Name: José Carreira

Occupation: EASO Executive Director

During his career of over 34 years, José Carreira worked in senior management positions in the private and in the public sector, in Europe, in Africa and in Asia, with the UN, European Union agencies and professional private firms. The main areas of work have included, amongst others, audit and financial management advisory services, aviation safety, information security, financial markets authorities, law enforcement agencies, border management and asylum and migration.

He is, since April 2016, the Executive Director of EASO in Malta. Before that and from 2002 to early 2016, he hold several senior management positions in many EU agencies in Spain, Germany, Greece, the UK, Poland and France.

His professional career began in 1981, as a senior auditor with Ernst & Young, in Lisbon, Portugal. He then became a manager of programme operations with the US AID, in Maputo, Mozambique, a senior economist in natural resources planning with the UN DTCD in New York, USA, senior financial management consultant with KPMG, in several countries in Southern Africa, regional manager of the UN emergency operations in Africa and later Central Asia. From 1998 to 2001, he was a senior manager of the Financial Management Solutions group with Deloitte in Johannesburg, South Africa.

José Carreira holds a Masters in Economics and a Post-Graduation in Corporate Financial Management and is also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.