Holding a Bachelor degree in Chemical-Industrial Engineering by IST and a PhD in Economics by Universidade Católica Portuguesa,
José Amado da Silva has been a lecturer in several higher education institutions, as well as
business consultant, consultant to Ministerial offices and public institutes in the fields of privatization, European program assessment, company strategy, industrial and regulation policies, He was president of the board of ICP-ANACOM and has
authored several studies and publications in the field of regulation and competition,
He is currently the Rector of Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa.