Joao Marques De Almeida has been with Hakluyt since January 2013, as an executive and a senior adviser. Most of Joao’s work is focused on the European Union, on Europe in general, on emerging markets, especially Brazil, other Latin American countries and Africa, mostly Angola and Mozambique, and on global geopolitics. At Hakluyt, Joao advises investment funds, from sovereign wealth funds and pension funds to hedge funds and private equity firms, on the clash between political, regulatory and economic risks and investment strategies.
Prior to joining Hakluyt, Joao spent almost seven years as political adviser to the president of the European Commission. Joao focused in particular on the sectors of energy, finance, transportation, digital and agro-business. Joao also led the unit on foreign policy at the Bureau of European Policy Advisers, the strategic planning office of the President of the European Commission.
Before moving to Brussels, Joao worked between 2000 and 2006 for the Portuguese government, at the National Defence Institute, first as a research fellow and then, between 2004 and 2006, as the Institute’s Director.
Joao has a PhD in International Relations and Political Science from the London School of Economics.