Juan Manuel Eguiagaray

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Juan Manuel Eguiagaray
Minister of Industry and Energy
In office
Prime Minister Felipe González Márquez
Preceded by Claudio Aranzadi
Minister for Public Administration
In office
Prime Minister Felipe González Márquez
Preceded by Joaquin Almunia
Personal details
Born 1945 (age 71–72)
Nationality Spanish
Alma mater University of Deusto

Juan Manuel Eguiagaray (born 1945) is a Spanish economist, academic, businessman and retired politician. He is the former minister of industry and energy from 1993 to 1996.

Early life and education[edit]

Eguiagaray was born into a family of Basque origin in Bilbao in 1945.[1][2] He received degrees in economics and in law from Deusto University in Bilbao.[3] He also holds a PhD degree in economics from the same university.[1]


From 1970 to 1982 Eguiagaray taught economics at Deusto University.[4] In the 1970s he entered politics and became a member of the PSOE.[1] He was also named a member of the PSOE's executive committee.[5] He was elected to the Spanish Parliament,[1] representing Murcia province. He was named the minister for public administration in 1991 in the cabinet of Prime Minister Felipe Gonzales, replacing Joaquin Almunia in the post.[6] He served in the post until 1993 when he was appointed minister for industry and energy in a cabinet reshuffle[7] and replaced Claudio Aranzadi in the post.[8] Eguiagaray was in office until 1996[1] and he retired from politics in 2001.[4]

After leaving politics Eguiagaray returned to teaching post. He taught macroeconomics and applied economics, and was associate professor at Carlos III University in Madrid until 30 September 2006.[9] He also served as the director of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company until February 2013.[3][10] He is the director of studies at the Fundación Alternativas, a Madrid-based think tank.[5][9]


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  2. ^ Rod Usher (13 March 2000). "A Tight Fight". Time. Madrid. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Executive Profile". BusinessWeek. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "2005 Reports". EADS. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Progressive governance" (PDF). Policy Network. London. 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Guillermo M. Cejudo (March 2007). "New wine in old bottles" (PDF). CIDE. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  7. ^ Phil Davison (14 July 1993). "Gonzalez brings independents into Spain's cabinet". The Independent. Madrid. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Paloma Fernández Pérez (2008). "Global businesses, global lobbies" (PDF). Universidad Nacional. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "2007 Reports". EADS. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  10. ^ Andrea Rothman (6 February 2013). "EADS Renews Board With Directors Giving Enders Political Freedom". Bloomberg. Retrieved 4 September 2013.