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Ricardo Rio

Mayor of Braga


Ricardo Rio has been the Mayor of Braga since 2013, the third largest city of Portugal. He was first elected to public office in 2005 as a City Councilmen and City Assemblymen of Braga Municipality. He was also the President of Social Democratic Party of Braga and a member of Social Democratic Party’s National Political Committee. He is a leading politician in Portugal and is currently the President General Assembly of Galicia-North of Portugal Euroregion, and the President of the Intermunicipality Community of Cavado. He was elected recently member of Executive Committee of Global Parliament of Mayors, a global network of mayors all around the world. Prior to being elected Mayor, he had a career in the private sector and was the General Secretary of the Portuguese Association of Financial Analysts and the Director at Euronext Lisbon, a Capital Market Institute. He also worked as a consultant in business and governance with several leading Portuguese companies and public institutions.