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Minister of Employment and Social Security

María Fátima Báñez García

Pool Moncloa/Diego Crespo

Born in San Juan del Puerto (Huelva) on 6 January 1967.
Married with two children.

Education

  • Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Economic Science and Business Studies. Pontifical University of Comillas - ICADE, 1992
  • Public Management Leadership Program. IESE Business Scholl, 2005

Professional experience

  • Professional career in the private sector (1993-1997)
  • Member of the Regional Executive Committee of the Partido Popular [People's Party] in Andalusia since 1996.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of RTVA (1997-2000)
  • Presidency Coordinator for the Partido Popular [People's Party] in Andalusia (1997-2004)
  • Deputy Secretary for the Economy of the Partido Popular [People's Party] in Andalusia (2004-2008)
  • Deputy Secretary for Economic Affairs and Employment of the Partido Popular [People's Party] in Andalusia (2008-2011)
  • Member of the Lower House of Parliament for Huelva in the VII, VIII, IX, XI and XII Legislatures with the folowing duties:

Spokesperson for the Micro-Business and Self-Employed Worker Statute Sub-Commission and Deputy Spokesperson for the Economic Affairs and Treasury Commission (VII Legislature).

Spokesperson for Budgetary Affairs of the Popular Parliamentary Group in the Lower House of Parliament (VIII Legislature).

Deputy Spokesperson for the Popular Parliamentary Group in the Lower House of Parliament and Economic Affairs Department Coordinator (IX Legislature)

  • Appointed Minister for Employment and Social Security on 22 December 2011
  • On November 4, 2016 she was again appointed Minister of Employment and Social Security