José Manuel Barroso

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José Manuel Barroso
Barroso EPP Summit October 2010.jpg
President of the European Commission
In office
22 November 2004 – 31 October 2014
PresidentHerman Van Rompuy (President of the European Council)
Vice PresidentMargot Wallström
Cathy Ashton
Preceded byRomano Prodi
Succeeded byJean-Claude Juncker
115th Prime Minister of Portugal
In office
6 April 2002 – 17 July 2004
PresidentJorge Sampaio
Preceded byAntónio Guterres
Succeeded byPedro Santana Lopes
President of the Social Democratic Party
In office
1 May 1999 – 12 November 2004
Preceded byMarcelo Rebelo de Sousa
Succeeded byPedro Santana Lopes
Leader of the Opposition
In office
1 May 1999 – 6 April 2002
Prime MinisterAntónio Guterres
Preceded byMarcelo Rebelo de Sousa
Succeeded byEduardo Ferro Rodrigues
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
12 November 1992 – 28 October 1995
Prime MinisterAníbal Cavaco Silva
Preceded byJoão de Deus Pinheiro
Succeeded byJaime Gama
Personal details
Born
José Manuel Durão Barroso

(1956-03-23) 23 March 1956 (age 66)
Lisbon, Portugal
Political partyWorkers' Communist Party (Before 1976)
Social Democratic Party
(1976–present)
Spouse(s)Maria Margarida Sousa Uva
(m. 1980–2016; her death)
Children3
Alma materUniversity of Lisbon
University of Geneva
Georgetown University
Signature
WebsiteOfficial website
Official Media Gallery

José Manuel Durão Barroso (IPA: [ʒuˈzɛ mɐˈnwɛl duˈɾɐ̃w bɐˈʁozu]; born 23 March 1956) is a Portuguese politician. He is the current non-executive chairman at Goldman Sachs International.[1] He was the 11th President of the European Commission (2004–2014) and the 115th Prime Minister of Portugal (2002–2004).

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ex-European Commission head Barroso under fire over Goldman Sachs job". 13 July 2016 – via www.bbc.com.