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Gonçalo Lobo Xavier

Gonçalo Lobo Xavier

Vice-President for Communication– European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels


Adviser of the Board at AIMMAP – Association of Portuguese Metallurgical, Mechanical Engineering and Similar Industrial Companies

Short bio:

Gonçalo Lobo Xavier
Industry oriented; presently focus on the metallurgical and mechanic engineering both at national and European level.

Professional Experience:

Current position: Adviser of the Board at AIMMAP – Association of Portuguese Metallurgical, Mechanical Engineering and Similar Industrial Companies, the most important industrial sector in Portugal, since January 2013.
Vice-President in charge of Communication (2015-2018) – European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels
“National Delegate for Innovation on SME’s and Risk Finance for the Horizon 2020 programme” since February 2013; Lisbon&Brussels.

Previous: Executive Director of RECET- the Portuguese Technological Centres Network, a private organization of eight technological Centres that support the R&D+i activities of several industrial sectors of the Portuguese industry (tooling; footwear; metal mechanic; textile and clothing; ceramic and glass; cork; leather; industrial and ornamental rocks); From March 2002 till December 2012.

Education:
5 years degree in Business and Administration –University of Minho –Braga, Portugal (1999)
International Business – Porto Business School (2013)
Internet Marketing Certificate – University of West Florida (1999)
International Summer Course – Mikelly Polytechnic (2001)
Global Advanced Leadership Program –IMD Lausanne –from the 25th of June to the 30th 2017

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