António Borges

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António Borges
Director of the European Department of the International Monetary Fund
In office
November 2010 – November 2011
Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs International
In office
September 2000 – June 2008
Dean at INSEAD
In office
Vice Governor of Banco de Portugal
In office
Personal details
António Mendo de Castel-Branco do Amaral Osório Borges

(1949-11-18)18 November 1949
Ramalde, Porto, Portugal
Died25 August 2013(2013-08-25) (aged 63)
Lisbon, Portugal
Political partySocial Democratic Party
Alma materTechnical University of Lisbon
Stanford University

António Mendo de Castel-Branco do Amaral Osório Borges (18 November 1949 – 25 August 2013) was a Portuguese economist and banker. He was also a Managing Director and International Adviser of Goldman Sachs.


Early years to year 2000[edit]

Borges was born in Ramalde, Porto. He received his bachelor's degree in economics from the Technical University of Lisbon in 1972, and his master's degree from Stanford University. In 1980 he received his Ph.D in Economics from Stanford University.[1] Later Borges taught at INSEAD. He returned to Portugal in 1990, where he served as Vice Governor of the Banco de Portugal while teaching at the Nova School of Business and Economics at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. While Vice Governor of the Banco de Portugal, Borges took a leading role in the liberalization of Portugal's financial system.[2] From 1993 to 2000 Borges served as a director and dean at INSEAD.

2000 to 2010[edit]

In 2000 Borges relocated to London, where he became Executive Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs International, responsible for Strategy, Investment Banking and Leadership Development. In this period Borges was a Director of Citibank Portugal, BNP Paribas, Petrogal, Sonae, Jerónimo Martins, Cimpor, Vista Alegre, Novartis Venture Funds, CNP Assurances, Banco Santander de Negocios, Caixa Seguros, Scor, S.P.G.S and Heidrick & Struggles. Borges left his post as Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs International in 2008, while continuing as a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs Group Inc and as an International Advisor of Goldman Sachs.[1] After his departure, Borges served as Chairman of the Statutory Fiscal Board of Banco Santander de Negócios Portugal, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Banco Santander de Negocios Portugal, Chairman of the European Corporate Governance Institute, and Chairman of the Hedge Fund Standards Board Ltd. He was also a member of the Supervisory Boards of Novartis Venture Fund and CNP Assurances SA, the Advisory Board of Critical Links SA, and the Board of Governors of Wellington College. He was simultaneously an adviser to the United States Department of the Treasury, the Electric Power Research Institute, the OECD, and the European Union on the establishment of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). Borges was also an adviser to the Portuguese government, and a professor at the Institute of Economics and Business at the Catholic University of Portugal. A member of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), Borges was Vice Chairman of the National Policy Committee of the PSD from 2008 to 2010.

2010 and death[edit]

In November 2010, Borges was appointed Director of the European Department of the International Monetary Fund. In November 2011 he was appointed by the new Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho to oversee the privatization measures, renogitations of public–private partnerships and restructuring of state-owned enterprises and the banking sector. These are measures negotiated with a troika composed of the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund as preconditions for monetary aid to Portugal.[3]

On 25 August 2013, Borges died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 63.[4]


  1. ^ a b "António Borges". Businessweek. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Antonio Borges". Bocconi University. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Nomeação de Borges: "A democracia de boa saúde"". TVI 24. 3 February 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  4. ^ Morreu António Borges