Born May 19 in Porto and has a degree in Economics from the University of Porto. Of their professional training, there is the 'Senior Executive Program', the London Business School.
Her career is marked by collaboration with several companies, in sectors such as the chemical industry, real estate and banking (Manager of Banco Santander de Negocios). With extensive experience associational and institutional, in Portugal and abroad, Estela Barbot, was a member of the European Advisory Board of the International Monetary Fund and the Trilateral Commission, a member of the General Council of the Foundation COTEC and Casa da Musica.
Currently a member of the General Council of the FAE - Forum of Company Directors, the Foundation Board of the Museum of Modern Art of the Serralves Foundation, Advisory Board member of the ARC - Center for Art and Visual Communication and the General Council of the Global Forum Portugal . Carries also the position of Senior Advisor Eurogroup Consulting and a member of the Advisory Board of the Portuguese Institute of Corporate Governance. In its diplomatic activity, assumed the post of Honorary Consul General of Guatemala in Portugal.

In 2013 she was a speaker at the plenary panel "The Future of Globalization" (May, 2nd).