Below, we have provided the full transcript of the interview with Margarida Matos Rosa, President of the Portuguese Competition Authority, the Autoridade da Concorrência (ADC), recorded on August 19, 2021.
This is part of a series of videos that CPI is producing where we will interview the heads of various NCAs all around the world.
Thank you, Ms. Matos Rosa, for sharing your time for this interview with CPI.
A video of the complete interview is available HERE.
Hello, everyone, and thanks for tuning in for this exclusive CPI Talk. Today, we have the pleasure of speaking with Margarida Matos Rosa, president of the Portuguese Competition Authority, the Autoridade da Concorrência (ADC).
Thank you for being with us today, President Matos Rosa.
Margarida MATOS ROSA:
Thank you, Sam. Thank you for the invitation to be here.
I’d like to kick things off by asking how the ADC dealt with the pandemic, and are there any learnings or anything that you’ve learned that you can share with us coming from this period?
Sure. I think we all have a lot to learn from this pandemic on all sorts of fronts, but if I can first focus on what the lessons were for the agency, then I would say that it was very important for us to focus from the onset of the pandemic on our business continuity. So this was early March, 2020. We had no idea, like nobody had, how long the pandemic was going to last. So our focus was really to ensure a smooth transition...