Carlos Moedas is the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, a position he has held since 2014. Moedas was previously elected to Portugal’s National Parliament and served as Secretary of State to the Prime Minister of Portugal, responsible for the Portuguese Adjustment Program from 2011 to 2014. Moedas founded and ran his own investment company, Crimson Investment Management, from 2008 to 2011, following his position as managing director and member of the executive board of the Aguirre Newman real estate firm from 2004 to 2008. Before, Moedas worked for four years on mergers and acquisitions at Goldman Sachs’s investment bank in London. He worked in engineering for the Suez-Lyonnaise des Eaux group in France until 1998. Moedas completed his final year of studies at the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a degree in civil engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico de Lisboa.