Fernando Freire de Sousa

Fernando Freire de Sousa is the President of Norte Portugal Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR-N). Born in Porto, Fernando Freire de Sousa holds a PhD in International Economic Relations from the University of Porto and a PhD in Sciences Économiques from the University of Paris I – Sorbonne. He is a European-wide expert and consultant in internationalization and international management, with various academic and professional positions, both in university teaching and in business management. Mr Freire de Sousa was also Secretary of State for Competitiveness and Internationalization between 1996-97.