Pedro Passos Coelho was born in Coimbra in 1964.
He lived in Angola until the age of nine and spent his teenage years in Vila Real.
He is married, has three daughters and lives in Lisbon.
He holds a degree in Economics from the Lusíada University, Lisbon.
Pedro Passos Coelho became involved in politics at an early age and for five years was a
member of the National Council of Social Democratic Youth.
In 1991 he held the positions of Deputy Leader and Spokesman for the Social Democratic
Party (PSD) in the Assembly of the Republic, the Portuguese Parliament.
He served as a Councillor on Amadora City Council between 1997 and 2001, when he