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Vítor Manuel Ribeiro Constâncio

Governor Vítor ConstâncioGovernor. Born in 1943. Graduated in Economics from the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (Lisbon Technical University).

Before being appointed to his present position at Banco de Portugal, he was Executive Director of Banco Português de Investimento (1995-2000) and non-executive Director of Electricidade de Portugal (EDP), the Portuguese national power utility (1998-2000).

He was a member of the Conselho de Estado, an advisory body to the President of the Republic, from April 1996 to March 2006. He has been Invited Senior Professor of Economics at the Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão (Technical University of Lisbon) since 1989.

He was Secretary of State for Budget and Planning in the first two Provisional Governments (1974-1975) and he was again Secretary of State for the same post in the IV Provisional Government (1976). He was elected Member of Parliament in 1976, and was again Member of Parliament from 1980 to 1981 and from 1987 to 1988.

He started at Banco de Portugal in 1975, as Head of the Economic Studies and Research Department. He was appointed Vice-Governor in 1977, a position which he was to resume later in 1979 and in the period from 1981 to 1984. In 1977, he was appointed President of the Commission for European Integration, a post which he occupied again in 1979. He was Minister of Finance and Budget Planning of the II Constitutional Government in 1978.

He was Governor of Banco de Portugal from 1985 to 1986. He was again appointed Governor of Banco de Portugal in February 2000, and is now in his second term, following reappointment in May 2006.

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