Spanish Economist, EU Sustainable Finance and Economic Governance Expert.
Emma Navarro is a renowned Spanish economist and specialist in sustainable finance. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Iberdrola España, SAU. Previously, she held the vice-presidency of the European Investment Bank (EIB), the largest multilateral bank in the world by volume of assets and the largest multilateral financier of green projects. At the EIB she led its climate action strategy as the EU Climate Bank and was a key partner of the European Commission for the implementation of the European Green Deal.
Emma has also held the position of General Secretary of the Treasury and Financial Policy, responsible for the management of public debt and the regulation of the financial sector. She has been a director of the Bank of Spain, the CNMV and the FROB, as well as Vice President of the Management Committee of the Deposit Guarantee Fund. She has represented Spain in numerous international financial and economic organizations, as a member of the Economic and Financial Committee of the EU and the Eurogroup Working Group, as well as a deputy representative for the Eurogroup, Ecofin meetings and in the Economy and Finance meetings of the G- 20. She has been alternate Governor and member of the Board of Directors of the Financial Stability Mechanism (MEDE) and member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB).
Emma has held other positions of responsibility in different departments of the Spanish Administration and has been a member of the Board of Directors of different public business entities. She has also served as an advisor to the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund. She has been a member the Corps of State Economists since 2005 and has a degree in Law from the San Pablo CEU University specializing in Legal-Community. She also has a double postgraduate degree in European Studies from the Complutense University of Madrid and the Sorbonne in Paris.
Spanish Minister of Industry, Foreign Affairs (2000-2002) and Science and Technology (2002-2003).
Head of the Energy Sector at NEOM
Deputy Chairman of the International Panel on Climate Change and Nobel Peace Prize 2007. Chairman of the Munasinghe Institute for Development (MIND)
Deputy Prime Minister of Portugal and Minister of Foreign Affairs (2011–2015). Advocate of economic diplomacy.
Leading German economist, key member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (2006-2011)
Spanish Minister of Economy and the Treasury (2004-2009). European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs (1999-2004)
President and CEO of Aena (2017-2018). President and CEO of CESCE (2016-2017). Secretary of State for Trade of Spain (2011-2016). State Economist.