Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Eduardo moved to Tanzania in the early 60’s where his father, Dr Eduardo Mondlane founded FRELIMO (The Mozambique Liberation Front), and was elected its first president. Eduardo Jr moved to Mozambique in 1975, and from 1977 studied Political Science at UCLA, after which he established Mozambique’s first private events promotions company. In the mid 80’s, Eduardo established an Africa focused trading company and further founded the Mozambique Business Council in Washington DC. In the late 80’s Eduardo moved to Italy to advise firms on the development of infrastructure projects in Mozambique.
Eduardo has performed advisory work for the aerospace industry, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, United Technologies and Pratt and Whitney for six years. In the mid 90’s he returned to the infrastructure development industry working on projects including the Mephanda Nkuwa Hydroelectric Dam. Eduardo also advised the Portuguese government in preparing the groundwork for the successful sale of the Cahora Bassa Dam project to the Mozambique government.
Eduardo is currently a Group Director at ABSA (South Africa) and Barclays Bank (Mozambique) and Founding Shareholder and Chairman of Retail Masters SA, holding the master franchise for the Pick ‘n Pay retail group in Mozambique. He continues to advise various multinational corporations, and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Confederation of Economic Associations of Mozambique and a regular panellist at Boston University’s African Presidential Roundtable.