Since the beginning of her professional career in 1997, Ana has been responsible for the design and coordination of projects co-funded by the European Union. Ana’s professional experience comes from a variety of roles acquired at both private and public sectors and she has always assumed leadership and coordination roles of multidisciplinary and / or international teams.
Ana holds a degree in Economics and an MBA in Management of Tourism Destinations, and she has also followed an advanced post-graduation in Local Government Management and a degree in Hotel Management.
Ana was member of the advisory cabinet of the Mayor of Chaves from 2002 to 2009, where she coordinated the section responsible for the design and monitoring of projects funded by the European Union and the tourism promotional activities of the municipality.
Between 2009 and 2012, she was Manager Director of the Porto and Northern Portugal Tourism for the Health and Wellness tourism department and published the region’s first guidebook of this product.
In 2012, Ana returned to the private sector as director of CNS CONSULTORES, Lda, where she was responsible for the preparation, management, coordination and implementation of projects funded by territorial cooperation programmes.