João Moreira Rato

President of the Portuguese Institute of Corporate Governance, IPCG

João Moreira Rato is president of IPCG, the Portuguese Institute of Corporate governance. He has acted as senior advisor for Morgan Stanley since 2015. He is non executive board member of the holding of VIC. He is also a visiting professor at Universidade Nova de Lisboa where he teaches the Sovereign Advisory course in the Masters in Economics, Finance and Public Policy. He was the Chairman of Banco CTT (the Portuguese post office bank) from 2019 to 2023. From 2016 to 2020 he has worked as the lead expert, with Oliver Wyman, on the set-up and build-up of Kuwait´s Debt Management office and on an evaluation of Abu Dhabi´s DMO. From 2012 to 2014, during the European sovereign debt crisis, he was the Chairman and CEO of the Portuguese Debt and Treasury Management Office. In that role, he was responsible for designing and successfully executing a strategy that brought Portugal back to the medium- and long-term sovereign debt markets. He worked in London in Fixed Income at different investment banks, including Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley, from 2000 to 2012, and a brief period, from 2008 to 2010 at a Macro hedge fund. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago. João Moreira Rato is the author of the book The European Debt Crisis: How Portugal Navigated the post-2008 Financial Crisis, published by Palgrave Macmillan in December 2020.

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