Fernando Salazar Palma – Executive President CESCE

Fernando Salazar is a Commercial Technician and State Economist, with a degree in Economics and Business Administration and a Master’s in Public Administration (Fulbright scholarship at the Maxwell School of Public Affairs, Syracuse University. New York). With a broad professional career, he has been, since 2016, Deputy Director General of Financial Promotion of Internationalization. Previously, he was Chief Advisor in the Economic and Commercial Office in Brasilia between 2012 and 2016, a position he arrived at from ICEX where he was Executive Vice President of the Spanish Institute of Foreign Trade (ICEX) between 2010 and 2011.

Also within the General Administration of the State, The new president of CESCE, has held various management positions in the field of trade policy and multilateral financial institutions: he has been Chief Counsel in the Economic and Trade Office of the Spanish Embassy in Beijing, China (2007-2010), Chief Cabinet of the Secretary of State for Tourism and Trade (2004-2007) of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism of Spain, Advisory Member in the General Sub-Directorate of Financial Promotion of Export (2002-2004) of the Ministry of Economy of Spain, Consultant at the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) (1998-2001), Deputy Deputy Director General for Trade Policy Mult ilateral (1992-1994) and Territorial Director of Commerce in Castilla y León (1991-1992). Good connoisseur of the business and operation of CESCE, a company in which he has been a member of the Board of Directors on two occasions, the first between 2004 and 2007 and the second from 2016 to the date of his appointment as Chairman.