President, European Federation of Geologists
Vitor is the President of the European Federation of Geologists, a professional organisation that represents the professional geoscientists from 26 European countries. He is also the Secretary-General of the International Raw Materials Observatory, a non-profit, independent, international association that supports international cooperation in the mineral raw materials’ field. Vitor is a member of the Expert Group on Resource Classification of UNECE and an independent evaluator of mineral projects for the World Bank.
Vitor founded and managed several companies working in geosciences, and he has over 25 years of experience in strategic management, innovation and organisational effectiveness. He began his career as a mining geologist, and he worked in mineral exploration, geological engineering and environmental geology in Europe, Africa and South America. Vitor holds a BSc in Geology and an MBA, both from the University of Lisbon. He is registered as a Eurogeologist and in 2017 he was elected for Honorary Fellowship of the Geological Society of London for his achievements advancing international cooperation in geosciences.
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