Paulo Cardoso elected and consecrated Grand Master on the 4 th of July of 2016
Paulo Jorge Aguiar e Silva Basto Cardoso was born in Viseu in 1970 and he spent all his youth in the city of Guarda.
Paulo Cardoso graduated in Business Management from the University of Beira Interior, in Tourism and Hotel Studies by the Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril, postgraduate by the Instituto Superior Técnico in Strategic Management and Tourism Development and did a masters degree in Strategic Management.
He is the President and Leader of many IPSS’s and Social and Business Intervention Associations.
He is a member of the Ordem dos Economistas (Order of Economists) and the Ordem dos Contabilistas Certificados (Order of the Certified Accountants).
He started at the Regular Grand Lodge of Portugal at the age of 23 in 1993. Throughout his course, he was responsible for the foundation of several lodges assuming and exercising the functions of Pro Grand Master and Deputy Grand Master – Assistant Grand Master and Grand Secretary.
In the high Grades he assumed like before several functions, he was the highest responsibility for the structure of the high grades of the York Rite – Arco Real where he fulfilled his role as Grande Sumo-Sacerdote.
Elected and consecrated Grand Master on the 4 th of July of 2016 in an electoral process where all the Masters of the United Grand Lodge of Portugal participated in a voting system which was the object of an external audit by an independent entity.