Maria Lucia Leitao
Mrs. Maria Lúcia Leitão, is the Head of Banking Conduct Supervision Department at the Central Bank of Portugal (Banco de Portugal) since its inception (in 2011), following her appointment as Deputy Head of Banking Supervision Department (in 2007). Mrs. Maria Lúcia Leitão is also the Chair of the Steering Committee of the Portuguese National Strategy for Financial Education lead by the three financial supervisory authorities since it was launched in 2011. Mrs. Maria Lúcia Leitão actively participates in several international fora dedicated to financial consumer protection and financial education. At the international level, Lúcia Leitão is Chair of FinCoNet, the International Financial Consumer Protection Organization, and member of the Advisory Board of OECD/INFE (International Network on Financial Education). At the European level, she is a member of the Standing Committee on Consumer Protection and Financial Innovation of the EBA (European Banking Authority). She also takes part in the G20/OECD Task Force on Financial Consumer Protection. Mrs. Maria Lúcia Leitão is often invited as a speaker at international gatherings invited by organizations such as the OECD, G20/GPFI, World Bank and Alliance for Financial Inclusion.