André de Aragão Azevedo

Secretary of State for the Digital Transition, Portugal

André de Aragão Azevedo

Speaker Bio


Born in Lisbon in 1972, Andre´ de Araga~o Azevedo graduated in Law by the

University of Lisbon. He is married and has three children.


He travelled to Macau in 1995 where he worked as a Lawyer and Legal Adviser,

supporting the transition of Macau from Portuguese to Chinese Administration

process. In 2005, when returned to Portugal, Andre´ Azevedo worked in the National

Parliament, as advisor to the Constitutional Affairs, Foreign Affairs and Ethics



Between 2008 and 2011, he joined the Ministry of Health has the Chief of Staff of

the Secretary of State for Health.


In 2012, Andre´ Azevedo he joined Microsoft Portugal, with commercial

management functions in the Public Sector and, in 2017, he became an

administrator with the responsibility of promoting the use of technology as a factor

for transforming national companies and organizations. He was in charge of

coordinating the technological training plan for the ecosystem of Startups and

research centres based on cloud services, as well as the digital training of citizens

and professionals throughout their life cycle.