Carlos Guimarães Pinto was the executive director of Instituto +Liberdade and is now an MP. He was the president of Iniciativa Liberal when the party first achieved parliamentary representation. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Porto. He was a professor in the Institute for Political Studies in Lisbon, Faculty of Economics in Porto and New Economics University in Hanoi. He is a former management consultant with experience in over 20 countries.