Ambassador António Monteiro Chairman, Millennium BCP Bank
Mr. Jorge Barreto Xavier Secretary of State of Culture of Portugal
Mr. Jack Martins Senator of the State of New York
Mrs. Maria Amélia Paiva Consul-General of Portugal in Newark
Mrs. Manuela Franco Director, Diplomatic Institute, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Portugal
Mr. António Mexia CEO of EDP – Electricidade de Portugal
Mr. Luís Vasconcelos Senior Vice-President, BES – Banco Espírito Santo
Mr. José Manuel Coelho Director of TAP- Air Portugal, USA
Mrs. Isabel Pavão Artist
Mrs. Magda Vakil Consultant

The Arte Institute also extends special thanks to the U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, Allan J. Katz, for his commitment to promoting cultural and educational exchanges between the United States and Portugal.


Mr. Jerry Schatzberg Photographer and Filmmaker
Mr. Tim Ries Saxofonist of the “ The Rolling Stones”
Mr. Julião Sarmento Artist
Mrs. Pilar del Rio President of the Saramago Foundation
Mrs. Nathalie Anglès Founder of Residency Unlimited
Mr. John Gonçalves Musician, “The Gift”