Jorge Moreira da Silva

Jorge Moreira da Silva

Chairman of the Platform for Sustainable Growth

Jorge Moreira da Silva serves as Chairman of the Lisbon-based think-tank, Platform for Sustainable Growth (which he founded in 2011). He is also a visiting Professor at Oporto University (Faculty of Engineering), an Adjunct Professor at the Paris School of International Affairs (Sciences Po) and a Senior Advisor to an international consortium of global foundations (leading the design of a new philanthropic initiative to boost economic systems transformations).

Mr. Moreira da Silva recently stepped down as Director-General of the Development Co-operation Directorate at OECD, in Paris, France (1st November 2016 until 14th April 2022). During those 6 years as Director-General of the OECD, he led the Secretariat of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC), which with 30 top donors, reached a record high $179 billion in Official Development Assistance (ODA) for 2021.

From 2013 to 2015, he was Portugal’s Minister of Environment, Energy and Spatial Planning. Prior to this ministerial position, he served as Programme Manager on Climate Change Innovative Finance at UNDP, New York (2009-2012); Senior Advisor to the President of Portugal (2006-2009); Secretary of State for Science and Higher Education (2003-2004); Secretary of State for Environment and Spatial Planning (2004-2005); Member of the Portuguese Parliament (1995-99; 2005-2006; 2015-16); and Member of the European Parliament (1999-2003). As a Member of the European Parliament, he was the Standing Draftsman on climate change, and he authored the report and the political agreement on the EU GHG Emissions Trading Directive in 2003.

He has also served as First Vice-President of the Executive Board of Partido Social Democrata, PSD (2010-2016).

Currently, he serves in several non-profit organizations as Chairman of the Advisory Board of BCSD-Portugal and member of the advisory boards for Finance in Common (France); Chefs 4 the Planet (France); Good Food Finance (Norway); Fourth Sector Group Platform (US); Natural Capital, Carbon and Communities (Indonesia); Council of the School of Social and Political Sciences (ISCSP-Lisbon University).

Mr. Moreira da Silva graduated from the University of Porto with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and holds a postgraduate degree in Senior Management from the AESE-IESE Business School, Navarra University, Spain.