NEW YORK and LISBON, April 24, 2012 – Boyden, a global leader in executive search, today released its latest issue of the Boyden Leadership Series, which features an in-depth interview with Luís Fernando de Mira Amaral, CEO of Banco BIC Português and former Minister of Labour and Social Security (1985-1987) and Minister of Industry and Energy (1987-1995) in Portugal.
This interview features a thoughtful discussion with Minister Mira Amaral on the future of the Eurozone, why international investors should not confuse the situation in Portugal with that of Greece, how Portuguese banks are expanding internationally to diversify, and the appropriate mixture of technologically savvy and human capital focused leadership styles.
“Minister Amaral’s deep understanding of the business, political and societal forces that are shaping today’s global economy are critical to his leadership of Banco BIC Português,” said Trina Gordon, President and CEO of Boyden World Corporation. “In these particularly challenging times for Europe, it is even more important for companies to retain the right leaders and executives who can steward business strategy and operations.”
“We are honored to feature Minister Mira Amaral, who is a highly-respected leader in both government and business in Portugal,” said Fernando Neves de Almeida, Senior Partner of Boyden Portugal. “His unique viewpoint on the sectors, human capital and leadership that will drive Portugal’s recovery is important reading for all who follow developments in Europe today.”
Minister Mira Amaral is the CEO of Banco BIC Português, a position he has held since 2008. Prior to this role, he served as a CEO at several financial institutions in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique. He has also been President of the Portuguese Institute for Financial Management of Social Security. He started his professional career as an engineer at the global energy operator EDP.
Minister Mira Amaral has held academic positions in economics and management and continues to teach in his free time. He was Chairman of the Nova Forum at the Institute of Executive Training of Nova School of Business and Economics.
The Minister holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from IST – Lisbon and a Masters Degree in Economics from the Nova School of Business and Economics. He has also completed several post-graduate programs in management, finance, banking and engineering from top international universities. He currently sits on the Board of Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação, is a Member of the Supervisory Board of Royal Lankhorst Euronete Group (Netherland) and President of the Audit Committee for NOVABASE SGPS.
The full interview with Minister Mira Amaral is available at www.boyden.com.
Previous issues of Boyden’s Leadership Series include interviews with Kathy O’Connor, Chairman of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), Jeffrey Housenbold, President and CEO of Shutterfly Inc., Jaime Rivera, CEO of Bladex, Svein Rennemo, Chairman of Statoil, Albert Neupaver, President and CEO of Wabtec Corporation, Kristin Skogen Lund, Executive VP and Group Director of Telenor, Michael DeNoma, President and CEO of Chinatrust Commercial Bank, Sasha Bezuhanova, Hewlett Packard’s Director of Public Sector, Central and Eastern Europe; Brian Schipper, Head of Global HR for Groupon and former Senior VP of HR at Cisco; Ümran Beba, Region President for Asia Pacific for PepsiCo; David Gergen, Director of Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership and a former presidential advisor; Robert Reich, currently Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and a former US Secretary of Labor; and James E. Lillie, CEO of Jarden Corporation. All are available on Boyden’s website.
The full interview with Minister Mira Amaral is available here.
About the Series
The Boyden Leadership Series is an ongoing publication that highlights the views of high-profile business leaders on issues relevant to leadership, management and talent acquisition. The series’ editors conduct interviews with heads of corporations and other key organizations across the globe to further growth and the exchange of ideas.
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