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Nadia Calviño

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First Vice-President of the Government, Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation
Date of appointment



  • Graduate in Economics (1991), Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Graduate in Law (2011), Universidad de Educació a Distancia, Spain
  • Técnico Comercial y Economista del Estado (1994), Senior corps of the Spanish civil service specialising in trade and economic policy

Career Overview

June 2018                            
Minister of Economy and Business

May 2014 - June 2018          
Director General Budget, European Commission

Nov 2010 - Apr 2014             
Deputy Director General Financial Regulation, D.G. Internal Market and Services, European Commission

Sept 2006 - Oct 2010            
Deputy Director General Mergers and Antitrust, D.G. Competition, European Commission

May 2004 - Aug 2006            
Director General for Competition, Minister of Economy and Finance, Spain

1994 - 2004                           
Before joining the European Commission in September 2006, Minister Calviño was a career civil servant in Spain (Técnico Comercial y Economista del Estado), where she worked in the Ministry of Economy. She held different management positions in the areas of macroeconomic analysis and forecasting, foreign trade, 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 has also taught Economic Policy and Financial System at the Universidad Complutense. Minister Calviño has published a large number of articles on matters within her purview and has been awarded the 2012 Women's Leadership Awards by the Aliter Business School and the 2007 Public Sector Lawyer of the Year by Iberian Lawyer magazine.

Alternate Governor: Carlos Cuerpo