Guillermo de la Dehesa
|Guillermo de la Dehesa|
|Secretary of State of Economy and Finance|
|Preceded by||Miguel Ángel Fernández Ordóñez|
|Succeeded by||Pedro Pérez Fernández|
9 July 1941|
|Political party||Socialist Workers' Party|
|Alma mater||Complutense University of Madrid|
Guillermo de la Dehesa was born in Madrid on July 9, 1941. He was educated at Colegio del Pilar, and studied law at the Complutense University of Madrid. After passing the Técnico Comercial y Economista del Estado in 1968, de la Dehesa held various positions in the central government, in both the ministries of commerce, energy, industry and economics and the Bank of Spain. Under the governments of the Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), he rose to the position of Secretary of State of Economy and Finance (1986-1988).
De la Dehesa joined the private sector in 1988, serving as Chief Executive Officer of Banco Pastor, President of Gas Madrid, and Consultant to Ibersuizas, Unión Fenosa and Telepizza. De la Dehesa is currently an international advisor to Goldman Sachs, Vice President of Amadeus IT Group, Non-Executive Chairman of Aviva Corporation, Member of the European Advisory Board of Eli Lilly and Company and an Independent Director and Member of the Executive Committee of Banco Santander. He is also Chairman of the Board of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, and a patron of the Museo del Prado and the Círculo de Bellas Artes. De la Dehesa is a regular contributor to the newspaper El País and an author of several textbooks on economics. He is a member of the Group of Thirty.
- García, Ángeles (June 7, 2010). "El economista Guillermo de la Dehesa, nuevo presidente del patronato del Reina Sofía". El País. Retrieved 8 August 2013.