Jose Manuel Pinto-Teixeira is ECES Vice President and former high level EU Official.
During his professional career, Mr. Pinto-Teixeira served as Ambassador of the EU/ Head of Delegation in several countries, including: Cabo Verde (10/2012 – 08/2017); Ukraine ( 09/2008 – 09/2012 ), Belarus (resident in Kiev – 10/2008 – 09/2011), Mozambique (09/2002 – 01/2006 ) and Macedonia (03/1998 – 08/2002).
In addition to this, he acted as:
- Head of Unit at the EU HQ in charge of relations with Southern Africa, PALOP (Portuguese speaking countries in Africa and Timor Leste, CPLP - Community of Portuguese Speaking countries (09/2006 - 08/2008).
- Head of Unit at EU HQ for Pan-African Affairs (02 – 08/2006 )
- Head of EU Humanitarian mission ( ECHO ) in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia ( 01/1996 – 02/1998 )
- Head of EU Humanitarian mission ( ECHO ) for Grate Lakes Crisis ( Rwanda, Burundi, Zaire, Tanzania ) – ( 1995 )
- Head of EU Humanitarian mission ( ECHO ) for Caucasus ( Russia – Ingushetia, Chechnya, Dagestan – Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) – 1994
- Counsellor, Chargé d'affairs in the EU Delegation Angola ( 08/1992 – 02/1994 )
- Adviser to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Portuguese Presidency of the EU ( 11/1991 – 07/1992 )
- Counsellor, EU Delegation in Swaziland ( 04/1988 – 11/1991 )
- Project Manager in Mozambique ( 09/1985 – 01/1988 ) with Norwegian Agency for Development ( NORAD )
- Professional engineering and project management in various countries, such as: Portugal, South Africa, Mozambique, Saudi Arabia, Cabo Verde ( 1977 – 1983 )
With regards to his educational background, he has post-graduate degree in Political Economy of Development at the London School of Economics. He also completed postgraduate studies from Technical University of Norway and he graduated in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon.
Mr. Pinto-Teixeira is a native Portuguese speaker and he is fluent in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian. He also has a fair knowledge of Dutch, Afrikaans, Norwegian and Macedonian.