Ana Neves is the Director of the Department for the Information Society at the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P., responsible for the coordination of Information Society Public Policies in Portugal.
She is a specialist on European Union (EU) and International Relations regarding negotiations on public policies in Digital Economy and Science; Government liaison; Internet Governance and multistakeholderism; Policy strategist, namely between public and private sectors.
She is currently the PT delegate to the EU High Level Group on Internet Governance, EU Future Internet Forum, the OECD WPMADE, ITU Council Working Groups on WSIS & international Internet-related public policy issues and to the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) at the ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). Served as member to the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) of the IGF (Internet Governance Forum) from May 2012 to April 2016. She is also the PT Delegate to the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD).
Former she was the Head of International Affairs at UMIC – Knowledge Society Agency, from September 2008 to December 2011. From January 2002 to August 2008, she was Senior Counselor on Science, Technology, Information Society and Space at the Permanent Representation of Portugal to the EU, in Brussels. Prior she was the Advisor on International Affairs to the Portuguese Minister of Science and Technology (1997-2002).
During the PT Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2007, she chaired the Research Working Party (WP), Joint Atomics Questions-Research WP, WP on The European Institute of Innovation and Technology, Education Committee (Higher Education) and Telecom/Information Society WP (INFSO part).
She started her career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Directorate for Technology and Industry in 1991.
She is a doctoral student in European Studies – Public Policies at the Universidade Católica in Lisboa (ABD). She holds a MSc. in International Economics.