Admission Price: Free - Event is by invitation only.
Speaker: José Manuel Barroso, Chairman, Goldman Sachs International
Series: Mais Lecture
"The European Union and the Changing International Landscape"
The macro challenges and opportunities facing the EU and the world – geopolitical, transatlantic relations, China reach, immigration, Brexit and beyond – impacting our local and global economies.
José Manuel Barroso
José Manuel is chairman and non-executive director of Goldman Sachs International and an advisor to the firm. He joined Goldman
Sachs in London in 2016 after an established career in EU and Portuguese politics. José Manuel served as Prime Minister of Portugal from 2002 to 2004 and then as President of the European Commission from 2004 to 2014.
During his two terms at the Commission he played an influential role in the passing of the Treaty of Lisbon, responding to the financial crisis and incorporating new members in the European Union, as the EU went from 15 to 28 countries between 2004 and 2014.
On behalf of the EU, Jose Manuel received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012 and gave the acceptance speech together with the President of the European Council.
He has been awarded numerous honorary degrees and has received more than 60 decorations, prizes and honours.
José Manuel graduated in Law from the University of Lisbon and completed a Master’s degree in Political Science and a diploma in European studies at the University of Geneva.
Full bio can be found here.
The annual Mais lecture is regarded as the City of London’s foremost event for the banking and finance community, and is attended by senior practitioners and academics. Since its inception in 1978, the Mais has maintained a tradition of prestigious speakers such as Mark Carney, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Mervyn King and George Osborne.
This event is by invitation only.