January 3, 2020

“We often say that we are the best ambassadors of Portugal”


Alexandre Tavares of Novartis Singapore and Manuela Ferro of the World Bank spoke to RTP about the role of a Portugal Counselor in the World.

“It is as if it were a magistrate of influence, the idea is to promote Portugal with the countries where we work. We often say that we are the best ambassadors of Portugal because we are effectively with society and the economy in the countries where we live,” said the Councilor. Diaspora, Alexandre Tavares, who has been in Singapore for a year and is responsible at Novartis for Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

Manuela Ferro, who lives in the United States and is the Vice President of operations at the World Bank, shared that a Diaspora Advisor can reflect on “providing more information to Portuguese companies to be more competitive abroad.”

By Conselho da Diáspora Portuguesa/RTP, December 2019