Ana Rita holds a five-year degree in Civil Engineering (equivalent to an MSc) from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) from the University of Lisbon (Portugal), completed at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona (Spain), with a thesis in freight rail transport in the Iberian Peninsula. She has a specialisation in Urban Management and Transportation and attended several courses in these areas at universities of reference in Europe. She has a master’s in business administration (MBA) from Warwick Business School in Coventry (UK), where presented a thesis on gender equity on the transport sector.
She has 17 years of experience in the sector and is responsible for assisting clients in transport economics, operations, strategy, and the development of business models. She focused her career in Europe and Latin America’s transport and infrastructure sectors, particularly in concessions/PPPs.
She is the co-author of chapter 13 – “Economics of Short Sea Shipping” of The Handbook of Maritime Economics and Business from Lloyds of London Press, as well as publications in scientific journals and conferences of the sector. In recent years, she has participated in several projects regarding freight transport and logistics corridors in the Iberian Peninsula. She is part of the committee of Corredores.eu (https://corredores.eu/) that aims at improving rail freight corridors in Europe and their port connections.