Cristóbal Montoro – Minister of the Treasury and Public Administration
Cristóbal Ricardo Montoro Romero is the current Minister of the Treasury and Public Administration and has served in that position since December 2011.
Born on 28th July 1950 in Jaén, Montoro studied economics and worked as a university lecturer on the topic throughout the 1980s.
In 1993 he was elected to the Congress of Deputies for the first time, as a representative of Madrid. He was re-elected at subsequent General Elections, and when the Partido Popular gained power he was promoted first to Secretary of State of the Economy, and then between 2000 and 2004 he served as Minister for the Treasury – the post to which he would return seven years later.
After the PP’s defeat in 2004, Montoro left the Congress of Deputies and was elected as one of the party’s Members of the European Parliament in Brussels, where he served on the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee.
At the 2008 General Election Montoro returned to the Congress of Deputies as a representative of Madrid, and following the landslide victory of the Partido Popular in 2011 he returned to Government and to his old role as Minister of the Treasury.