POSTPONED - "Economic reforms in Angola: the Government’s perspective" with Vera Daves de Sousa & José de Lima Massano

Past Event

24 January 2022, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

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This talk has been postponed, a new date will be advertised soon.

In this event, Minister Daves and Governor Massano will be discussing, with Professor Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, the state of Angola’s economy, relations with the International Monetary Fund, and the economic and financial sector policies pursued under the current administration.

This talk is in conjunction with the Oxford Martin Programme on African Governance

Vera Daves

Vera Esperança dos Santos Daves de Sousa
Minister of Finance, Angola

Vera Esperança dos Santos Daves de Sousa, was born in Luanda and has a degree in Economics from the Catholic University of Angola (UCAN). She is the first woman to rise to the post of Minister of Finance in Angola. Until the date of her appointment she was Secretary of State for Finance and Treasury.

Her curriculum includes the Course on Banking Techniques and Practices by the Institute for Banking Training in Portugal, and Derivatives and Bond Markets Course (ICAP). She has worked as finance technician at Sonangol ESSA, Director of the Products and Research Office in Banco Privado Atlântico, teacher of Financial Markets at the Executive MBA promoted by the Catholic Business School Alliance, teacher of Public Finance and Economic Integration at UCAN - Faculty of Economics. From 2014 to 2016 she worked as Executive Director of the Capital Market Commission and from september, 2016 to October, 2017 she worked as Chairman of the Capital Market Commission.

Vera Daves de Sousa also played the role of Economic commentator in various media. She was the co-author of a book on Public Finance.

Massano Jose de Lima

José de Lima Massano
National Bank of Angola Governor

Considered one of the most respected bankers in Angola, José de Lima Massano, has a Masters in Accounting and Finance, from the City University – London, in 1996. Licensed in Accounting and Finance, from the University of Salford, United Kingdom, 1995.

He started his career in Sonangol EP, in 1997, in the Accounting Department, being integrated into the Board of Directors of Banco de Poupança e Crédito. In 2006 he became the Head of the Executive Committee of BAI, a function which he occupied until 2010, the year in which he was nominated Governor of the Angolan National Bank. He returned to BAI in January 2015 as Head of the Executive Committee and leave again the bank to became Governor of Banco Nacional de Angola in October 2017 after being appointed by Angola President João Lourenço.

Ricardo Soares De Oliveira

Professor Ricardo Soares de Oliveira
Director, Oxford Martin Programme on African Governance

Ricardo Soares de Oliveira is Professor of the International Politics of Africa at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, Official Fellow of St Peter's College, and a Fellow with the Global Public Policy Institute, Berlin.

His research interests include African politics (particularly West and Central Africa), the geopolitics of energy and international political economy, especially in the fields of natural resource extraction, state decay and post-conflict reconstruction.