Cristóbal Montoro

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Montoro and the second or maternal family name is Romero.
Cristóbal Montoro
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Minister of Finance and Public Administrations
Assumed office
22 December 2011
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy
Preceded by Elena Salgado
Minister of Finance
In office
28 April 2000 – 17 April 2004
Prime Minister José María Aznar
Preceded by Rodrigo Rato
Succeeded by Pedro Solbes
Personal details
Born (1950-07-28) 28 July 1950 (age 66)
Jaén, Spain
Political party People's Party
Alma mater Autonomous University of Madrid

Cristobal Montoro Romero (born 28 July 1950 in Jaén) is a Spanish People's Party politician. He has been the Minister of Finance and Public Administrations of Spain since 22 December 2011.[1]

He was a Member of the European Parliament for the People's Party, part of the European People's Party, and sat on the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. He has represented Madrid in the Spanish Congress since 1993.

He was a substitute for the Committee on Budgets, a member of the Delegation for relations with the countries of the Andean Community and a substitute for the Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.

He was appointed Minister of Finance by José María Aznar in April 2000, but he had to abandon the post in April 2004 when his party lost the elections.[2]



  • 1982-1988: Assistant lecturer in public finance (UAM, 1973–1982) and Deputy professor
  • since 1989: Professor of public finance at the University of Cantabria
  • Economist and director of studies
  • 1996-2000: Member of the Boards of Directors of Telefónica, Iberia, Endesa and Sociedad Estatal de Participaciones Empresariales
  • since 1999: Member of the National Executive Committee of the PP
  • 1993-1996: Member of the Congress of Deputies and spokesman on the Economy for the Grupo Parlamentario Popular
  • 2000-2004 and 2004: Member of the Spanish Congress of Deputies (1996–2000
  • 1996-2000: Secretary of State for the Economy
  • 2000-2004: Minister of Finance
  • 1996-2000: Spain's representative to various economic and financial organisations


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Political offices
Preceded by
Rodrigo Rato
Minister of Finance
Succeeded by
Pedro Solbes
Preceded by
Elena Salgado
as Minister of Economy and Finance
Minister of Finance and Public Administrations