Nadia Calviño

First Vice President of the Government and Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Madrid

Nadia Calviño is currently First Vice President of Spain and Minister for Economy and Digitalization. She
has recently been appointed Chair of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) of
the International Monetary Fund with a two year mandate.
She holds a degree in Economics (1991) from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) and a
degree in Law (2001) from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED). She is also a
career civil servant, member of the specialized public corps of the Spanish Administration of “State
Economists and Trade Experts” (Técnicos Comerciales y Economistas del Estado).
She has been a member of the Spanish Government since June 2018, first as Minister for Economy and
Business (2018-2020), and then as Third Vice-President (Jan 2020 – March 2021), Second Vice-
President (March 2021 – July 2021) and First Vice-President and Minister for Economy and
Digitalization since July 2021.
Before her return to Spain, she worked for 12 years in the European Commission, where she held top
senior management positions as Deputy Director General for Competition for Mergers and Antitrust
(Sep 2006 – Oct 2010), Deputy Director General for Financial Services (Nov 2010 – April 2014) and
Director General in charge of the Budget (May 2014 – June 2018).
Before joining the European Commission in September 2006, she pursued her career as a civil servant
in Spain within the Ministry for Economy in the areas of foreign trade, macroeconomic analysis and
forecasting, economic policy and competition. Senior roles included Deputy Director General for Legal
Affairs, Deputy Director General for Mergers and Director General for Competition.
Minister Calviño lectured at the Faculty of Economics at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid.
She has published a large number of articles and, amongst other honors and titles, has been awarded
the “Foreign Policy Association Medal” (2023), “Women and Technology Award” (2021), “Master of
Digital” Award (2021), “Fernández Latorre” Journalism Prize (2020), 2012 “Women’s Leadership”
Award; and the 2007 Public Sector “Under 40 Lawyer of the Year” by the Iberian Lawyer magazine.