Emílio Rui Vilar

Non Executive Trustee (2017-2022)


rui_vilarEmílio Rui Vilar graduated with a degree in Law from Coimbra University in 1961. Since May 3rd 2012, he is a Non Executive Trustee of the Board of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

From 2002 to May 2012, he was President of the Board of Trustees of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal and of the Board of Directors of Partex Oil and Gas (Holdings) Corporation.

Since 2013 he is President of the General Committee of the University of Coimbra and he became Non-executive director at REN in 2012.

He was Chairman of the European Foundation Centre, President of the Portuguese Foundation Centre, Trustee of the Initiative “A Soul for Europe”, Senator of the European Cultural Parliament and Founding Member of the Portuguese Institute of Corporate Governance.

He has also been active as a co-opted Trustee of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation since 1996; Chairman of Galp Energia SGPS (2001-2002); Chairman and CEO of Caixa Geral de Depósitos (1989-1996); General-Commissioner Europalia Portugal (1989-1992); Director General at the European Community Commission, (1986 -1989); Deputy-Governor, Banco de Portugal (1975- 1984); Minister of Transports and Communications (1976-1978); Minister of the Economy (1974- 1975); Secretary of State for External Trade and Tourism (1974); founder and first president of SEDES; Manager, Banco Português do Atlântico, (1969- 1973).

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