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Mário Centeno

Governador Mário Centeno

Governor since 20 July 2020.

Mário Centeno received his PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 2000. He was Portugal’s Minister of Finance from 2015 to 2020 and Eurogroup’s President from 2018 to 2020. 

His educational background includes a Master’s Degree in Applied Mathematics and an Economics Degree from the Lisbon School of Economics and Management, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa.

During his term as Minister of Finance, Portugal registered its first public accounts surplus during the current democratic period.

As President of the Eurogroup, he led the group of Euro Area Finance Ministers to the completion of important institutional features of the Area. In that capacity, he was also appointed President-Elect of the Board of Governors of the European Stability Mechanism and participated, as an observer, in the Governing Council of the European Central Bank. He also chaired the Board of Governors of the European Investment Bank (2017-18).

He also represented the Euro Area at the G7 Finance Ministers group and at the G4 Finance Ministers group. He was also a member of the Five Presidents of the European Union group, where he took part in setting an European strategy to deal with the health and economic crisis in 2020. Over the past two and a half years, he participated in European Council meetings and Euro Summits, together with leaders from EU Member States.

As part of his duties as Minister of Finance, he also represented Portugal as Governor of the European Stability Mechanism, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank, the African Development Bank Group, the Asian Development Bank, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank Group, the Development Bank of Latin America, the Common Fund for Commodities and the World Bank Group.

From 2004 to 2013, he was Deputy Head of the Economics and Research Department and, from 2014 to 2015, Advisor to the Board of Directors of the Banco de Portugal. During this period, he was also a member of the Statistical Council and the Economic Policy Committee of the European Commission.

He is a Professor at the Universidade de Lisboa and the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. As part of his academic work, he has published in international scientific journals in the fields of economics and mathematics and is the author of books and chapters of books.

Calendar

January 2021

Date

Description

Location

6 January 2021

Interview to Reuteurs

BdP Lisbon

7 January 2021

Bilateral meeting with Paschal Donohoe, Irish Minister for Finance, on economic and financial issues

Videoconference

8 January 2021

Meeting with credit institution

BdP Lisbon

11 January 2021

Meeting with credit institution

BdP Lisbon

11 January 2021

BIS bimonthly meetings

Videoconference

11 January 2021

Meeting with the Autoridade de Supervisão de Seguros e Fundos de Pensões (ASF)

BdP Lisbon

14 January 2021

Webinar: “Revisão da Estratégia de Política Monetária”

Videoconference

14 January 2021

BIS bimonthly meetings

Videoconference

19 January 2021

Embassy of Portugal in Czech Republic - Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union: first conference of the Cycle of Conferences - The Crisis and the economic and financial models of convergence: the Portuguese and Czech cases of European integration

Videoconference

20-21 January 2021

ECB’s Governing Council

Videoconference

26 January 2021

CFA Institute & CFA Society Portugal virtual conference - “The Portuguese presidency: On the Road to a European Recovery Post-Covid”

Videoconference

27 January 2021

Meeting with the Embassador of Denmark, Lars Faaborg-Andersen, on economic and financial issues

Videoconference

27 January 2021

Interview to RTP

RTP Lisbon

29 January 2021

Webinar: “Revisão da Estratégia de Política Monetária”

Videoconference

December 2020

Date

Meeting / Event

Location

2 December 2020

Meeting with the Ambassador to the Danish Embassy, Lars Faaborg-Andersen, institutional issues

BdP Lisbon

2-3 December 2020

ECB’s Governing Council

Videoconference

3 December 2020

Meeting with credit institution

BdP Lisbon

3 December 2020

19th BIS Annual Conference webinar “Central banks and the macroeconomy”

Videoconference

9-10 December 2020

ECB’s Governing Council

Videoconference

10 December 2020

19th BIS Annual Conference webinar “The future of money”

Videoconference

11 December 2020

Webinar: monetary policy strategy review

Videoconference

14 December 2020

Presentation to the media of the Economic Bulletin

BdP Lisbon

15 December 2020

European Systemic Risk Board

Videoconference

16 December 2020

19th BIS Annual Conference webinar “Global financial system and exchange rates”

Videoconference

17 December 2020

Briefing with the media to present the Financial Stability Report - December 2020

BdP Lisbon

17 December 2020

Meeting with credit institution

BdP Lisbon

18 December 2020

Extraordinary Governing Council meeting

Videoconference

18 December 2020

Meeting of the National Council of Financial Supervisors (CNSF)

