New members of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Board of Trustees

These nominations now complete the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Board of Trustees, chaired by António Feijó.
27 nov 2023

Cristina Casalinho, who was already a Board member as a non-executive director, takes up the position of executive director on 1st February 2024.

Isabel Capeloa Gil is to join the Board in a non-executive position on 14th December 2023.

The Foundation is also appointing a senior advisor to the Board of Trustees, Marika Hedin, who takes up the position on 14th December 2023.

These nominations serve to complete the Board of Trustees of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation chaired by António Feijó. This body is thus made up of the executive directors Martin Essayan, Guilherme d’Oliveira Martins, António Cruz Serra and Cristina Casalinho along with the non-executive directors Graça Andresen Guimarães, Pedro Norton, Jorge Vasconcelos and Isabel Capeloa Gil.

Marika Hedin joins Emílio Rui Vilar as senior advisor.

Cristina Casalinho, non-executive director since 2022, was formerly president of the IGCP – the Portuguese Treasury and State Debt Management Agency between 2014 and 2022. She graduated in Economics from the Catholic University of Portugal and completed a Master’s Degree in Business Management and Administration at Nova University of Lisbon with her dissertation on “Value-at-Risk — A Portuguese case”. She worked in the financial sector prior to joining the IGCP in 2012. Up to that date, she had been chief economist at BPI.

Isabel Capeloa Gil is rector of UCP – the Catholic University of Portugal and President of the International Federation of Catholic Universities. A tenured professor in German Studies and Culture in the Faculty of Human Sciences at UCP, she sits on the Advisory Council to the Board of Edmond de Rothschild and is a member of the AmCham Board of Directors (Portugal). Since 2017, she has been a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations and also serving as a Vatican Dicastery Consultant on Education and Culture since 2022.

Marika Hedin is the Chief Executive Officer of Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. Awarded her Doctoral Degree in History by the University of Stockholm and with a Master’s Degree in American History from Notre Dame University, she has served in the management of various leading museums. She is also a member of the Philea Board of Directors, an organisation representing European philanthropic institutions.

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