NOVA Information Management School
Pedro Manuel Saraiva graduated in Chemical Engineering from the University of Coimbra in 1987. He received his Ph.D. in 1993 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, and his Aggregation in Chemical Engineering from the University of Coimbra (2006).
He has been a lecturer since 1984 at the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Coimbra, where he has been a Full Professor since 2010. Author of books such as "Testimonies of Quality in Portugal," "Innovation and Quality," "Education Institutions and Knowledge Society," "The Future of Quality in Portugal," and "Entrepreneurship: from Concept to Application, from Idea to Business, from Technology to Value." He was a Member of Parliament between 2009 and 2012 and between 2014 and 2015.
As an international expert, he has participated in projects developed by the European Commission and OECD related to "entrepreneurial universities."
Dean of the NOVA Information Management School.
Co-opted member of the Audit and Control Committee of the Recovery and Resilience Plan
Vítor Caldeira holds a degree in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon and a postgraduate degree in European Studies from the European Institute of the same Faculty.
He has a long career in public service, which began at the Inspectorate-General of Finance in 1984, where he served as Vice-Inspector-General (between 1995 and 2000).
He was a member of the European Court of Auditors from 2000 to 2016 and was elected its President for three successive terms between 2008 and 2016.
In 2016 he assumed the role of President of the Court of Auditors and, inherently, of President of the Council for the Prevention of Corruption.
He returned to IGF in October 2020 and is currently a co-opted member of the Audit and Control Committee of the Recovery and Resilience Plan. He is also a Visiting Professor at Nova IMS and ISCTE-IUL universities.
Throughout his career, he has also held other positions, including consultant to the OECD under the SIGMA initiative (1997-1999); member of the Joint Review Commission of EUROPOL (2002 - 2004); member of the Advisory Committee of the Academy of European Law (2008 - 2011); member of the Governing Boards of the European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions - EUROSAI (2011 - 2016) and the World Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions - INTOSAI (2017 - 2020), as well as the Governing Board of the INTOSAI Development Initiative - IDI (2018 - 2021). He was also an Auditor at EUROSAI (2008 - 2010) and External Auditor at EUMETSAT (2017 - 2020).
Vitor is an Invited speaker at different conferences and seminars. He has written on public finance, financial control, and auditing topics.
He was awarded national and international honorary distinctions, namely, Grand Cross of the Military Order of Christ; Grand Cross of the Order of Infante D. Henrique; Order of Merit of Supervision in the Americas; Commander Cross of the Order of Merit, Poland; Honorary Professor, Sofia University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria; Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Tirana, Albania.
Pedro Simões Coelho
Full Professor and President of the Scientific Board of the NOVA IMS
Pedro Simões Coelho is presently Full Professor and President of the Scientific Board of the NOVA Information Management School (NOVA IMS) of Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He is also researcher in the Information Management Research Center (MagIC) of NOVA University. He is presently senior expert near the European Commission for the area of statistical methods and sampling techniques.
He is member of the board of the European Master of Official Statistics (EMOS), member of the Ischools accreditation committee, member of the Portuguese Health Technologies Commission and head of information and statistics in NOVA Clinical Research Unit (NOVA CRU). He is former President of the General Assembly of the Portuguese Association for Classification and Data Analysis (CLAD), former member of the Portuguese High Council for Statistics (CSE) and President of the Fiscal Board of the European Center of Statistics for the Developing Countries (CESD-Lisboa).
Pedro S. Coelho has “aggregation” (post-doctoral degree) in Statistics (NOVA University), PhD in Statistics (NOVA University), MSc in Statistics and Information Management and a graduation in Systems Engineering. He has been lecturer of near 30 graduate and undergraduate courses, including Structural Equation Modeling, Research Methodologies, Sampling, Survey Methodology, Marketing Research, Data Collection Methodologies and Data Analysis.
He is author of about 200 studies and projects, resulting in more than 500 research reports. He is also author of more than 100 refereed publications. He has presented near 100 seminars, invited conferences and oral presentations in scientific conferences.
Pedro S. Coelho has been consultant and trainer for several organizations, namely for the European Commission, Eurostat, the Portuguese Statistical Office, the Portuguese Central Bank and several National Statistical Offices around the world. For these institutions has been developing methodologies and offering training in data analysis techniques.
