Paulo de Sacadura Cabral Portas was Portugal’s Deputy Prime Minister from 2013 to 2015, Minister of State and Foreign Affairs from 2011 to 2013, and Minister of Defence from 2002 to 2005.
Born in 1962, has been one of Portugal's leading conservative politicians since the 1990s. He was the leader of Portugal’s CDS – People's Party (CDS-PP) from 1998 to 2005 and 2007–2016, on whose lists he was elected to the Portuguese Parliament in every legislative election between 1995 and 2015.
Since 2016, he is Elected Deputy Chairman of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, with specific responsibility for the Portuguese chambers of commerce abroad.
Mr. Portas has received decorations conferred to foreigners from countries such as USA; Spain; Mexico; Brazil; Colombia; Peru; Poland; Romania among others.
He graduated in Law from the Portuguese Catholic University (in 1984) and is Professor of Geo-economics and International Relations on Nova School of Business and Economics (Nova University, Lisbon).