Hugo Hilário
Luis Pádua Gonçalves
Senior Investment Manager, Corporate Department


Experience and expertise in attracting and retaining foreign direct investment for the past 15 years. Strong background in the promotion of Portugal as a competitive investment destination and assistance to foreign investors looking to set up a new project in Portugal.

Luís has a degree in Economics (Universidade Lusíada Porto) and a post-graduation in Finance (Universidade Catolica/ESADE). He started his career in API – Agência Portuguesa para o Investimento in 2003 as Research Analyst. He then worked as “Asia, Middle East and South Europe Senior Market Manager” at the Foreign Direct Investment team at AICEP, until 2014. Between 2014 and 2017 worked as a FDI Manager and Sea Economy specialist, developing the trends for attracting foreign Investment into this sector. Currently, within AICEP’s Corporate Department, his main responsibilities involve promoting Portugal as a key investment destination, supporting key projects into the country, taking part in AICEP’s missions to promote and attract foreign investors, coordinating with and supporting AICEP’s international offices and liaising foreign investors with relevant authorities and partners.