Anabela Pedroso was born in Barreiro in 1954.
She is the Portuguese State Secretary for Justice.
She began to work in 1972, having joined the Public Administration in 1977.
Worked at the Ministry of Finance and, among other positions, was Deputy Secretary of State for Public Administration (2009-2010); President of the Agency for Administrative Modernization (2007-2009); Coordinator in the Mission Team and later Member of the Board of Directors of UMIC – Agency for the Knowledge Society (2003-2006); Deputy Secretary-General of the Ministry of Finance (2001-2003); Member of the mission team and later Member of the Board of Directors of IGLC-Institute for the Management of Citizen’s Stores (1998-2001).
In the component of innovation in the public sector, she led projects of great public interest, such as 1st generation Citizens’ Stores (technological component), PAC-Citizen Service Centers (introduced the concept of one-stop shop in 2000), Portal Citizen’s Card, and the Interoperability Platform of the PA, and was responsible for the elaboration of the website of the Plan of Action for Electronic Government in Portugal (2003).
She was an invited international expert of the OECD / SIGMA for the areas of Administrative Modernization and Innovation (2006-2010).
She is a trainer at the National Institute of Administration-INA (1982-2011), a guest teacher at the Masters (INDEG-ISCTE, 2005-2011) and a member of the Advisory Board of the Master for Public Administration (MPA) at the University of Aveiro (2010-2013).
Throughout his life, she maintained an interest and associative support, acting as a member and president of associations that promote the reintegration of citizens in society through inclusion and employability, namely as president of the Cais Association.
In 2009, she was awarded the Best Leader Award in the Public Administration category.