CEO and Board Member of Absa Bank Moçambique S.A. and Non-Executive Director of Global Alliance (a leading insurance company in Mozambique, part of Absa Group), Rui has 20 years of diverse financial services experience, with the last 10 focused in Africa. Previously to joining ABM Mozambique in 2014, Rui held executive positions as Head of Risk at Standard Bank in Mozambique and Atlantico Europa in Portugal. Prior to that, he was based in London where he served as Director of Structured Finance for Lehman Brothers and as credit analyst at Fitch Ratings. Earlier in his career Rui worked in capital markets, namely at the Portuguese stock and derivatives exchange (currently Euronext Lisbon), and lectured in financial markets at several portuguese universities in post-graduate programmes. He was also the Secretary-General of the Portuguese Association of Financial Analysts. Rui graduated in Economics at UTAD and holds an MSc in Finance by the Portuguese Catholic University. He studied and engaged in academic research in the USA, at Arizona State University, and more recently completed the Advanced Management Programme (AMP) at Insead in Singapore and the Stanford Executive Program (SEP) in the United States.