Minister of Economy and Enterprise, Spain
Previously Director-General in the Directorate-General for Budget of the European Commission
Policy Leaders Fellow Alum, Centre for Science and Policy
Nadia Calviño was appointed Minister of Economy and Enterprise in the Spanish government in June 2018. Previously, she was Director-General in the Directorate-General for Budget of the European Commission, holding this position at the top of the Commission's department dealing with the EU's financial programming, annual budgets, accounting and financial rules from 2014 to 2018. She oversaw the activities of five directorates and almost 450 staff.
Prior to that Ms Calviño was Deputy Director-General with a special responsibility for Financial Services in the Directorate-General for Internal Market and Services of the European Commission. She joined the European Commission in 2006 and she served as a Deputy Director General for Mergers and Antitrust (including cartels) in the Directorate-General for Competition between 2006 and 2010.
Before moving to Brussels, Ms Calviño worked as a civil servant in Spain, mainly at the Ministry of Economy. She is an economist and a lawyer by training.