Hon. Mário A. Caetano João

Angolan Minister of Economy and Planning

Angolan Minister of Economy and Planning since 2021. Before that, since 2020, he held the position of Secretary of State for Economy.

Within his professional journey, he has been a trade and investment manager, Commercial Section of the Portuguese Embassy in Prague and Head of Exchange and Cooperation at the Angolan Customs. At the same time, he was a member of the Multisectoral Technical Group for the implementation of the SADC Protocol on Trade and the Angolan Negotiating Group for the Negotiation of Economic Partnership Agreements with the European Union. He also worked in Botswana as a trade expert in the SADC Directorate of Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment (TIFI).
In years: 2013 – 2016 he held the position of Head of Department for Macroeconomic Policy and Management and Head of Department for International Relations. After that he served as Advisor to the Director of the 25th Constitution at the World Bank Group (WBG) in Washington, DC, USA and later as Financial Executive Director of the Angola Debt and Stock Exchange.