Nelson Lage has a degree in Political Science-International Relations and he is finishing an Executive Master in Management – Leadership Development, at Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics. With more than 10 years of professional experience in the public sector, he worked in several Ministerial Cabinets as senior adviser and senior specialist in areas such as strategic communication, innovation, technology, energy, sustainable development, European policies and international affairs. During that time he has lead several international business missions and official visits and participated in the drawing of national strategic documents. At this time he is Senior International Affairs Adviser of the CEO/Directorate General at the Portuguese National Energy Agency.
Nelson was also volunteer at International Amnesty Portugal, Spanish Red Cross and Youth Red Cross. He was also member of the board of the NGO ADBES – Association for Development and Social and Welfare and he still is a member of the board of Lux Vitae Association.
In the last years Nelson received several special recommendations from members of the Portuguese Government, diplomatic representations and recently a Certificate of Appreciation from the President of the Republic of Macedonia, Dr Gjorge Ivanov, for the contribution as lecturer in his 7th “International Training for Young Leaders”.
Nelson Lage is a member of the Board of the Foundation Alliance of Civilizations in Macedonia.