João Pedro Taborda has been Director of External Relations at Embraer since 2005. The company is currently headquartered in Amsterdam and João Taborda is responsible for government affairs and public policies with an impact on the Group in Europe.
He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, where he also obtained a Master’s degree in Technology Management and Engineering Policies with a specialization in the subject of economic compensations associated with public procurement. In 2018 he completed a Masters in Diplomacy and International Relations at the Diplomatic School of Geneva, the GSD.
Since 2006, he has been involved in the team that conducted the negotiations with the Portuguese Government that resulted in the installation in Évora, in 2012, of two new factories for the construction of segments in materials and composite materials for Embraer products. He also worked on the team that studied the feasibility and announced in February 2014 the deployment in Évora of the Embraer Engineering and Technology Center in Europe, the second of its kind outside Brazil.
In addition to public policy issues, he coordinates political and institutional activities in support of Embraer sales campaigns with public customers such as the Armed Forces and state-owned airlines. Since November 2019, he has also been a member of the Executive Board of OGMA, a company where Embraer has maintained a partnership with the Government since 2005, and which has an ongoing investment project for the maintenance of new generation engines.
He is a Member of the Advisory Board of AICEP and of the Strategic Board of Cluster AED Portugal.
He has been a member of the Portuguese Diaspora Council since 2014.