Ulisses Correia e Silva
|José Ulisses de Pina Correia e Silva|
|Prime Minister of Cape Verde|
22 April 2016
|President||Jorge Carlos Fonseca|
|Preceded by||José Maria Neves|
|Born||José Ulisses de Pina Correia e Silva
4 June 1962
Praia, Cape Verde
|Political party||Movement for Democracy|
José Ulisses de Pina Correia e Silva (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛ uˈlisɨʒ dɨ ˈpinɐ kuˈʁejɐ i ˈsilvɐ]) (born 4 June 1962) is a Cape Verdean businessman and politician who has been Prime Minister of Cape Verde since 22 April 2016.
He took office after his party, the Movement for Democracy, won the 20 March 2016 parliamentary election.
Early life and education
In 1988, Silva graduated from the School of Economics and Business Management at the Technical University of Lisbon.
Silva started his career in the banking sector. He was the director of administration at the Bank of Cape Verde from 1989 to 1994. He also taught at the Jean Piaget University of Cape Verde.
Silva served in the government of Cape Verde as Secretary of State for Finance from 1995 to 1998 and Minister of Finance from 1999 to 2000. Between 2006 and 2008, Silva was Vice-President of the Movement for Democracy (MpD) political party. In 2008, he was elected as the Mayor of Praia, and he was reelected as Mayor in 2013. Silva also became the President of the MpD in 2013.
Silva was also the executive president of UCCLA (the Union of Afro-Pan-American-Asiatic Lusophony Capital Cities) in 2013 and later became the president of IDC Africa in November 2014.
In June 2016, Silva and Finance Minister Olavo Correia met with representatives from the International Monetary Fund to discuss Cape Verde’s economy. A few months later, in September 2016, Silva and members of his government met with the IMF to discuss the 2016 Article IV consultation.