Vítor Manuel Ribeiro Constâncio was appointed Vice-President of the European Central Bank on 1 June 2010. He was Governor of the Banco de Portugal from 1985 to 1986 and from February 2000 to May 2010.
He graduated in Economics from the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. Before taking up his position as Governor of the Banco de Portugal, he was Executive Director of the Banco Português de Investimento (1995-2000) and non-executive Director of the Electricidade de Portugal (EDP), the Portuguese national power utility (1998-2000).
His long academic career culminated in his appointment as Guest Senior Professor of Economics at the Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão from 1989 to June 2010.