Carlos Alberto Sampaio Morgado was born July 9, 1946, in Tete City.
He graduated from High School in Beira and attended the University of Lourenço Marques until became an Electrical Engineer in 1970.
He had actively participated in the struggle for national independence, especially within the student movements and soon joined in his beloved Frelimo - his first passion. In life, he only agreed to betray his party, by madly loving his family (and mathematics).
He began his professional career during 1970 working at DETA, currently LAM-Mozambique Airlines, where he held various positions, starting as a maintenance engineer. He was appointed Technical Director on May 1980, having always had management functions up to the year 1999, when he left the LAM as Deputy General Manager.
He played simultaneously during his mandate as Deputy General Manager of LAM, several other functions, especially the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Casino Hotel Polana, and Representative of the African Airlines at SITA.
Late in 1999, actively contributed to the organization of Mozambican presidential elections, which were held in that year as a member of the National Electoral Commission (CNE).
In January 2000 he was appointed Minister of Industry and Trade, by the former President Joaquim Chissano, a function he held until February 2005.
Until the date of his death, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Grupo Pestana in Mozambique.
He was married twice and had four natural children: Bruno, Ruben, Marco and Pedro. Due to his belief that wealth is generated and focuses on a healthy and filled family of children, joined the offspring, Jahir, Zaza, Assif and Ricardo - only boys!
The principles that have guided his life, namely honesty, honor, devotion to worthy causes, love of neighbor and the mad desire to see Mozambique to prosper are the bedrock of Carlos Morgado Foundation existence, which aims to cultivate and perpetuate these values.
He died on February 15, 2007, leaving a great man name, great patriot and a family able to perpetuate his name.