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Minister of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness

Luis de Guindos Jurado

Pool Moncloa/Diego Crespo

Born in Madrid in 1960

Education

  • Bachelor of Economics and Business Science (CUNEF University School of Financial Studies).
  • Premio Extraordinario Fin de Carrera [Outstanding Graduate Award].
  • Commercial Technician and State Economist (first highest grade in his year).

Professional experience

  • Director-General for Economic Policy and the Defence of Competition (1996-2000).
  • Secretary-General for Economic Policy and the Defence of Competition (2000-2002).
  • State Secretary for the Economy and Secretary of the Delegate Committee of the Government on Economic Affairs (2002-2004).
  • Vice-Chairman of the EU Economic Policy Committee (EPC).
  • Head of the ECOFIN Council Delegation during the Spanish Presidency of the European Union.
  • Head of the Spanish Delegation to the OECD Economic Policy Committee.
  • Head of the Delegation to the OECD Ministerial Conference.
  • Member of the EU Economic and Financial Committee.
  • Chairman of the Investments Committee of the Social Security Reserve Fund.
  • Partner and Member of the Board of AB Asesores (1988-1996).
  • Lehman Brothers, Executive Chairman for Spain and Portugal (April 2006 - September 2008).
  • Nomura Securities, Executive Chairman for Spain and Portugal (September 2008 - December 2008).
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, Financial Services Manager (December 2008 - January 2010).
  • Chairman of the Managerial Board Room of the IE Business School.
  • Director of the PwC and IE Business Financial Sector Centre.
  • Member of the Boards of Directors of the following companies: Endesa, S.A.; Endesa Chile; Unedisa; Logista; and BMN.
  • Appointed Minister of Economic Affairs and Competitiveness on 22 December 2011.
  • Ordinary discharge of duties of Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism taken on since 15 April 2016.
  • On November 4, 2016 he was appointed Minister of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness