JULIAN GARCÍA VARGAS
Graduated in 1968 with a degree in Economic Sciences from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
After two years as an investment analyst at AGECO, Stock Market Company, he joined the Cuerpo Superior de Administradores Civiles del Estado [State Civil Administration] through public competition and later in the State Finance Inspectors.
He has been Deputy-Director of the Financial Policy Directorate of the Ministry of Economy and Treasury and Regional Director for the Treasury in Madrid. He has been a member of various committees of the OECD and has taken courses in the International Monetary Fund.
In 1982 he was appointed as Chairman of the Instituto de Crédito Oficial [Spanish Official Credit Institute], a position he held until 1986, also being Administrator for Spain of the European Investment Bank.
In 1986 he was appointed as Minster for Health and Consumers, remaining in this position until 1991. In March 1991 he was appointed Minister for Defence, a position he held until July 1995.
Between November 1995 and April 1996, he was European Union Special Envoy in the city of Mostar (Bosnia) for the implementation if the Dayton Peace Agreement.
He is currently Chairman of AESMIDE, an association of contractor companies with the Public Administrations. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the Ministry for Health, he formed part of the Advisory Board of INDRA, COPISA and Software AG and is Director for EXCEM.
He is a Board Member for the Fundación PFIZER, the Fundación Yehudi Menuhin, the Fundación de Minusvalías Congénitas and INCIPE. He is Chairman of the Asociación Atlántica Española.