Member of the Board of Directors, Abengoa Bioenergy, LLC.
Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC




  • B.A. in Law from the Universidad Complutense (1963)
  • Spanish Foreign Service (1965)



  • Ambassador of Spain to the United States (2000-2004)
  • Ambassador to the Madrid session of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (1979-1982)
  • Ambassador to NATO (1982-1983)
  • Assistant to the Secretary-General and Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee at the UN Security Council in New York (2004-2007)
  • Diplomat of Spain in: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)(1967-1969) | Warsaw (Poland)(1969-1971) | Helsinki (Finland)(1972-1973) | Geneva (Switzerland)(1973-1975)
  • Participation in the negotiation and agreement of the Helsinki Final Act
  • Head of Cabinet of the Under-Secretary and Minister in the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1975-1977)
  • Retired from Diplomatic Career as Consul General in Chicago
  • Active member of the Christian Democrat Movements during the Franco opposition
  • Secretary for International Relations and member of the UCD Executive Committee
  • Member of Congress (1979) and re-elected several times until 2000
  • Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Defence Committee of the House of Representatives (1996-2000)
  • Secretary General and President of the Christian Democratic International (1998-2000)
  • President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (1996-1998)
  • President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (1998-2000)
  • President of the Christian Democratic Party of Spain (1986-1988)
  • Vice-President and member of the Executive Committee of the People's Party (1989-2000)
  • President of the NGO "Fundación Humanismo y Democracia" (1989-2000)
  • Publication of books on: Foreign Policy | International Relations | Fight Against Terrorism
  • Collaborator in ABC and El Imparcial
  • Editor in: Revista de Occidente | Cuadernos de Pensamiento Político | Política Exterior | Boletín del Real Instituto Elcano | Cuenta y Razón | Nueva Revista
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Abengoa
  • Senior Advisor to the CSIS Europe Programme
  • Member of Spanish foundations: FAES | Civic Opinion Circle | Foundation for Freedom
  • Member of the Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences
  • Participation in seminars, conferences and courses in: Universidad Complutense | CEU San Pablo | Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca | Universidad de Valladolid | Universidad de Córdoba | ESADE | UIMP | Columbia University | New York University | Loyola University in Chicago | Bingham Young in Utah | Eastern Michigan University | Madison University in Wisconsin | Central Connecticut University | New Hampshire Institute of Politics | Beloit College in Illinois | Georgetown University