Secretary of State for Energy, Portugal
Jorge Seguro Sanches was born in Penamacor on July 30, 1965.
He has a degree in Law (legal sciences) from the Lusíada University of Lisbon, graduate degrees in Energy Law (2007) and Water Law (2012) from the University of Lisbon’s Law School. He completed the academic part of the Master in International Relations from the Lusíada University – Graduate in International Relations (2003).
He was Chairman of the Board of Alentejo Litoral Local Health Unit, was inspector in the Inspectorate-General for Health Activities, in the General Secretariat of the Ministry of Economy and in the Inspectorate-General for Public Works, Transport and Communications.
He was a Member of the Portuguese Parliament in the X and XI Legislatures, having been the rapporteur of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Monitoring of Energy Issues.
He worked at Microsoft Portugal, at the Board of the Institute for the Management of the Citizen’s One-stop Shops (IGLC), and was Head of Office to the Secretary of State for Youth, to the Deputy-Secretary of State to the Prime Minister, to the Secretary of State for Parliamentarian Affairs, and to the Deputy-Minister to the Prime Minister.
He was President of the Municipal Assembly of Penamacor in 2009-2014.
He is Member of the Political Commission of the Socialist Party and a former member of the National Secretariat and the National Commission for Jurisdiction of the Socialist Party.