Former Social Democratic deputy Virgílio Macedo was elected president of the Portuguese Chartered Accountants' Order, with 52% of the votes, defeating the current incumbent, José Rodrigues Jesus, in the elections held this Thursday.
According to official data from the Order, the list for the board of directors led by Virgílio Macedo obtained 546 votes, in a total of 1.051, in the most participated elections ever in the history of the professional order, and his list also elected the president of the Disciplinary Council, Luís Damas, and the Chairman of the Fiscal Council, Rosário Líbano Monteiro.
The winner of the elections for the Order of Statutory Auditors launched the candidacy in September. Under the motto “An Order for the profession, a profession for the country”, Virgílio Macedo guaranteed to have “an experienced and unifying team”, committed to guaranteeing an entity “more proactive, more present, more respected and with a strong and unique voice in defense of the profession ”.
Em interview with Jornal Económico, the then candidate for president defended that “professional orders should not be political actors”, but should instead “defend the profession, promote its credibility with private and public entities, sensitize legislators and regulators, support members and guide for quality services ”.
Former leader of the Porto district of PSD, and also a former deputy and ephemeral deputy state secretary for internal administration in the second executive of Passos Coelho, Virgílio Macedo has been a university professor since 1990 in the areas of Accounting and Administration and accountant since 1996 , maintaining this professional activity even when he was in active politics.