Company: Goldman Sachs
José Manuel Durão Barroso is ex-President of the European Commission, between 2004 and 2014, having been renewed in his position in 2009, after being re-elected for the European Parliament.
In Portugal, he occupied the position of Prime-Minister between 2002 and 2004, and he was sub-secretary of the Ministry of the Home Affairs in 1985, and Ministry of the Foreign Affairs in 1992.
He is graduated in Law for the Law Faculty of the University of Lisbon, and he obtained a master degree in Social and Economical Sciences, for the European Institute of the University of Genebra.
He developed an academic career as an assistant professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Lisbon, and he passed for the Department of Political Science in Georgetown University (in Washington), and was an assistant professor and Director of the Department of Political Science in the University of Lusíada, in Lisbon.
He was awarded with the Grã-Cruz da Ordem Militar de Cristo (a Portuguese award given by the Republican President) in 1996.
He is a member of the Portuguese Diaspora Council since 2015.