President of the Government of Spain
Born in Madrid on February 29, 1972.
Pedro Sánchez has been President of the Government of Spain since June 2018. He is a doctor in Economics and Secretary General of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE), which he joined in 1993. He was also Secretary General of the PSOE, leader of the opposition and candidate for the Presidency of the Government between 2014 and 2016. Previously, he was a deputy in Congress for the Madrid constituency and a councilor in the Madrid City Council.
Married and a father, Sánchez studied high school at the Ramiro de Maeztu Institute in Madrid where he was a youth player for the Estudiantes basketball club. In 1995, he graduated in Economics and Business Administration from the María Cristina Royal University College, a center attached to the Complutense University of Madrid. Subsequently, he completed two postgraduate studies: a Master’s in EU Economics from the Free University of Brussels and a Diploma in Advanced Studies in European Economic and Monetary Integration from the Ortega y Gasset University Institute.
In 2012, Sánchez received his doctorate in Economics from the Camilo José Cela University, where he was a professor of Economics.
Prior to his tenure as a university professor, he worked as an adviser in the European Parliament and was a member of the cabinet of the United Nations High Representative in Bosnia Herzegovina.