Ricardo Rio has been the Mayor of the Portuguese city of Braga since 2013. He has an academic background in Economics and is a member of the Committee of the Regions. In addition, he is also a member of the Executive Committee of EUROCITIES and a board member of the Global Parliament of Mayors.
Mr Rio is a prominent politician in Portugal and is currently the President of the Galicia-North Euroregion. Prior to being elected Mayor, he had a career in the private sector and was the General Secretary of the Portuguese Association of Financial Analysts and the Director at Euronext Lisbon. Rio has also worked as a consultant on business and governance issues with several leading Portuguese companies and public institutions.