Duarte joined Clearwater International in February 2015. He previously worked as an Investment Officer at SOFID, the Portuguese Development Bank, a mostly state-owned financial institution mandated to support Portuguese companies to invest in emerging countries by providing them with medium- to long-term finance. While in this role, Duarte was involved in the analysis of more than 150 investment projects implemented in Africa and South America – each of them ranging from €0.5m to €50m across various sectors.

Duarte holds a 4-year BSc in Economics from the School of Economics and Management at the University of Porto and also attended the University of Granada for one year on the Erasmus Exchange Programme.