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Vice-Governor Elisa Ferreira

Elisa Maria da Costa Guimarães Ferreira



Degree in Economics - University of Porto (1977); Master’s degree and PhD - University of Reading (1981 and 1985) - recognized as equivalent to a PhD in Economics by the University of Porto (1986).

She was appointed Vice-Governor of Banco de Portugal in September 2017.

She was appointed Member of the Board of Directors of Banco de Portugal in June 2016.

Member of the European Parliament (2004-2016). Member of the Committee of Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) throughout the whole period, and coordinator (spokesperson) for the Socialists and Democrats Parliamentary Group for most of this period. Member of the First and Second Special Committees on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE), of the Financial Assistance Working Group (to euro area countries), of the Special Committee on the Financial, Economic and Social Crisis and of the Special Committee on the policy challenges and budgetary resources for a sustainable European Union.

Rapporteur (coordinator) of the European Parliament’s position on various legislative proposals related to the financial system as well as on several economic, budgetary and tax policy matters. Rapporteur, inter alia, of the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing uniform rules and a uniform procedure for the resolution of credit institutions and certain investment firms in the framework of the Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) and a Single Resolution Fund (SRF) (2014), two regulations of the  “Two Pack” and the “Six Pack” – Common provisions for monitoring and assessing draft budgetary plans and ensuring the correction of excessive deficit of the Member States in the euro area (2012), and Prevention and correction of macroeconomic imbalances (2011), on Tax Rulings and other measures similar in nature or effect (2015) and on Cross-border crisis management in the banking sector (2010).
Member of the Portuguese Parliament - Assembleia da República - (2002-2004), Minister for Planning in the 14th Constitutional Government (1999-2002) and Minister for the Environment in the 13th Constitutional Government (1995-1999).

Executive vice-president of the Associação Industrial Portuense (Porto industrial association) (1992-1994); Vice-President of the Comissão de Coordenação da Região Norte (north region coordination commission) (1998-1992), which she joined in 1979. Member of the Administration Board of the Instituto Nacional de Estatística (Statistics Portugal) - (1989-1992).

Lecturer at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto - since 1977.

Grand Cross of the Military Order of Christ - 2005.