Artur holds a Master in Economics from the University of Kent at Canterbury. In his earlier career, he lectured in several Portuguese universities whilst also working as a consultant in the banking sector. In 2000, he joined the Entidade Reguladora dos Serviços Energéticos (ERSE), the Energy Services Regulatory Authority, as an economist, until 2009 when he took on the role of Director of ERSE’s Costs and Revenues Department.
Having left ERSE briefly in 2012 to serve as Secretary of State for Energy Policy in the previous Portuguese government, Artur returned to ERSE in 2015 to assume the role of Director General for Regulation. In addition to his national responsibilities, Artur chaired the European energy regulators’ Gas Working Group, from April 2016 to June 2017.
In July 2017, he was appointed to OMI, Iberian Energy Market Operator. Since January 2018 he is a member of the Board at EUROPEX.