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Luis de Guindos Jurado (born 16 January 1960 in Madrid) is currently the Vice President of the European Central Bank.



  • 1977-1982 BSc in Economics from CUNEF, Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (Spain) – Graduated with honours
  • 1984 Técnico Comercial y Economista del Estado (State Economist and Trade Expert, grade “A” public examination, first in order of merit)

Professional career

  • 2018 Vice-President of the European Central Bank
  • 2016-2018 Minister of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness
  • 2011-2016 Minister of Economy and Competitiveness
  • 2010-2011 Director, IE Business School and PwC Center for the Finance Sector
  • 2008-2009 Head of Financial Services, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • 2006-2008 Chief Executive Officer Iberia, Lehman Brothers, and Chief Executive Officer, Nomura Securities
  • 2002-2004 Secretary of State for Economic Affairs and member of the Economic and Financial Committee of the EU
  • 2000-2002 Secretary General for Economic and Competition Policy
  • 1996-2000 Director General for Economic and Competition Policy
  • 1996-2000 Vice Chairman, Economic Policy Committee of the EU
  • 1988-1996 Chief Executive Officer, AB Asesores