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Maria Hermínia Cabral, born in Angola, 1963.
Master’s Degree in International Development and Cooperation,
Technical University of Lisbon; Degree in Economics, University of
Director of the Gulbenkian Development Aid Program since May 2012.
Deputy Director of the Department of Health and Human
Development, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (2007-2011) and
Operational Manager of the Gulbenkian Environmental Program (2007-
Assistant/adviser to the offices of the Secretaries of State for
Agriculture (1988-1991), the Secretary of State for Natural Resources
(1992-93), Secretary of State for Planning and Regional Development
(1993-95). Co-operation attaché at the Portuguese Embassy in
Luanda, Angola (1991-1992).
Parliamentary group European affairs adviser (1997-2002); Cabinet
Chief of the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
(2002-2004); Vice-President of the Northern Region Co-ordination
Commission (2004); Secretary of State of Regional Development
(2004); Manager of the Operational Health Program (2004-2005).