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.
Member of the Executive Committee of the European Bank. Chairman at Societè Générale
President of Brazil (2011-2016)
President of the French Republic (2007-2012)
Professor for Monetary and International Economics at Würzburg University
Former Polish Deputy Prime and Finance Minister & President of the National Bank (until 2006)
Spanish politician and lawyer, President of the Ciudadanos Party (2006-2019)
Former Prime Minister of Ireland (Taoiseach) 1994-1997
Former EU ambassador to the US
Minister of Justice of the Spanish Government (2014-2018)