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Fernando Eguidazu

Member of the Governing Council and Executive Commission


Place and date of birth

Bilbao, 11 July 1944.

Academic qualifications, distinctions and awards

  • 1967 Degree in Law.
  • 1967 Degree in Economics from Deusto Business School.
  • 1969 Government economist and trade expert.

Actividades profesionales

  • 2017 to date Member of the Governing Council and Executive Commission of the Banco de España.
  • 2015-2016 State Secretary for the European Union, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.
  • 2012-2015 Director General of International Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.
  • 2011-2012 Deputy Chairman of Foro de la Sociedad Civil (Civil Society Forum).
  • 2009-2012 Trustee of Fundación Acción Familiar (Family Action Foundation).
  • 2008-2012 Deputy Chairman of the Círculo de Empresarios.
  • 2007-2012 Deputy chairman of Fundación Transición Española (Spanish Transition Foundation).
  • 2002-2012 Chairman of the Economic Policy Committee of the Círculo de Empresarios (Entrepreneurs' Association).
  • 1995-2010 Managing Director of Fraternidad Muprespa.
  • 1994-1995 Deputy Chairman of Banco Árabe Español, S.A. (Aresbank).
  • 1993-1995 Adviser to the Chairman of Argentaria on international affairs (Corporación Bancaria de España).
  • 1991-1993 Director General of Foreign Transactions, Ministry of Economy and Finance.
  • 1988-1991 Managing Director of Gulf Ibérica, S.A.

    Chairman of Fintrade, S.A.

  • 1983-1988 Managing Director and Chairman of Sovhispan, S.A.
  • 1981-1982 Director General of Economic Organisation, Ministry of Economy and Finance.
  • 1978-1981 Head of the Technical Office of the Minister for Economic Affairs and Trade.
  • 1977-1978 General Manager of Balboa Internacional, S.A.
  • 1976-1977 Deputy Director of the Foreign Department at Banca March.
  • 1973-1976 Head of the Invisible Transactions Service of the Directorate General of Foreign Transactions, Ministry of Trade.
  • 1972-1976 Member of the OECD Committee on Monetary and Foreign Exchange Affairs.

    Member of the OECD Financial Markets Committee.

  • 1971-1973 Head of the Office for Relations with International Economic Institutions, General Technical Secretariat of the Ministry of Trade.
  • 1969-1971 Head of Import Office IV of the Directorate General of Tariff Policy and Imports, Ministry of Trade.
  • --- He has been a member of the Board of Directors at a number of institutions.
  • --- He has held teaching posts at various national institutions.
  • --- Member of the Society for Spanish-Portuguese Historical Studies (USA).
  • --- Member of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI).
  • --- Advisory Committee member of the think tank Civismo.
  • --- Grand Cross of the Order of Infante Dom Henrique. Portugal.
  • --- Grand Officier de L’Ordre du Mérit.. France.
  • --- Plaque of the Order of the Aztec Eagle. Mexico.
  • --- Commander by Number of the Order of Civil Merit. Spain.


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