Carlos Tavares

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Carlos Tavares
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Occupation Vice President
Employer European Securities and Markets Authority
Location London

Carlos Tavares is the vice president of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) as of Jan. 11, 2011.[1] Before ESMA's establishment on Jan. 1, 2011, he was also vice chairman of the Committee of European Securities Regulators, the predecessor of ESMA. Tavares also serves as the chairman of the Comissao do Mercado de Valores Mobiliarios (CMVM), the Portuguese regulator.[2]


Before joining the CMVM, Tavares was the head of the Bureau of European Policy Advisers to the president of the European Commission, after serving as Minister of Economy in the administration of Portuguese president José Manuel Barroso (now president of the European Commission).

Also, he previously served in a number of governmental positions, including as a member of the EEC Monetary Committee, Secretary of State for the Treasury, member of the EC Economic Policies Coordination Group and director of the Research Department of Portugal's Ministry of Finance. Tavares also held a number of positions at financial institutions and taught Econometrics and Macroeconomics.


Tavares studied Economics at Oporto University.


  1. ESMA becomes operational. ESMA.
  2. Who's Who. European Securities and Markets Authority.