Member of the Diplomatic Career



  • Graduate in Classical Philology from the Complutense University of Madrid
  • Member of the diplomatic career since 1986


  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Cabinets of the Secretary General for Foreign Policy and of the Minister; Directorate General for International Security and Disarmament Affairs, and currently at the Diplomatic School
  • Foreign: Spanish Embassies in Stockholm, Paris, Quito, Cairo and Prague
  • Member of the Spanish Delegation to the 50th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)
  • Madrid City Council: Director General of International Relations; Member of the Council for Development Cooperation; Advisory Council for European Affairs of the Community of Madrid; member of the Governing Councils of Casa Árabe, Casa Asia, Centro Sefarad-Israel and the Boards of Trustees of the Spain-China Council Foundation and the Spain-Japan Council Foundation
  • He has sat on the examining board of the French National School of Administration (ENA) and the Higher Corps of State Civil Administrators
  • Member of the Instituto de Cultura Hispánica de Quito, the Casal Catalá de Quito, the Sociedad Española de Beneficencia de Guayaquil, the Asociación Francesa para la Difusión del Español and the Groupe des Belles Feuilles in Paris for debate on European affairs
  • Order of Isabella the Catholic (Officer and Commandery); Order of Civil Merit (Commander and Knight); Cross of the Order of Military Merit with White Distinction; Commander of the Order of the Polar Star (Sweden), of the National Order of Merit (Ecuador), of the Order of the Liberator San Martín (Argentina) and of the Order of Infante Dom Henrique (Portugal); Commander (Lakan) of the Order of Sikatuna of the Philippines
  • He has written in Spanish (Revista de Occidente, Revista de Libros, ABC, El País, La Vanguardia) and foreign media (Czech, Ecuador and Colombia)
  • He has directed or coordinated several works, such as Ecuador-España: historia y perspectiva. Estudios (Quito, 2001); Madrid en el mundo (international memoirs from 2005 to 2009); Crónica de la llave de oro de la villa de Madrid; Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo, un retrato intelectual (Fundación Ortega-Marañón-Marcial Pons Historia, 2010); El español en la República Checa (Prague, 2016, 64 pp.); Empresas españolas en la República Checa