Ricardo Mestre is the new Deputy Director-General for Health. The former member of the Central Administration of the Health System (ACSS) was selected from a list of three finalists proposed by the Committee on Recruitment and Selection for Public Administration (CReSAP), after the competition began at the end of last year.
“I appoint, on a commission basis, for a period of five years, renewable for the same period, graduate Ricardo Jorge Almeida Perdigao Celero Mestre to the position of Deputy Director-General of the Directorate General of Health,” reads a statement. An order posted this Tuesday in Diário da República It was signed by the Minister of Health.
Ricardo Mestre graduated in economics from the Higher Institute of Economics at the University of Lisbon, with a postgraduate degree in Health Services Administration at the modern university, replacing Vanessa Pereira de Gouvia, who was Director General of Health to replace Catarina Sina, who died in April 2020. She also has a specialist course in Hospital Administration, at the National School of Public Health, at the University of Nova de Lisbon.
According to the Curriculum Note, Ricardo Mestre was the Project Director of the Board of Public Finance, in the field of health and public business, which he left to take the position of Deputy Director-General for Health. Previously he worked for ACSS, as a member of the Board of Directors and Director of the Department of Health Services Administration and Finance (May 2012 to March 2021), and was also in the Regional Health Department of Alentejo between May 2008 and March 2021. 2016
In addition to Ricardo Mestre, the Director-General of Health Graça Freitas has also appointed Rui Portugal as Deputy Director-General of this body.
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