Gil Bires

Director-General of the Agency for the Promotion of Investment and Exports

Gil da Conceição Bires is the Director-General of the Agency for the Promotion of Investment and Exports, IP (APIEX, IP). With a degree in Law and a postgraduate degree in International Trade Law, he has notable experience in the area of promotion and facilitation of investments and exports acquired over several years of activities in the former Investment Promotion Center (CPI), where he began his professional career in 1999 as Legal Advisor and, later, Director of Project Management Services, having also served as Deputy Director-General of the Office of Accelerated Economic Development Zones (GAZEDA), from 2013 to June 2017.  He also served as Coordinator of the Partnership and Subcontracting Exchange Program (SPX) at the Agency for the Promotion of Investment and Exports, IP, from September 2017 to August 2021.

Investment and Export Promotion Agency (APIEX) is a public institution under the Minister of Trade & Industry, endowed with administrative, patrimonial and financial autonomy, created through Decree no. 60/2016 of December 12.

APIEX was formed as a result of the formation of a new organization comprised of the Investment Promotion Centre (CPI), the Special Economic Zones Authority (GAZEDA) and the Institute for Export Promotion (IPEX), whose purpose is to promote and facilitate private and public investment and exports, special economic zones (SEZs), industrial free zones and rapid development zones.


  • Development and implementation of actions aimed at promoting and managing processes of private or public investments;
  • Promotion and coordination of actions related to the creation, development and management of Special Economic Zones (SEZ’s) and Industrial Free Zones IFZ’s);
  • Promotion of national exports.

Services Provided

  • Institutional assistance to investors in the approval and implementation of their projects;
  • Ensure investors obtain access to fiscal incentives and implementation of their projects;
  • Promotion of business linkages between domestic and foreign companies, SMEs and large enterprises;
  • Identification and dissemination of information on investment opportunities;
  • Promotion of business development assistance programmes, particularly for domestic investors;
  • Institutional assistance in the acquisition of business licenses;
  • Capacity building programmes for local suppliers;
  • Monitoring and following up of the implementation of projects and the identification of constraints.


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