José Lemos is a Partner of Clearwater International and he has more than 20 years of experience in financial markets and services. As founding partner of Clearwater International Portugal, he has coordinated several projects of M&A and Debt Advisory for key sectors.

He has large experience in top management roles. He was founder and CEO of CBI Investment Bank, former president of CCCAM bank, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Portuguese Stock Exchange and non-executive board member of Media Capital, one of largest media group in Portugal. Currently he is also a non-executive member of the administration board of Reditus SGPS, a listed IT Portuguese company.

In the academic field José Lemos holds a Master degree in Economics, and he has been a lecturer in the Universities of Porto and Minho in finance and management degrees.