António Melo, 49 years old, has a professional experience of over 20 years in Management functions and management of tourist and hotel companies; consultant and advisor to several tourist organizations, hotel and catering, in mainland Portugal and Islands, Spain, Brazil and Angola.
Has played operational and departmental leadership roles in several hotels, as well as Director of Hotel. Between February 2009 and January 2015, was the Assistant Director of the Tourism and Hospitality School of the Polytechnic Institute of Guarda, with which accumulated the Coordination of degrees in Hotel Management and Restaurant & Catering. It is titled as a teacher specialist in Hotel and Restaurant.
He is a member and active partner of ADHP – Association of Directors of Hotels of Portugal since 1994 where he is member of the management since 2013.
He has the Technical Course and Hotel Management Technique for EHT Porto, Bachelor Degree in Management and Hotel Management from the School of Hospitality and Tourism of Estoril.
He graduated in Tourism by the Institute of Administration and Management and a Masters in Management with a dissertation in the field of Quality Management, entitled “The excellence of the services as a competitive advantage of hotel companies” – University of Beira Interior.
Currently, besides teaching, he is a partner of Monfortur – Business and Consulting, and develops a doctorate in Education at the University of Aveiro – Portugal, which investigates the relationship between the education and the labor market in the activity of Hospitality Management.