Carlos Carreiras is the Mayor of Cascais since 2011 and co-chair of UCCLA – União das Cidades Capitais de Língua Portuguesa. He is a former vice-president of Social Democrat Party (PSD) and chaired the Francisco Sá Carneiro Institute – think tank linked to the social democrats.
Carlos Carreiras soon began his political career in PSD and eventually reached several national level positions. Prior to serving as mayor, Carlos Carreiras acted as the municipality vice-president from 2005.
Mr. Carreiras graduated in Accountability and Business Administration and managed the Brazilian and African divisions of Portuguese enterprises in the consumer goods and tourism sectors.
In 2014 he was awarded the National Defense Medal, by the Portuguese Ministry of Defense, and he was also distinguished by the Romanian Government. In 2013 he was awarded the First Order Condecoration, the highest civil recognition granted by the Moldavian Government.
Carlos Carreiras is columnist at “i”, daily Portuguese newspaper, and regular political commentator in national televisions. He was born in 1961 in Lisbon but lives in Cascais for about 50 years. He is married and has five daughters.