Keynote speaker: Mr. Jorge Ryder Torres-Perreira
PEAMUN XV’s keynote speech features Mr. Jorge Ryder Torres-Perreira, currently based in Dubai as the Head of Business Development of the KOUROS Investment Platform for Clean Energy for the MENA region.
A former diplomat, he has served as the First and Second Secretary in the Embassy of Portugal in London, the Consul-General in Madrid from 2004-2007, and Ambassador of Portugal in Thailand, Beijing, and Paris among other duties. During his tenure, he has also been appointed as a non-resident Ambassador to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Monaco. He has also received numerous decorations and awards including the Economic Diplomat of the Year Award in 2016 by the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry for his activity in Beijing, Portugal’s Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit, Knight Officer of the Order of Prince Henry, and the United Kingdom’s Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order.
During his tenure, he embarked on diplomatic assignments that gave him a firm knowledge of European and intra-European dynamics, an extended acquaintance with Middle Eastern politics, an understanding of post-Soviet dynamics in Russia during his time in Moscow, and an introductory experience with Central and Southeast Asia’s realities.