Fernando Valdés Verelst

Secretary of State of Tourism, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism of Kingdom of Spain

Mr. Valdés owns a degree in Business Administration and Management from Carlos III University of Madrid and a Master’s in International Relations from the Autonomous University of Madrid. He has completed different postgraduate programs in international relations and also completed the Leadership program for public management at IESE Business School and Digital Business program at ISDI. In 2009 he joined the Superior Body of Civil Administrators of the State. Previously, he has worked in different management positions in the State Administration, among others, as deputy director of digitization of Industry or managing director of the State Agency for the Evaluation of Public Policies and Quality of Services (AEVAL). He served as Undersecretary of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism since 2018. He is currently Secretary of State for Tourism.