José G. de Matos is Executive Director and Chairman of the EMIS Management Committee – Empresa Interbancária de Serviços, SA, the Angolan interbank processor. After graduating in Electrical Engineering in 1974, José began his professional career in Angola PTT and the Ministry of Communications. In 1983 José began a long period as Managing Director of the Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaçoes, culminating in a period of six years as President and Managing Director General of Angola Telecom. In 2002, after retiring from Angola Telecom, de Matos was appointed Executive Director of EMIS and in 2011, ascended to his current position. José G. de Matos is Master of Business Administration (Honours) from the University of Chicago. José was awarded the Card ePayment & Awards, Africa 2013, for building EMIS and the Angola payment system from scratch to the position it is today.