Filomena Bordalo Da Silva, 2009, Portugal

 Resident CEO
ECOMAR, S.A.
Luanda, Angola

“As a midcareer diplomat, I was seeking an opportunity to further develop the skills and knowledge I had so far acquired in my previous degrees and professional work. Additionally, as a new concept of diplomacy has emerged with the new challenges in today’s globalized world, I have developed a growing interest for international business and markets. Thus, enrolling in an international program that would provide interdisciplinary insight for me on the topics of international politics, business, and trade became a priority for me.

As expected, Fletcher’s international reputation and GMAP’s cross-disciplinary approach allowed me to acquire the nuanced perspective of today’s political and economic environment that I had been seeking. Finally, studying in an international environment, namely through an innovative, challenging and greatly rewarding structure of team work, I had the opportunity to acquire new perspectives from very diverse backgrounds, and simultaneously enrich both my personal and professional networks.”

Education before Fletcher

  • Master in International Relations, UTL, ISCSP, Lisbon, Portugal (1994)
    Law School, UAL, Lisbon, Portugal (1992)
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