António Comprido

General Secretary Apetro


António Comprido holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST). For over more than 52 years of his professional career, he has been improving his skills through business education, including courses at Cambridge and Stanford Universities.

He started his career as a Researcher at the Portuguese Nuclear Power Institute and lectured for 7 years at the same University where he graduated, IST.

He spent about 14 years in the shipbuilding industry in different roles, culminating as General Manager of the Portuguese ship repair yard, one of the largest units in the world at the time.

After a short period in Siderurgia Nacional as Organization and Systems Manager, Antonio joined BP Portugal in 1988 and the Board in 1994, being appointed as Country President in 1999, after two years as BP Oil UK CFO. During this time, he was BP’s representative on the Portuguese National Oil Association (APETRO), where he was Chairman from 2001 to 2008, the year he left BP.

From 2010 to 2017, he became Chairman of the British Portuguese Chamber of Commerce

APETRO’s General Secretary since 2009, he is currently a Senior Member of the National Engineers Association (Ordem dos Engenheiros), an Advisory Member of the Mechanical Engineering Department at IST, an Advisory Board Member for the Energy Sector Regulatory Agency (ERSE), and an Advisory Board Member of the Compulsory Stocks Agency hosted by Energy Sector National Entity (ENSE).