Pedro Nuno Santos was born in São João da Madeira, Aveiro in 1977.
He has a degree in Economics from ISEG-UTL, the institution for which he chaired the board of the General Meeting and he is a member of the Lisbon Technical University’s senate.
In 2001 he worked at CISEP – Centre for Studies on the Portuguese Economy in the field of health economics, under Professor Gouveia Pinto.
Once he completed his Economics degree, he joined the family corporate group Tecmacal, SA., a group of companies offering services and trade and development of industrial machinery based in S. João da Madeira.
He was Secretary General of the Socialist Youth between 2004 and 2008.
He was President of the Socialist Party Aveiro Federation from 2010 to 2018.
He was a Member of Parliament in the 10th and 11th legislatures. He was Vice-President of the Socialist Party Parliamentary Group and coordinator of the Socialist Party members of parliament in the Parliamentary Investigation Committee on the BES affair.
He was Secretary of State for Parliamentary Affairs in António Costa’s 1st Government from November 2015 to February 2019. In this post, in addition to bridging the Government and Parliament, he ensured the connection between the Executive and the Parliamentary Groups that ensured the majority on which the Government was based.
He was Minister of Infrastructure and Housing in Prime Minister António Costa’s 1st and 2nd Governments, where he monitored infrastructure policy in construction, property, transports and communications, including regulating public procurement, as well as housing and urban rehabilitation policies.