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Pedro Soares de Oliveira

Honorary Marshal - 2017

                 Mr. Pedro Manuel Soares de Oliveira was born on August 6th, 1966 in Lisbon, Portugal. He is married and has three children. He received his bachelors degree in Psychology through the University of Porto. He is a career diplomat, where he joined the Portuguese Foreign Service in 1992. He applied for admissions to the embassy on August 30th, 1991.

                  After gaining admissions into the embassy, Mr. Pedro Manuel Soares de Oliveira held several positions within the embassy. He became a part of the embassy as Secretary of State on May 13th, 1992. He then became the secretary of the embassy on October 28, 1993. He served as the Deputy Diplomatic Advisor to the Prime Minister from 1995 through 1998. Also, he served in the Permanent Delegation to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, member of the 2002 Portuguese Chairmanship of the OSCE team from 1998 through 2003. He was also assign as the second secretary of the embassy on March 2, 1998 and first secretary of the embassy on May 13, 2000. He was appointed as political advisor to the European Commission Delegation in Maputo, Mozambique on April 1, 2004 through 2008. He was the Head of Division for Bilateral Relation with European Countries, Department of European Affairs from 2008 through 2009. Then became Head of the Cabinet for the Secretary of State for Portuguese Communities Abroad in 2009 through 2011. Following that, he became the Embassy counselor on October 20, 2010. Then he was the General Coordinator for the "Year of Portugal in Brazil" program from 2011 through 2013.

                  Lastly, Mr. Pedro Manuel Soares de Oliveira is the Consulate General of Portugal in Newark since August 13, 2013 until present day. Since his time in Newark, New Jersey he has been sure to help keep the Portuguese culture alive within our community. He has been a guest speak at many events within our community and never denies an invitation to any event. He has proven time and time again that his goal is to help keep Portugal close to those who have chosen to leave the country behind in search for a better life here in the United States, specifically in the Portuguese communities within New Jersey.