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Vítor Constâncio

Vítor Constâncio

Vice-President, European Central Bank.

Vítor Constâncio has been Vice-President of the European Central Bank since 1 June 2010. He was Governor of the Banco de Portugal from 1985 to 1986 and from February 2000 to May 2010. Prior to being appointed as Governor of the Banco de Portugal, Mr. Constâncio was Executive Director of the Banco Português de Investimento (1995-2000) and non-executive Director of the Electricidade de Portugal (EDP), the Portuguese national power utility (1998-2000). He was Guest Professor of Economics at the Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão from 1989 to June 2010, culminating a long academic career.

Vítor Constâncio was a member of Portugal’s parliament from 1980-1981 and 1987-1988. During his first term in office he was president of the Parliamentary Commission on European Affairs and of the Portuguese section of the European Movement. He has also served as Secretary of State for Budget and Planning (1976), as Minister of Finance (1978) and in numerous other government positions.

Mr. Constâncio graduated in Economics from the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa.


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