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José Figueiredo Almaça

Chairman of ASF (the Portuguese Insurance and Pension Funds Supervisory Authority) since September 1, 2012. In this capacity, member, amongst other functions, of the National Council of Financial Supervisors; the National Committee for Financial Stability and the Board of Supervisors of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) and the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB).

Born in November 22, 1952. Doctor in Economic and Business Sciences from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain, 1997), where he is Honorary Professor. Professor of Business Strategy, Visiting Professor at the University of Extremadura (Spain) in the PhD Course in Financial Economics and Accounting and Professor at the EBS - Extremadura Business School (Spain). Visiting Professor at Universidad Austral (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá, Colombia) and Universidad Iberoamericana (Puebla, México).

Ombudsman of insurance company CA Seguros - Companhia de Seguros de Ramos Reais, SA (2009 - 2012), and member of the Supervisory Board of holding company Victoria Internacional de Portugal, SGPS, SA, of insurance company Victoria - Seguros, SA and of Life insurance company Victoria - Seguros de Vida, SA.

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of insurance company Companhia de Seguros Victoria, SA (1994-2009) and Chairman of the Investment Committee of brokerage firm Finanser - Sociedade Financeira de Corretagem, SA (2005-2009).

Financial coordinator of the Masters Course in Insurance Management developed by foundation Fundación Mapfre Estudios, in collaboration with the Pontifical University of Salamanca (Spain, 1992-1997).

Director of World Trade Center - Lisbon (Portugal, 1994 – 1996). Managing Director of mining company Minas de Jalles, SA (Portugal, 1984-1992).

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