The Board of Directors is composed of a president, a vice-president and two members, the President having the casting vote.
President of the Board
Ambassador João Ribeiro de Almeida
João Manuel Mendes Ribeiro de Almeida was born on December 1, 1962, in Lisbon. He holds a Law degree from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon. Approved in the admission competition for the position of Embassy Attaché in 1989; Embassy Attaché, at the State Department (1990); Assistant at the Office of the Secretary of State for Portuguese Communities Abroad of the 12nd Constitutional Government (1991-1992); Secretary of Embassy (1992); Observer for the European Union at the electoral process of the Republic of South Africa (1994); posted at the Embassy in Athens (1995); First Secretary of Embassy (1998); posted at the Embassy in Zagreb (1999); Diplomatic Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Timor-Leste (2001); Consul-General in Benguela (2003); at the Office of the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the XVI Constitutional Government, as Diplomatic Advisor (2004-2005); in the organization of the Ibero-American Ministerial of Guimarães (2005); at the Office of the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the 17th Constitutional Government, as Diplomatic Advisor ( 2005-2006); and as Chief of Staff of the same Cabinet (2006); Counsellor of Embassy (2006); at the Mission Structure for the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, as Director of Permanent Installations (2006); Head of the Department of Common Foreign and Security Policy, and European Correspondent, at the Directorate-General for Foreign Policy (2007); Consul-General in Barcelona (2011); Minister Plenipotentiary, Second Class (2012); Ambassador to Colombia (2013-2017); simultaneously non-resident Ambassador to the Republic of Ecuador and to the Republic of Costa Rica; Minister Plenipotentiary, First Class (2015(; Ambassador to Argentina (2017-2020); simultaneously non-resident Ambassador to Paraguay.
President of the Board of Camões, I.P. since the October 1, 2020.