Elsa Sarmento is an economist with 18 years of professional experience. She has also been an academic lecturer at several institutions in Europe for more than 10 years. As a researcher, she has devoted herself to the analysis the private sector dynamics, competitiveness, internationalisation and digital economy, including ICT technologies.
She has over 5 years of management experience, in different director positions at the Portuguese Ministry of Economy, as well as a Team Leader in various technical cooperation assistance projects. She has also experience in evaluation and in project management in different contexts.