Videoconference

21 December 2020

Meeting with credit institution

BdP Lisbon

22 December 2020

Hearing at the Parliamentary Committee on Budget and Finance on the financial system

Videoconference

30 December 2020

Meeting with credit institution

BdP Lisbon

November 2020

Date

Meeting / Event

Location

5 November 2020

Closing address at the 16th Annual Conference of the Portuguese Economists’ Association – “O Orçamento do Estado para 2021”

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

5 November 2020

Bilateral meeting with Tobias Adrian, Financial Counsellor and Director of the IMF's Monetary and Capital Markets Department – economic and financial affairs

Videoconference

8-9 November 2020

BIS bimonthly meetings

Videoconference

11-12 November 2020

ECB Forum on Central Banking 2020

Videoconference

12 November 2020

CIRSF’s International Annual Conference 2020: “Major Trends of Financial Regulation – The EU Governance of Financial Supervision”

Videoconference

16 November 2020

10th Conference of the Banco de Portugal – “Portuguese Economic Developments in the European Area”

Videoconference

18 November 2020

19th BIS Annual Conference – Webinar “The fiscal-monetary policy nexus”, by Ricardo Reis

Videoconference

18-19 November 2020

ECB’s Governing Council

Videoconference

19 November 2020

Solemn commemorative ceremony of the 174th anniversary of the Banco de Portugal

Money Museum

Lisbon

20 November 2020

Money Conference – A Banca no Pós Covid-19 – Opening Note

Torres de Lisboa

20 November 2020

Meeting with credit institution

Videoconference

25 November 2020

Institutional Investor Dialogue

Videoconference

26 November 2020

Prize-giving ceremony for the Professor Jacinto Nunes Award

BdP Lisbon

27 November 2020

Banco de Portugal’s Advisory Board

Videoconference

October 2020

Date

Meeting / Event

Location

6 October 2020

Presentation of the Economic Bulletin to the media

BdP Lisbon

6 October 2020

Meeting with credit institution

BdP Lisbon

7 October 2020

ECB’s Governing Council

Videoconference

8 October 2020

Welcome session for ISEG students

ISEG

8 October 2020

Meeting with credit institution

BdP Lisbon

9 October 2020

30th Lisbon Meeting between the Central Banks of Portuguese-speaking Countries

Videoconference

14 October 2020

Meeting with credit institution

BdP Lisbon

14 October 2020

Meeting with credit institution

BdP Lisbon

15 October 2020

Meeting with credit institution

BdP Lisbon

15-18 October 2020

International Monetary Fund/World Bank Annual Meetings

Videoconference

21 October 2020

Meeting with the IMF’s European Department Director

Videoconference

22 October 2020

CIX Meeting of Central Bank Governors of CEMLA

Videoconference

23 October 2020

Meeting with credit institution

BdP Lisbon

23 October 2020

Meeting with the IMF’s Managing Director

Videoconference

26 October 2020

Formal start session of the Financial Literacy Week 2020, National Plan for Financial Education

Money Museum

Lisbon

27 October 2020

Institutional opening address at the Jornal de negócios conference - Grande Encontro Banca do Futuro

Videoconference

28-29 October 2020

ECB’s Governing Council

Videoconference

30 October 2020

BIS Webinar

Videoconference

September 2020

Date

Meeting / Event

Location

7 September 2020

Opening meeting of the Post-Programme Surveillance mission to Portugal of the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the European Stability Mechanism

Videoconference

7-8 September 2020

BIS bimonthly meetings

Videoconference

9-10 September 2020

ECB’s Governing Council

Videoconference

11 September 2020

Eurofi

Videoconference

11 September 2020

Meeting with credit institution

BdP Lisbon

15-16 September 2020

Extraordinary Governing Council meeting on the latest economic and financial developments

Videoconference

23-24 September 2020

ECB’s Governing Council

Videoconference

28 September 2020

Meeting of the National Council of Financial Supervisors (CNSF)

Videoconference

28 September 2020

Hearing with the President of the Republic

ROPR Lisbon

30 September 2020

Meeting with credit institution

BdP Lisbon

August 2020

Date

Meeting / Event

Location

27-28 August 2020

Jackson Hole Symposium

Videoconference

July 2020

Date

Meeting / Event

Location

20 July 2020

Inauguration

MF Lisbon

21 July 2020

BIS bimonthly meetings

Videoconference