Economic and Commercial Counsellor, Portuguese Embassy in London
Rui Boavista Marques is currently the Economic and Commercial Counsellor of the Embassy of Portugal in London and the Director of AICEP Global Portugal (Agency for Investment and Trade of Portugal) for the U.K. and Ireland, with the responsibility of promoting Portuguese exports of quality products and services to the U.K. and to attract direct investment into Portugal.
In his international career he has been in New York, Tokyo, Oslo, Dusseldorf and Berlin, and from 2007 to 2010 he was Executive Member of AICEP at the Head-Quarters, in charge of internationalization of Portuguese SMEs in the global markets and the worldwide network of offices of AICEP.
Although his initial academic background is Telecommunications Engineering, he holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies of Technology and Economics from the University of Tokyo and has recently completed the "Professional Certificate of Fundraising" at the University of New York.
He is a specialist in international trade and investment, writes frequently in magazines and newspapers, and has an extensive experience in international presentations on the subject.