Prof. Dr Duarte Pitta Ferraz is a Professor of Governance & Banking at NOVA – School of Business and Economics and at Nottingham Business School, Doctor of Business Administration (Nottingham Trent University, UK), as well as a Portuguese Statutory Auditor (ROC), and member of the Continuous Professional Development Committee of the Portuguese Institute of Chartered Accountants & Statutory Auditors (‘OROC’).
Holds positions as Independent Non-Executive Director at: EIB – European Investment Bank (Chairman of the Audit Committee), Infraestruturas de Portugal (Supervisory Board and Financial Matters Committee), Banco BIC Português (Board of Directors, Audit and Internal Controls Committee, and Governance Committee), GESTMIN SGPS (Audit Committee), and member of the Privatisation Scrutiny Committee of TAP – Air Portugal. Member of the jury of IRGA – Investors Relations and Governance Awards sponsored by Deloitte.
Published scientific papers about corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and audit in Emerald – Measuring Business Excellence, Int. J. Business Excellence, and Corporate Ownership & Control. Member of Harvard Business Review, and McKinsey Quarterly advisory boards. Speaker at numerous conferences abroad.
Previously worked at Banco Comercial Português (20 years) as Managing Director (international division, investment and corporate banking, and private banking) and member of boards of directors and executive committees (Bank Europa Turkey, Nova Bank Greece, SOFID Development Bank, Banco Millennium Angola). Member of the Global Board of Directors and Executive Committee of BAFT – Bankers Association of Finance and Trade (Washington, D.C.), as well as its co-Chairman for Europe. Vice-Chairman of Portugal-China Chamber of Commerce. Worked at Deloitte and Philip Morris North America (13 years).