Artur Santos Silva

Former President of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Artur Santos Silva was President of the Board of Trustees of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation from 2012 to 2017.

He was Deputy Governor of the Bank of Portugal (1977-78), Secretary of State to the Treasury (1975-76) and Director of Banco Portugu├¬s do Atl├óntico (1968-75). 

He graduated in law from the University of Coimbra and attended the Stanford University Executive Management Program. He had an academic career as an Assistant at the School of Law of the University of Coimbra (1963-67), Guest Lecturer at the Catholic University of Portugal (1979-85), and Guest Lecturer at the University of Coimbra (1980-82).  

He is President of the Board of Trustees of both Banco BPI and the Partex Oil & Gas (Holdings) Corporation. Among the various other positions held are the following highlights: President of the National Commission for Commemorations of the Centenary of the Republic and President of the General Board of the University of Coimbra. 


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