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Senior Human Resource Specialist with extensive global experience in most Human Resource functions and expertise in cross-cultural management. I have developed significant expertise in recruitment and staffing, training and development, organizational development, team development, performance management, outplacement, executive counseling, and cross-cultural management both in public and private sectors. I strongly value relationships and build a collaborative environment with field resources, partners, and team members.

Work experience

Jun 2009Present

Independent Consultant

European Investment Bank
Currently working on a project for the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg
Jan 2003May 2009

Senior Recruiter Specialized in Experienced Economists

International Monetary Fund
Senior Human Resource Specialist, Recruitment and Staffing: Engaged in the overall strategy, design, and implementation of staffing and recruitment.
Jan 1999Jan 2003

Human Resource Specialist, HR Head Office

International Monetary Fund
Human Resource Specialist, HR Head Office. Provided support to three Business Advisors on liaising with departments on all HR issues. Conducted organizational development interventions with specific departments (i.e. team development, performance management). Responsible for the Assessment Center Program
Jan 1997Jan 1999

Human Resource Specialist, Training and Development Team Leader

International Monetary Fund
Human Resource Specialist, Training and Development Team leader for training programs. Engaged in overall strategy and design for career development programs, including selection of third party vendors. Managed the training function of the institution with a team of two HR specialists and four Assistants; provided support to departments on their training and development needs;
Sep 1995Dec 1997


European University, Lisbon Portugal
Professor at European University, Lisbon and Porto, Portugal. Taught courses in Organizational Behavior and Cross-cultural communication in the context of the MBA and MA programs.
Jan 1995Jan 1997

Senior HR Consultant

SEMARTE, Consulting
Organizational development and cross-cultural training and coaching.
Jan 1995Jan 1997

Senior Consultant and Global Trainer on Cross-Cultural Management

Independent Consulting
Consultant of top management of multinational companies established in Portugal in the areas of cross-cultural management; global trainer on interncultural management issues through the Institute for Training in Intercultural Management (ITIM).
Jan 1993Jan 1995

General Manager

Luso-American Training Institute
Engaged in the transfer and implementation of knowledge and expertise in HR management from the US to Portugal.
Jan 1992Apr 1992

Human Resources Consultant

Designed and conducted a staff survey on HR customer service approach. Results were presented to management and some recommendations were implemented.
Jan 1989Jan 1991

Human Resources Manager

Established the association’s HR department to support its members’ (e.g. medium and small-size transportation companies) business needs. This involved the development of an HR strategy for the transportation sector and support to its members in its implementation.

Clinical Psychology Intern

Hospital Julio de Matos, Portugal




Fairleigh Dickinson University


Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada