From 2015 onwards

Counsellor (adviser) of DG for Internal Market, industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs-

Directorate-General GROW

FROM 2010-2014

Counsellor (adviser) for International Cooperation, Galileo, Copernicus, Space Policy, Defence and Security.

Chief negotiator on the Global Navigation Satellites Systems-GNSS negotiations with USA, China and Russia (from 2010-2015).


From 2005 to 2009 (5 years)

Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries of the XVII Governement - Portugal



DG Enterprise and Industry – Food and Biotechnology Unit

Chief negotiator and Coordinator of trade negotiations, bilateral and multilateral, in the Food industry: WTO, European Economic Area –EEA, Switzerland, Turkey, Eastern European Countries, South Africa, Mercosur, Mexico, Tunisia, Morocco

From 2001 to 2002

Principal Adviser at the Portuguese Permanent Representation to the European Union (Brussels), Foreign Affairs Ministry of Portugal

From 1977 to 1994

Senior official at the Ministry of Agriculture, Portugal, where he held several management positions: , Director for Agricultural Markets, Head of Unit on Cereals, Head of Unit on Monetary Issues and Prices. He participated in the access negotiations and the implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy in Portugal

Mr Silva holds a Degree in Economics obtained at the Lisbon Higher Institute of Economics-ISE

Mr, Silva participates regularly at international conferences representing the EU Commission – DG GROW; (ex in 2013-2014)

- Conférence Parlementaire sur L'Europe de la Défense – AN Française, Paris

-The Globalisation and the Internationalisation of the Defense and Security Industry Madrid

- Opportunities of the Atlantic Relations – S Paulo, Brazil

- European Forum for Investments in Paraguay – Asunción, Paraguay

- International conference on Space –Washington

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Space Resource Utilization: A View from an Emerging Space Faring Nation

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