António Brás Monteiro
António Brás Monteiro graduated in ‘Communication Sciences’ from the Catholic University of Portugal and holds several postgraduate courses from the European Security and Defense College, National Defense Institute, Military Academy, Military University Institute, Institute of Police Sciences and Homeland Security, Delft University of Technology, National Security Office and holds the NATO SECRET Security Clearance.
He worked as Liaison Officer at SolvX, an intelligence and security services firm in Brussels and since 2017 he is Senior Project Manager at Tekever Group where he has been participating in European Defence Agency projects, NATO Industrial Advisory Group studies and European Commission Defence & Security R&D projects.
He is Board Member at EuroDefense-Portugal, Advisory Board Member at AED Cluster Portugal, Advisory Board Member at Focus2Comply and Advisory Board Member at the GRC Cyberspace Cluster. He is as well Editor-at-Large and Special Correspondent for Portugal on behalf of the international ‘European Security & Defense’ german magazine, Editorial Board Member of the Portuguese publication ‘Segurança & Defesa’ (chaired by Adriano Moreira), member of the Observatory for Security, Organized Crime and Terrorism (OSCOT) and INTERPOL Drone Expert Group member.
He was also member of the board of directors of family companies owned by a group listed on the Portuguese stock exchange, as well as advisor at his family holding.
He was born in a family of businessmen and artists: his grandfather, also António Brás Monteiro, was decorated ‘Commander’ by the President of the Republic with the Honorific Order of Civil and Business Merit; is Member of the Council of the 'Mário Soares Foundation' and President of the Board of the family holding. His aunt, the well-known pianist Maria João Pires, cousin of Elisio Alexandre Soares dos Santos, was also decorated numerous times by several Presidents and received hundreds of international awards.
He has two passions: Travel and Land Rovers, and was editor-in-chief of two magazines dedicated to these subjects.
He is an assiduous author for intelligence, defense and security articles.
To relax, he practices sports shooting. In the future, he dreams of a Land Rover expedition along the David Livingstone route...