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|The Most Excellent|
|Minister of Economy and Enterprise of Spain|
Assumed office |
7 June 2018
|Prime Minister||Pedro Sánchez|
|Preceded by||Román Escolano|
|Director-General for Budget of the European Commission|
|Preceded by||Hervé Jouanjean|
|Succeeded by||Silvano Presa (acting)|
October 3, 1968|
La Coruña, Spain
Complutense University of Madrid|
National University of Distance Education
|Occupation||Economist, State economist and academic|
Nadia Calviño Santamaría (born 3 October 1968), is a Spanish State economist, academic and civil servant of the European institutions. From 2014 to 2018, she was Director-General for Budget (DG BUDG) of the European Commission and, since 7 June 2018, Minister of Economy and Enterprise of Spain in the Sánchez government
Born in La Coruña in 1968, Calviño is the daughter of José María Calviño, former director general of the Radio Televisión Española. She graduated in Economics (1991) from the Complutense University of Madrid and in Law (2001) from the UNED. She is a member of the Senior Corps of State Economists and Trade Advisors. In the Spanish administration, she served as general director of the National Competition Commission.
After more than a decade working in the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Calviño moved to the European Commission in 2006. There she held the posts of Deputy Director-General attached to the Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP) and Deputy Director-General in the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG MARKT), as well as Deputy Director-General in the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union.
Calviño was chosen by Pedro Sánchez to be part of his new government, following the motion of censure that the PSOE presented against the previous government of Mariano Rajoy (PP) and that was approved by the Congress of Deputies on 1 June 2018. Thus, on 7 June she took office as Minister of Economy and Enterprise before the King at Palace of Zarzuela .
Calviño is mother to four children. Among her hobbies are 1950s cinema and cooking. She speaks Spanish, English, French and German.