António Bagão Félix

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António Bagão Félix
Minister of Finance
In office
17 July 2004 – 12 March 2005
Prime Minister Pedro Santana Lopes
Preceded by Manuela Ferreira Leite
Succeeded by Luís Campos e Cunha
Minister of Labour
In office
6 April 2002 – 17 July 2004
Prime Minister José Manuel Barroso
Preceded by Paulo Pedroso
Succeeded by Álvaro Barreto
Personal details
Born (1948-04-09) 9 April 1948 (age 69)
Ílhavo, Portugal
Political party CDS – People's Party
Profession Politician
Military service
Allegiance Portugal
Service/branch Portuguese Navy
Years of service 1970–1973

António José de Castro Bagão Felix (born April 9, 1948 in Ílhavo, Portugal) is a Portuguese economist and politician.


António José de Castro Bagão Felix received his university degree in Finance from the Technical University of Lisbon's ISEG, formerly known as ISCEF (1970), and a diploma in management by INSEAD (Fontainebleau, 1995).

Political Life[edit]

António Bagão Félix received administrative powers more than once. He took part in many governments formed in Portugal in his career.

He was the Deputy in the Assembleia da República, elected by the Association of London (1983–1985); he was the Deputy to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe; and he was a member of its Committee on Social Affairs and Health in the same years.


Félix is the author of several books and has joined the editorial boards of journals such as Citizenship, New Labor, Company, Hyphen Magazine, and Public Health. He is a columnist in several newspapers such as Público, Jornal de Negócios, Correio do Vouga, Voz da Verdade, Revista Cais and Boletim Salesiano, among others, and he participates in the radio program Board on Antena1.

Career highlights[edit]

  • (1973–1976) financial director of Companhia de Seguros Mundial
  • (1976–1979) member of the Management Board of Insurance Credit
  • (1979–1980) member of the Council Board of the National Insurance Institute
  • (1985–1987) director of the Bank of Commerce and Industry
  • (1992–1993) director of the Bank of Portugal
  • (1993–1994) Vice-Governor
  • (1994–2002) Director-General of the Portuguese Commercial Bank

Additionally he served in various public institutions and social organizations.

  • (1997–2002) Chairman of the supervisory board of the Bank Against Hunger
  • (since 2001) Consultant to the Portuguese Episcopal Conference for Social Affairs and Ethical and board member of the SEATS (Association for Economic and Social Development).

Teaching in higher education:

  • (1972–1973) teaching assistant in the Institute of Economic and Financial Sciences
  • (1975–1976) teaching assistant Institute of Labor and Company
  • (1986–1994) Assistant Professor in the International University (Lisbon)
  • (since 1991) a member of the General Council of the University of Aveiro

Government posts[edit]

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