Manuel Sebastião

Redes Energéticas Nacionais
Member of the board of directors

Manuel Sebastião is member of the board of directors of REN since 2015. Prior to that, he was appointed president of the Portuguese Competition Authority in March 2008 for a term of five years. Prior to this appointment, he was a member of the board of directors of the Portuguese Central Bank from 2000 to 2008, having joined the institution as a staff member in 1986. He was a member of the board of the Portuguese Insurance and Pension Funds Supervisory Authority from 1998 to 2000, a member of the board of directors of the state-owned bank Banco de Fomento e Exterior from 1992 to 1996, and an economist with the International Monetary Fund from 1988 to 1992. He has been a lecturer in economics and finance at various Lisbon universities during his career. Manuel has an undergraduate degree from the School of Economics, Technical University of Lisbon in 1973, a doctorate 3ème cycle from University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne in 1978, and a PhD in economics from Columbia University in New York in 1986. He was born in Luanda, Angola, in 1949.

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