Law Degree, Complutense University Madrid (1988)
Masters in Foreign Trade, Faculty of Economics of the UNED, Madrid (1993)
Officer in the Spanish Army (1988).
Trainee, European Commission (1989).
Consultant for Longin & Associés Brussels (1993-1994).
EU official (1994).
Deputy Secretary-General of the European People's Party (1994-1999).
Professor of Community Law at the ESAE, Madrid (1995-1999).
Official at the Committee of the Regions (1999).
From 1999, administrator for the EPP Group in the European Parliament: Temporary Committee on the Echelon system - Member of the EP delegation on the Convention of the Charter for Fundamental Rights of the EU and of the Temporary Committee on Genetics.
Since September 2009, Head of Unit of the EPP Group Foreign Affairs Working Group and Responsible for Latin America delegations: EUROLAT Assembly/DAND (Andean Communities), Mercosur, Mexico JPC, Chile JPC, DCAM (Central America).
Currently Deputy Secretary-General of the EPP Group and Director, External Policies. Committees: Foreign Affairs, Development, International Trade, Human Rights and Security and Defence. Responsible for Latin America delegations: EUROLAT Assembly/DAND (Andean Communities), Mercosur, Mexico JPC, Chile JPC, DCAM (Central America).
LANGUAGES: Spanish (mother tongue), French, English, Italian