Breakfast

Tuesday 3 May 2022

07:45

José Manuel Durão Barroso

Former President of the European Commission (2004-2014); Chairman of Goldman Sachs International and Chairman of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

Global health

Drawing on experience from his years as President of the European Commission and his current role as Chairman of Gavi, Mr Barroso will address current global health issues, both as a result of Covid-19 and more generally.

José Manuel Durão Barroso

José Manuel is former President of the European Commission (2004-2014) and served as Prime Minister of Portugal (2002 to 2004). He started his political career in government in 1985 and served as state secretary for home affairs, state secretary for foreign affairs and cooperation, and minister for foreign affairs. His academic appointments included visiting professor of Georgetown University and visiting professor at Princeton University and he is currently a visiting professor at the Catholic University of Portugal and at the European University Institute, School of Transnational Governance, Florence. He is currently Chairman of Goldman Sachs International and Chairman of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.