Vitor Constancio speaker

Vitor Constancio

Professor at Navarra University, Masters Degree, Madrid

Vitor Constancio: Biography highlights

Vítor Constâncio was Vice-President of the European Central Bank from June 2010 to  2018 and a Member of the ECB Governing Council as Governor of Bank of Portugal from 2000 to 2010. He was Finance Minister in 1977-78. He is now President of the Council of ISEG, the Lisbon School of Economics and Management, University of Lisbon, where he taught many years. He is also Professor at the Master's Degree in Banking and Financial Regulation at the University of Navarra, Madrid.”

Known for:

Business Leaders

Languages spoken:

English

Full biography of Vitor Constancio

Vitor Constancio’s background

Constâncio graduated in economics from the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and obtained a master at the University of Bristol. Since June 2018 he is a professor at the School of Economics & Business Administration of the University of Navarra.

Constâncio was Secretary of State for Planning in the I and II Provisional Government of Portugal from 1974 to 1975, and Secretary of State for Budget and Planning in 1976 in the IV Provisional Government. He then became Finance Minister from January to August 1978 in the II Constitutional Government of Portugal and is therefore until now the youngest Portuguese Finance Minister since the revolution.

Constâncio was secretary-general of the Socialist Party from 1986 to 1989. He lost the legislative elections of 19 July 1987 but remained in office. He resigned the following year, being replaced by Jorge Sampaio.

Constâncio was governor of the Banco de Portugal, the Portuguese central bank, for the first time in 1985-86, having been appointed vice-governor in 1977, in 1979, and in the period from 1981 to 1984. From 1993 to 1994, Constâncio served as chairman of Lisboa 94, the entity in charge of organizing the commemorative events of Lisbon as European Capital of Culture.

Between 1995 and 1999, Constâncio was a member of the Portuguese Council of State. During the same period, he served as Member of the Board (Executive Director) of Banco Português de Investimento (BPI), a leading private Portuguese banking group, with responsibility for Budget, Accounting and Control of Financial Market Risks. In this capacity, he represented BPI as a non-executive member of the board of Portugal Telecom and subsequently as a non-executive member of the Board of Energias de Portugal.

Constâncio served once more as governor of the Banco de Portugal from 2000 to 2010, having been re-appointed in 2006. Under his presidency, the Bank of Portugal spent one-third of its original holdings of 600 tons of gold to 400 tons, approximately.

Constâncio was first mentioned as a potential vice president of the European Central Bank in 2002, to replace Christian Noyer. He cited family reasons for refusing to run for the post. He then was appointed Vice President of European Central Bank, for an eight-year mandate. At the time, he was chosen by Eurozone finance ministers ahead of Peter Praet, director of the National Bank of Belgium, and Yves Mersch, the governor of the Bank of Luxembourg, to replace Lucas Papademos of Greece.

Shortly after, on 6 April 2011, the Portuguese Government, facing increasing difficulties in securing its financing needs in the international financial markets, formally requested international financial assistance leading to a €78 billion program with equal participation of the European Financial Stabilisation Mechanism, European Financial Stability Facility and International Monetary Fund.

 

 

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Second annual ECB macroprudential policy and research conference - 12 May 2017
Second annual ECB macroprudential policy and research conference - 12 May 2017
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ECB Financial Stability Review - 27 November 2013
ECB Financial Stability Review - 27 November 2013
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Vítor Constâncio interview regarding financial stability review - May 2016
Vítor Constâncio interview regarding financial stability review - May 2016
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Financial Stability Review 2017 - Interview Vítor Constâncio (ECB)
Financial Stability Review 2017 - Interview Vítor Constâncio (ECB)
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ECB Constancio - Convinced Greece Wont Leave Euro - 28 May 15  | Gazunda
ECB Constancio - Convinced Greece Wont Leave Euro - 28 May 15 | Gazunda
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ECB's Constâncio on Eurobank & NBG, 26/10/2014
ECB's Constâncio on Eurobank & NBG, 26/10/2014
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Dr Vitor Constancio the European Central Bank VP opening Duisenberg School Of Finance
Dr Vitor Constancio the European Central Bank VP opening Duisenberg School Of Finance
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Vitor Constancio, Minsky Conference 2016
Vitor Constancio, Minsky Conference 2016
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Constancio on ECB attitude to deflation
Constancio on ECB attitude to deflation
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Constancio on ECB attitude to deflation
Constancio on ECB attitude to deflation
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Constancio Says Italy, Spain Bond Purchases 'Ongoing'
Constancio Says Italy, Spain Bond Purchases 'Ongoing'
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Bank Competitiveness - Vitor Constancio
Bank Competitiveness - Vitor Constancio
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Vitor Constancio - Macro-prudential Policies and the Growing Size of Shadow Banking - WES 2015
Vitor Constancio - Macro-prudential Policies and the Growing Size of Shadow Banking - WES 2015
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Vítor Constâncio interview regarding financial stability review - November 2015
Vítor Constâncio interview regarding financial stability review - November 2015
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Keynote speech by Vítor Constâncio at ESRB international conference - 6 June 2016
Keynote speech by Vítor Constâncio at ESRB international conference - 6 June 2016
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Colloquium on the future of central banking – Closing remarks: Vítor Constâncio
Colloquium on the future of central banking – Closing remarks: Vítor Constâncio
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Vítor Constâncio - Marshall Society Conference 2015
Vítor Constâncio - Marshall Society Conference 2015
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Vítor Constâncio interview: The Financial Stability Review November 2016
Vítor Constâncio interview: The Financial Stability Review November 2016
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Financial Stability Review, May 2017 - Interview Vítor Constâncio
Financial Stability Review, May 2017 - Interview Vítor Constâncio
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Growing financial risk appetite amid gradual economic recovery
Growing financial risk appetite amid gradual economic recovery
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Interview with Mr Vitor Constancio, Vice President of the European Central Bank
Interview with Mr Vitor Constancio, Vice President of the European Central Bank
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Second ECB Annual Research Conference - Welcome Address: Vítor Constâncio
Second ECB Annual Research Conference - Welcome Address: Vítor Constâncio
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Financial Stability Review, November 2017 - Interview Vítor Constâncio
Financial Stability Review, November 2017 - Interview Vítor Constâncio
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Interview with Vítor Constâncio. ECB Vice-President (2011 – 2018)
Interview with Vítor Constâncio. ECB Vice-President (2011 – 2018)
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Vítor Constâncio, Vice President, European Central Bank
Vítor Constâncio, Vice President, European Central Bank
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Ex-ECB VP Constancio on Italian Budget, EM, 2020 Risk
Ex-ECB VP Constancio on Italian Budget, EM, 2020 Risk
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Vítor Constâncio interview on the Financial Stability Review - May 2018
Vítor Constâncio interview on the Financial Stability Review - May 2018
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Towards the Banking Union - Mr. Vítor Constâncio - Dublin, Dec 2013
Towards the Banking Union - Mr. Vítor Constâncio - Dublin, Dec 2013
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Keynote speech: Vítor Constâncio, Vice-President, European Central Bank - 03 May 2018
Keynote speech: Vítor Constâncio, Vice-President, European Central Bank - 03 May 2018
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