Born in Valencia in 1952.

Academic training

  • Bachelor's Degree in Law from Valencia University

Political and professional career

  • Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (2018-present)
  • MP for Cordoba in Lower House of Parliament (2019-present)
  • Secretary-General of European Economic and Social Committee (2014-2018)
  • Councillor for Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment of Regional Government of Andalusia (2012-2013)
  • Permanent Representative of Spain to the European Union (2010-2011)
  • Spanish Ambassador to Morocco (2004-2010)
  • Chief of Staff of the Vice-President of the European Commission, Manuel Marín. Head of relations with the Mediterranean, Latin America and Asia (1996-1999)
  • Councillor for the Presidency of the Regional Government of Andalusia. MP for Regional Parliament of Andalusia. Member of Upper House of Parliament. Member of the Committee of the Regions of the European Union (1994-1996)
  • Councillor for Agriculture and Fisheries of the Regional Government of Andalusia (1993-1994)
  • Member of the European Parliament (MEP) (1986-1993)
  • MP for Cordoba in Lower House of Parliament (1982-1987)
  • Member of the mission of experts for pre-accession to the European Commission (1982)

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