Ricardo Valente is the City Councilor for Economy, Employment, and Entrepreneurship and the City Councilor for Finance, Economic Activities, and Inspectorate for the city of Porto. He is a Board Member of the Porto Vivo – Porto Urban Rehabilitation Society.
Mr. Valente is also a professor at the School of Economics and Management of the University of Porto and at PBS-Porto Business School.
Ricardo Valente was City Councilor for Economy, Tourism, and Commerce, City Councilor for European Funds (2017 – 2021), City Councilor for Economic and Social Development (2016 – 2017), and Non-executive City Councilor (2013 – 2016). He was also the President of the Porto Convention & Visitors Bureau (2018 – 2020), President of the Board of GO Porto – Municipal Management and Works Company (2016 – 2017), and a Member of the National Bidding Commission for the Relocation of the European Medicines Agency (2017).
From 1992 to 2016, Mr. Valente worked in risk management consulting, capital markets (as director and board member of brokerage firms), asset management (as CEO of one of the largest independent asset management firms in Portugal), investment banking (as a member of the board of a bank), and was also an investment consultant.
Mr. Valente has a Master’s degree in finance and an MBA in finance from the Catholic University of Lisbon, and a degree in Economics from the University of Porto.
Mr. Valente is the author of several books on risk management.