He has served as Visiting Full Professor at the Lisbon University and Chairman (2011-2013 and again since 2016) of the Lisbon-based independent think-tank Platform for a Sustainable Growth.

From March 2010 to October 2016, he was the 1st Vice President of the Executive Board of Partido Social Democrata (PSD). He was Member of the Portuguese Parliament and Chairman of NATO Parliamentarian Delegation (2015-2016).

From 2013 to 2015, he was Portugal’s Minister of Environment, Energy and Spatial Planning. Prior to this Ministerial position, Mr. Moreira da Silva served as Senior Financial Advisor and Programme Manager Climate Change at UNDP’s Bureau for Development Policy (2009-2012); Senior Advisor to the President of Portugal (2006-2009); and Secretary of State for Science and Higher Education and Secretary of State for Environment and Spatial Planning (2003-2005). He served as a Member of the European Parliament and standing draftsman on climate change from 1999 to 2003. As Member of the European Parliament, he was the author of the political agreement on the EU Emissions Trading Directive in 2003.

Mr. Moreira da Silva graduated from the Universidade do Porto with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and holds a postgraduate degree in Senior Management from the AESE-IESE Business School, Navarra University, Spain.

As Director, Mr. Moreira da Silva plays a key role in positioning the OECD’s work on development co-operation at the leading edge. He supports the work of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and collaborates closely with other components of the OECD’s Development Cluster to strengthen the Organization’s contribution to the international governance architecture, as well as to OECD-wide initiatives and work in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Source: OECD