Pilar Castrillo is Head of Economic and Market Analysis at the European Stability Mechanism, having previously served as Deputy Head and Acting Head of the division. Within the Chief Economist's department, she is leading a team of around 20 economists. Ms Castrillo monitors and assess risks in the euro area economic and financial markets, and coordinates related economic policy research. She also holds the role as ESM country team coordinator for Portugal.
Prior to joining the ESM in 2019, Ms Castrillo developed her career in Telefonica S.A, as macroeconomist and manager, covering different euro area and Latin American economies and financial markets. She also worked at NERA Economic Consulting.
Mrs Castrillo graduated in Economics and Law at Carlos III University in Madrid. She holds a MA in Economics and Finance from the Centre of Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI) in Madrid.