Luis de Guindos – Minister for the Economy and Competitiveness
Luis de Guindos Jurado is a member of the Partido Popular and the current Minister for the Economy and Competitiveness in the Spanish Government. He has been in the role since December 2011.
Born in Madrid on the 16th January 1960, de Guindos studies Economics and held a number of jobs as an economist in both the private and public sectors.
During the second Anzar Government of 2000-2004, de Guindos was appointed Secretary of State for the Economy.
In 2006 de Guindos was appointed as European Advisor for Lehman Brothers, and also Director of their Spanish and Portuguese operations, where he remained until the bank’s collapse in 2008 after which he became responsible for the financial division of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
In December 2011, after the success of the Partido Popular at the General Election, de Guindos was appointed Minister of the Economy and Competitiveness.