Luis María Linde de Castro
Governor, Banco de España
Place and date of birth: Madrid, 1945.
Academic qualifications, distinctions, and awards:
1967: Graduate in economics from the University of Madrid.
1969: Government economist and trade expert.
1969-1971: Head of the Directorate General for Foreign Trade in the Ministry of Trade.
1971-1973: Head of the Balance of Payments Office at the Ministry of Trade.
1974-1978: Head of the Spanish Trade Office in Moscow.
1978-1982: Technical Secretary General of the Ministry of Economy and Trade.
1983-1987: Deputy Director General of the Foreign Department of the Banco de España.
1987-2000: Director General of International Affairs of the Banco de España.
1987-1993: Banco de España Representative on the Committee of Alternates of the Governors of the European Community Member Country Central Banks.
1989-1992: Director of the ICO (Official Credit Institute).
1994-1998: Banco de España Representative on the Committee of Alternates of the European Monetary Institute.
1998-2000: Banco de España Representative on the Committee of International Affairs at the European Central Bank.
1998-2012: Economics coordinator for the magazine Revista de Libros of the Fundación Caja Madrid.
2001-2004: Director of the Country Risk Department of the Banco de España.
2005-2008: Executive Director for Spain's group at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, where he chaired the Policies and Evaluation Committee for two years.
2007 to date: Founding member and sponsor of Fundación Transición Española (the Spanish Transition Foundation).
2009-2011: Adviser to the Associate Directorate General International Affairs of the Banco de España.
2012: Council Member of the Banco de España.
2012: to date Governor of the Banco de España.