Ricardo Rio is a Portuguese economist and politician, currently serving as the Mayor of Braga.
He became Mayor in the 2013 local elections and won in 2017 a second term with 53% of the votes.
He is currently President of the Board of the cross-border association of municipalities “Eixo Atlântico do Noroeste Peninsular”, President of the Executive Council of the Intermunicipal Community of Cávado and chairs the Boards of Directors of Municipal Companies Theatro Circo and InvestBraga. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Global Parliament of Mayors, a member of the Committee of the Regions of the EUROCITIES network and a member of the board of ATP (Porto Tourism Association).
He has been shortlisted for the 2021 World Mayor Prize.