António Bernardo holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Lisbon Polytechnic, an MSc in Structural Engineering and an MBA from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium). He later did post-graduate studies on Corporate Strategy at Stanford University and Insead. After launching his professional career at the European Union, followed by a stint at JP Morgan Investment Bank, he joined Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in 1990 as Managing Director of the Lisbon office. He became Managing Director of Roland Berger's offices in Spain, Italy and South America in 2000. From 2000 to 2003 he was member of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants' Partner Management Committee.
From July 2003 to December 2011, he was Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants' Executive Committee (EC). António Bernardo was elected member of the Supervisory Board of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in December 2011 and is Managing Director of the offices in Portugal, Brazil and Spain and he is Vice Chairman of Italy.
For the last 20 years, he has been a Visiting Professor chairing the Corporate Strategy course at Nova School of Business and Economics.
In 2006, he was distinguished with the prestigious Ordem do Infante D. Henrique (Grau Comendador), one of the Portuguese's highest honors, by Portuguese President Jorge Sampaio.
He is an expert in the fields of corporate strategy, organization, and in mergers and acquisitions. His industry focus is energy, financial services and consumer goods and retail.