Pedro Duarte (born in 1973). Law degree, MBA and Master degree in International Economics and European Studies. He is now a PhD Student in «Development Studies» at Lisbon School of Economics & Management (ISEG - Universidade de Lisboa) focused on International Institutions and the Economic Governance of the European Union. Graduated from the Law School of the Oporto Catholic University (1997), Pedro completed a post-graduation in Management from the Catholic University Business School; and a MBA programme from EGE (Catholic University, ESADE and AEP); and also a Master Degree in “International Economics and European Studies” concluded in 2014 at Lisbon School of Economics & Management (ISEG - Universidade de Lisboa). Currently leading the Legal and Corporate Affairs department at Microsoft Portugal since June 2011. Played a medium-term assignment leading the Corporate Afairs Depatment of Microsoft in Hungary in 2017. Since 1999 to 2011, Pedro was a member of the Portuguese Parliament, where he has chaired the Youth and Sports Committee (1999-2001) and the Education, Science and Culture Committee (2002-2004). He was member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (2002-2004), President of JSD - Youth of Social Democratic Party (1998-2002), Vice-President of YEPP - Youth of the European People´s Party (2003-2005) and Secretary of State for Youth in the XVI Constitutional Government (2004/2005). He is a National Defense Auditor (IDN 2015). Currently, Pedro is chairing the General-Assembly of ASSOFT and the Strategic Council for Digital Economy of CIP - Confederação Empresarial de Portugal.