Guillermo De La Dehesa
Chairman of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, CEPR
Degrees in Law and Economics at the Complutense University in Madrid. Later he won the contest to be Government Economist. He has been Adviser of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on management of external debt and Adviser of the World Bank on trade liberalization, as well as Adviser of several governments on privatizations.
Since 1978, he has been in several Government posts: Director-General at the Ministry of Foreign Trade; Secretary-General at the Ministry of Industry and Energy; Director of Management of Foreign Assets and International Relations at the Bank of Spain; Secretary-General for Trade; Secretary of State for Treasury and Secretary of the Economic Affairs Commission. He has also been Deputy Governor of the IMF and the World Bank, and Governor of the Inter-American Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the African Development Bank.
In the private sector, he has been CEO of Banco Pastor, Chairman of Gas Madrid and Board member of Unión Fenosa. At present, he is a Vice Chairman of Santander, Vice Chairman of Amadeus IT Group; International Advisor of Goldman Sachs; Chairman of Aviva Spain; Board member of Campofrío Food Group and of Grupo San José.
He belongs to several academic organizations: Chairman of the Trustees of the Centre for Economic Policy Research CEPR, in London; Chairman of the IE Business School in Spain; Chairman of the OBCE, the Spanish ECB Watcher; Member of the Group of Thirty, G30, in Washington; Member of the Euro 50 Group, in Brussels; Chairman of the ESCP Europe Business School, in Madrid and Monetary Expert of the ECON Committee of the European Parliament.
He is involved in several non-profit Spanish entities: Chairman of the Trustees of the Queen Sophia Museum of modern and contemporary art; Trustee of the National del Prado Museum and Trustee of the Beaux Arts Circle.
He has published 13 books on economics (4 books in English, 8 in Spanish and 1 in Chinese). He has published more than 300 articles in economic journals and newspapers and a regular columnist at El País, in Madrid.