Pedro Cilínio was born in Cascais in 1972.
He has a degree in Industrial Engineering and Management, from the Instituto Superior Técnico at Lisbon Technical University, graduating in 1997.
He has a master’s degree in Industrial Management, from Instituto Superior Técnico at Lisbon University, 2016.
He has a master’s degree in Business Administration, from ISCTE-IUL, 2017.
He was at IAPMEI and ICEP since 1998. From March 2002 to May 2003, Coordinator– IAPMEI - CEAP Analysis and Projects Centre South. From May 2003 to December 2003, Coordinator – IAPMEI – Operational Management and Quality Unit. From December 2003 to February 2004, Director – IAPMEI – Incentive to Corporate Impact Investment Unit. From February 2004 to October 2005, Director – ICEP-Portugal, Comércio e Turismo, Financial Incentives Unit. From October 2005 to May 2007, Director - IAPMEI, Incentives to Companies Unit. From May 2007 to March 2015, Director - IAPMEI, DGIC – Incentive and Credit Management Department. From March 2015 to June 2021, Director - IAPMEI, DIN – Investment for Innovation and Competitiveness Department. From June 2021 Director – IAPMEI, DCE – Corporate Capacity-Building Department.
He was on the governing bodies of several IAPMEI subsidiaries, namely from May 2001 to January 2007, member of the Supervisory Board of the SME – Capital, SA, from June 2004 to April 2005, Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Cedintec – Centre for Technological Development and Innovation, and from May 2007 to May 2019, Chair of the Supervisory Committee of the Cork Technological Centre.
From 2019 to December 2022 he was member of the governing board of the Cork Technological Centre.