Consul Profile

Honorary Consul Mr. Mario Nuno dos Santos Ferreira
PORTUGAL

Consular Region:
Beira Litorali, Douro Litorali, Minho, Trás-os-Montes ja Alto Douro, Beira Alta ja Beira Baixa counties

Address
Rua de Miragaia, 99 -103
Porto
4050-387
Phone: +351 22 340 2514
Fax: +351 22 340 2511
E-mail: mario.ferreira@douroazul.pt


About me:

Assignments: President and CEO of the DouroAzul Group, main focus on cruise tourism. Constructor and developer of the World of Discoveries in the city of Oporto, the first interactive museum and theme park dedicated to the epic Portuguese discoveries.

Professional Experience: a degree in Tourist Company Management and improved Management knowledge at the University of Navarra, an Advanced Management Course for Managers at IESE. Professional and business activity involves river cruises, restaurant and hotel business, real estate, agriculture, viticulture, photography, heli-tourism, sightseeing tours on touristic buses and space tourism through Caminho das Estrelas (Path of the Stars), the first society of its kind in Portugal.

Awards: Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana by the President of the Republic of Estonia. Decorated by the President of the Portuguese Republic with the title of Commander of the Order of Merit in 2003 and the Commander of the Order of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Merit in 2005. In 2008 Municipal medal of Merit – silver level, by Oporto City Council and in 2011 the Municipal medal of professional Merit by Vila Nova de Gaia City Council.

Hobbies: An adventurer and sportsman, he has successfully completed two of the major challenges in his life: he successfully finished the last Dakar Rally in Africa and he completed his first London Marathon at the age of 42. He will shortly be facing a further challenge: to be the first Portuguese person to go into space.

Passionate about photography, travel, adventure and the Douro, published several books which portray his life and his passions.

Mario Nuno dos Santos Ferreira