Fernando Messias was born in Lisbon. He has a degree in law, he is a lawyer, mediator, arbitrator, member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb, London), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC, Lisbon), PG (Postgraduate in Regional Economics and Local Development), PG (Postgraduate in Law of the Territory, Urbanism and Tourism), Diploma in Advanced Studies in Tourism, PGDip (Postgraduate Diploma in International Arbitration), LL.M (Master of Laws in International Trade Law), Legal Adviser, Researcher and Doctorate in Tourism (PhD) with the doctoral thesis entitled "Leadership and well-being: the case of the five star hotels in the Algarve".
He also has several postgraduates and is a facilitator in creative problem solving (Certified Basadur Facilitator - Simplexity System).
As a lawyer he has practiced his professional activity particularly in Portugal, with offices in Lisbon and Faro. In addition to the practice of advocacy, he has authored several publications on Law & Business.
As a mediator, arbitrator, Diploma in International Arbitration and Master of Laws in International Trade Law, he has been involved in mediation, international and domestic arbitration proceedings, legal advice and judicial intervention in matters of Public International Law, Private International Law, Commercial Law and International Trade Law.
As legal consultant he has intervened particularly in the areas of real estate and tourism, investment and business law.
As a researcher and doctorate (Ph.D) in Tourism he has focused his attention on Tourism, international five-star hotels, management and human resources, leadership and organizational well-being.
He has authored several publications on tourism, hospitality, management and human resources, leadership and organizational well-being and has been a member of the jury in doctoral (Ph.D) and LL.M dissertation exams.
As a facilitator in creative problem-solving, he has collaborated with companies and entrepreneurs in solving complex problems and in building strategies that promote organizational efficiency.