Fernando Oliveira e Silva
Director-General of the Court of Auditors
Fernando Oliveira e Silva holds an undergraduate and a Master's degree in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra.
He began his professional career at the Inspectorate General of Finance (IGF) in 1994, working in the area of municipal supervisory control.
Later, he held various management positions in public institutions, having been Director of Services and Vice-Inspector General at the former Inspectorate General of Public Works, Transport and Communications (between 2001 and 2009).
He was Vice-President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Public Markets, Real Estate, and Construction, I.P. between 2009 and 2017.
He is currently the Justice at the Auditors Court since January 1, 2018, and since last September, he has held the position of Director-General of the Court of Auditors.
Ana Paula Salgueiro
Inspectorate General of Finance-Audit Authority
Ana Paula Barata Salgueiro has a degree in Law from the Portuguese Catholic University Law School,
She has completed the National Defense Course (National Defense Institute) and the Senior Management Course in Public Administration (CADAP) and specialization courses in Auditing, Strategic and Project Management, and Program Evaluation.
She is currently the Vice-Inspector General of the Inspectorate General of Finance - Audit Authority.
Ana Paula is a member of several working groups representing the Ministry of Finance and the Inspectorate General of Finance-Audit Authority.
She is also a lecturer in postgraduate courses and trainer in Internal and External Audit, Internal Control, and various topics related to the local sub-sector.
Professor of Finance & Economics at NOVA IMS
Professor of Finance & Economics at NOVA IMS Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Invited Professor at Université Paris-Dauphine PSL in Paris, France. He holds a PhD and BSc in Economics from the University of Évora and a MSc in Monetary in Financial Economics from ISEG Technical University of Lisbon.
He is Director of the Postgraduate Program in Financial Markets and Risks and of the Postgraduate Program in Data Science for Finance. He is an Integrated Member of MagIC, NOVA IMS research and development center and integrated member of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) Pensions Institute Scientific Experts Forum in Madrid, Spain and CEFAGE-UE.
He Coordinates ORBio - Observatory of Biometric Risks of the Portuguese Life Insured Population, APS - Portuguese Insurers Association. His work is published in prestigious academic journals such as the Journal of Banking and Finance, Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Journal of Pension Economics and Finance; Expert Systems with Applications, Risk Management, Risks, Statistical Journal of the IAOS, Journal of Finance and Economics, International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, CESifo DICE Report - Journal for Institutional Comparisons, RISTI, MIT Press and World Bank books.
He works as scientific consultant for national & international public (Statistics Portugal, Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Labour & Social Security) and private institutions (Insurance companies, Pension Funds Association, Social Benefits Issuers Association) on research topics such as Longevity risk management, Ageing & social protection systems reform and sustainability, retirement & saving schemes, credit risk management.
He integrated as an external member the Inter-ministerial Commission for the Reform of the Social Security System in Portugal.
Lecturer at the Department of Information Sciences and Technologies of ISCTE
Luís Nunes earned a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Systems from the Instituto Superior Técnico of the Technical University of Lisbon, and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon.
He has been a lecturer at the Department of Information Sciences and Technologies of ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa since 1997, having taught several courses in programming and artificial intelligence (among them the course on Machine Learning that he founded in 2005).
He is also an integrated researcher at the Information Sciences, Technologies and Architecture Research Center (ISTAR-ISCTE), with research in Machine Learning and its applications. He has already held the same positions at the Institute of Telecommunications (IT), Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science (LIACC), Association for the Development of Telecommunications and Computer Techniques (ADETTI), and the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering (INESC).
Mário Tavares da Silva
Vice-Chairman of the Recover Portugal Mission Structure
Mário Tavares da Silva holds an undergraduate and a Master's degree in Law from the University of Lisbon Faculty of Law. He is currently Vice-Chairman of the Recover Portugal Mission Structure.
He is an Auditor in the special body for inspection and control of the Auditors Court and a university lecturer, previously having held various public functions, such as:
- Member of the Council for the Prevention of Corruption,
- Vice-Inspector General of the Inspectorate General of Local Administration,
- Inspector-General of the Inspector-General of Local Administration,
- Vice-Inspector General of the Inspectorate General of Finance - Audit Authority.