Governor of the Bank of Portugal
Mário José Gomes de Freitas Centeno is a Portuguese economist, university professor, and politician. Since 2015, he has been Minister of Finance of the XXI Constitutional Government of the Portuguese Republic. He was the president of the Eurogroup and chairman of the board of Governors of the European Stability Mechanism from 2018 to 2020. Previously, he was a board member economist of the Bank of Portugal. On 9 June 2020, he announced his resignation from the Ministry of Finance, effective 15 June. On 16 July 2020, the Council of Ministers approved Centeno's nomination for the post of Governor of the Bank of Portugal.
Author and co-author or several scientific publications, books and book chapters related to his areas of interest, such as Labor Economy, Econometrics, Microeconomics and Contract Theory.