The Minister of Economy and Competitiveness, Luis de Guindos, has appeared today before the Economy Commission of the Congress of Deputies to report that the candidate for Governor of the Bank of Spain is Luis María Linde de Castro. The appointment corresponds to the King at the proposal of the Prime Minister, as established by the Bank of Spain Autonomy Law of 1994.

In his appearance, the Minister of Economy and Competitiveness highlighted the training of Luis María Linde de Castro to lead the banking supervisor, due to "his extensive experience of public service, where he has held positions of high responsibility, with strong international attention" .

The minister has also pointed out that the broad experience of the candidate presented for the post of governor "will allow him to direct and represent before international institutions and organizations an Institution that in the development of its activity and for the fulfillment of its purposes must always act with autonomy from the General State Administration ”.

Curriculum vitae of Luis María Linde de Castro

Luis M. Linde (Madrid, 1945) has a Degree in Economic Sciences from the University of Madrid (1967) and a Commercial Technician and State Economist (1969). In the Ministry of Commerce, he was Head of the Balance of Payments Office (1971-1973) and Head of the Commercial Office of Spain in Moscow (1974-1978). Between 1978 and 1982 he was Technical Secretary General of the Ministry of Economy and Commerce.

In 1983 he was appointed Head of the Office of Foreign Operations in the Foreign Department of the Bank of Spain and in 1987, Director General of International Affairs, a post he held until 2000, with responsibility for exchange rate and currency market policy. , management of foreign reserves, balance of payments and international relations.

Between 1987 and 1993 he was representative of the Bank of Spain in the Committee of Alternates of Governors of Central Banks of Member Countries of the European Community, acting in the same capacity between 1994 and 1998 in the Alternate Committee of the European Monetary Institute. He participated as a substitute for the Governor of the Bank of Spain in the negotiations for the accession of Spain to the European Monetary System and in the preparation of the Treaties that led to the constitution of the European Monetary Union and the European System of Central Banks. He was also an alternate to the Governor of the Bank of Spain before the IMF and the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel. Once the European Central Bank was established, he was, between 1998 and 2000, the representative of the Bank of Spain in the International Affairs Committee of that institution.

In December 2000, he ceased, at his own request, in the position of General Director and between 2001 and 2004 he directed the Country Risk Service of the Bank of Spain. Between 2005 and 2008 he held the position of Executive Director for the Spain group (made up of Spain, France, Austria, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark) at the Inter-American Development Bank, based in Washington, chairing its Committee for two years Policy and Evaluation. Between 2009 and 2011 he has been Advisor to the International Affairs Directorate of the Bank of Spain.

Luis M. Linde has been a director of the ICO, advisor to the Board of Directors of the Spanish Export Credit Company, member of the Spanish Commercial Information Council and coordinator of the Economics area in Magazine of Books, of the CajaMadrid Foundation. He is a founding member and patron of the Spanish Political Transition Association, created in 2007. He has published numerous articles on economic and social issues and has participated in different collective books.

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