The engineer Lídia Monteiro, until now non-executive member of the Directive Council of the Côa Park Foundation, was recently nominated by the Government, as President of the Consultive Council of this foundation.
According to the document published in the Diário da República, and signed by the Minister of Culture Pedro Adão e Silva, the period of her mandate is five years and is only renewable one time.
The Consultive Council is one of the Côa Parque Foundation’s organs – the entity that manages the Côa Museum and the Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley – and is chaired by a person designated by the Government member responsible for the culture area.
Lídia Maria Alves Guedes Monteiro has a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, and specialized training in marketing from ESADE Business School in Barcelona and the Catholic University in Lisbon.
She will combine her new functions with the position of director coordinator of Turismo de Portugal, where she is responsible since 2014, for the national and international promotion of the country as a tourist destination, and support for the internationalization of tourism companies.
Previously, Lídia Monteiro held the position of communications director at Turismo de Portugal and Automóvel Clube de Portugal, and was coordinator at the Portuguese Foreign Trade Institute.