Born in Portugal in 1972, João Miguel Leandro holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School.
He started his career in 1995 as a marketing analyst at Procter & Gamble before becoming head of the equity research department of Banco Mello Investimentos in 1996. In 2000, João Miguel Leandro continued his career at strategy consulting firms in the United States, first at Bain & Company and then at McKinsey & Company.
In September 2003, he joined Banco Mais Group, specializing in car financing, as Chief Executive Officer for Hungary, then launched the business in Slovakia in 2005. In 2008 he oversaw the launch of a new bank in Hungary, Banco Primus, specializing in car financing. João Miguel Leandro joined Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance group in 2010, as Chief Executive Officer of Banco Credibom, leader in the car financing market in Portugal. In 2015, he joined the Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance (CA CF) Group Executive Committee in charge of the coordination of business units, governance and organization of the Group in Paris. In 2017, João Miguel Leandro was appointed Deputy CEO of CA CF: his professional scope expanded to include the credit, legal and corporate business lines at the group level. He also supervised the creation of the CA CF joint venture with Bankia in Spain and the acquisition of Profamily in Italy, and co-piloted the CA CF 2020 strategic plan.
João Miguel Leandro has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of RCI Bank and Services, effective 1 September 2019.