Mario Fernandes from Luanda, Angola has served as a FINA Bureau member since 2017 and is a Bureau Member of the Confederation Africaine de Natation (CANA), as well as Vice-President to zone IV. Fernandes is two-term President of the Angolan Swimming Federation (FAN), after serving as Vice-President for many years. He is a member of the Angolan Olympic Committee. Fernandes debuted his career as a member of the Angolan Swimming National Team.Mario Fernandes was born on January 2, 1971, in Luanda, Angola. He is a cardiologist who graduated from the Medical School at Agostinho Neto (University of Luanda) and the Pulido Valente Hospital in Lisbon.