About us

Pablo Hernández de Cos

Pablo L. Hernández de Cos
Governor

Career

Place and date of birth

Madrid, 20 January 1971.

Academic qualifications, distinctions and awards

  • 1993 Graduate in Economics and Business Studies from the University College of Financial Studies (CUNEF). Complutense University of Madrid.
  • 1994 Graduate in Law from UNED.
  • 2004 PhD in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid.
  • 2009 Management Programme. IESE Business School.

Career details

  • 2018 to date Governor of the Banco de España.

    Member of the Governing and General Council. European Central Bank.

    Member of the General Board of the ESRB (European Systemic Risk Board).

    Member of the Financial Stability Board (Plenary, Steering Committee, Standing Committee on Supervisory and Regulatory Cooperation and Regional Consultive Group for Europe).

    Member of the BIS Group of Governors and Heads of Supervision (GHOS).

    Alternate Governor for Spain at the IMF (International Monetary Fund).

    Member of the Board of Governors of Center for Latin American Monetary Studies (CEMLA).

    Member of the Consejo de Estado (Spanish State Council).

    President of the Board of Trustees of Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (CEMFI).

  • 2016 to date Member of the Board of the International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies (ICMB).
  • 2017-2018 Member of the Economic and Financial Committee of the European Union.
  • 2015-2018

    Director General Economics, Statistics and Research, Banco de España.

    Alternate to the Governor on the Governing Council of the European Central Bank.

    Member of the Consejo Superior de Estadística de España (High Council on Statistics).

    Member of the Board of Trustees of Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (CEMFI).

    Member of the Board of Trustees and of the Executive Board of FEDEA (Foundation for Applied Economic Studies).

  • 2013-2014 Member of the Experts’ Committee for the Reform of the Spanish Tax System.
  • 2011-2014 Associate lecturer, Instituto de Empresa.
  • 2010-2015 Chairman of the Public Finances Working Group. Monetary Policy Committee of the European Central Bank.
  • 2008-2014 Member of the Economic Policy Committee of the ECOFIN Council of the European Union.
  • 2007-2015 Head of the Economic Policy Analysis Division, DG Economics, Statistics and Research, Banco de España.
  • 2004-2007 Adviser to the Executive Board of the European Central Bank.
  • 2000-2004 Associate lecturer in the Economics Department of Carlos III University of Madrid.
  • 2000 National Expert in DG Economics, European Central Bank.
  • 1998-2004 Member of the Working Group on Ageing and Sustainability reporting to the Economic Policy Committee of the ECOFIN Council of the European Union.
  • 1998-2004 Member of the European Central Bank’s Public Finances Working Group.
  • 1997-2004 Economist in DG Economics, Statistics and Research, Banco de España.