Date of Birth: 14 April 1959
Place of Birth: Lisboa
Degree in Economics from Instituto Superior de Economia of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (Lisbon Technical University) with a final average of 15 (1982).
Head of the Statistics Department at Banco de Portugal and Visiting Professor at the NOVA Information Management School of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (New University of Lisbon). Chairman of the Secção Permanente de Coordenação Estatística (Permanent Section of Statistics Coordination) of the Conselho Superior de Estatística (Statistical Council). Member of various international committees, including the Statistics Committee of the European System of Central Banks, the European Committee on Monetary, Financial and Balance of Payments Statistics, the IMF Government Finance Statistics Advisory Committee, the Irving Fisher Committee on Central Bank Statistics and the European Statistical Forum.
He has served as Chairman of the European Committee of Central Balance Sheet Data Offices (2014 - 2016) and as Chairman of the European Committee on Monetary, Financial and Balance of Payments Statistics (2011 - 2012). He joined Banco de Portugal in 1985 and worked in several departments, becoming the first coordinator of the Balance of Payments Area in the Statistics and Economic Research Department (1993-1998). He was appointed Deputy Head of the Statistics Department in 1998 and Head of this Department in 2004.
At an academic level, he has held teaching positions at ISCTE (1988 - 1999), where he coordinated the subjects of Currency and Banking and Monetary Economics, and at Instituto Superior de Economia of Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (Lisbon Technical University) (1982 - 1986), after completing a degree in Economics there in 1982.