José Manuel Barroso

Former Prime Minister of Portugal

The non-executive chairman of Goldman Sachs International, José Manuel Barroso is a Portuguese politician that is the former President of the European Commission. The 115th Prime Minister of Portugal, Jose Barroso is available to hire as a speaker for any event or conference across the UK through the Champions Speakers agency. Having graduated in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, Durão Barroso obtained a Diploma in European Studies from the European University Institute before going on to receive a MA degree with honours in both Political Science and Social Sciences from the University of Geneva in Switzerland.

Continuing his career as an academic as an assistant professor in the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, Jose Barroso did PhD research at Georgetown University and Georgetown’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in Washington, D.C. An incredibly accomplished and distinguished academic, Barroso is also a graduate of the Georgetown Leadership Seminar and upon his return back to Lisbon, Jose Barroso became director of the Department for International Relations at Lusíada University. These experiences make Jose a truly fascinating speaker that is able to deliver insightful and educational anecdotes given the plethora and abundant knowledgebase he has acquired throughout his life.

A policy fellow at the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University and the Frederick H. Schultz Class of 1951 Visiting Professor of International Economic Policy at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Woodrow Wilson School, where he teaches with Wolfgang F. Danspeckgruber on the EU in International Affairs. The non-executive chairman of the bank’s largest subsidiary at Goldman Sachs International, Barosso has worked as a trusted adviser to the bank although his position has often been regarded as fairly controversial leading to an ethical investigation into Jose by his successor. One to have been surrounded with controversy, Jose certainly has a host of tales and anecdotes to share that are certain to make for fascinating content!

Awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Christ and holding well in excess of twenty decorations in addition to an abundance of honorary doctorates, the tremendously decorated, distinguished and globally renowned Jose Barroso is available to hire for all manner of engagements through the Champions Speakers agency.

To book José Manuel Barroso as the politics speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, José is known to speak on the following topics:

  • Economics & Banking
  • International Politics
  • Brexit & the EU
  • Making Decisions
  • Leadership & Teamwork