Ana Lehmann has a career linked to the Academy, consulting with major international organizations, government entities and companies. She held positions in the corporate bodies of about two dozen companies and other entities.
Over the last 22 years she has worked on five continents, having worked for the OECD, UNCTAD, European Commission and other organizations.
Born in 1972, she is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto (FEP-UP) and lecturer at Porto Business School. She is also Visiting Professor at several foreign universities in the USA (namely Columbia University) and Europe.
She was Director of InvestPorto, the investment arm of the Porto City Council, for three years until she became Secretary of State for Industry.
Ana Teresa was also Vice-President of the North Regional Coordination and Development Commission (2008-2012), President of the Management Authority of the Operational Program for Territorial Cooperation of the Atlantic Area (2009-2012) and Pro-Rector of the University of Porto (2006-2008 ). She was involved in the founding of the Portuguese Investment Agency as consultant to the President and the Executive Committee.
She was President of the European International Business Academy , and has been a Member of the Board since 2009 and one of the 20 Fellows since 2016. She is an ambassador for InvestEU and the Juncker Plan, and is also associated with several initiatives to rethink the future of Intelligent Specialization in Europe. She was also Municipal Deputy of the Municipal Assembly of Porto (2013-17).
She holds a degree in Management (1995) from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto, with a Master of Science (1997) and PhD (2001) in Economics (International Business) by the University of Reading and postdoctoral studies in Public Policy, Internationalization and Economic Development (2002) at the University of Strathclyde. In addition, she has postgraduate studies in the areas of public policies linked to industrial development in Italy and France, and in International Relations, by the University of New York.