María Reyes Maroto Illera

Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism of Kingdom of Spain

María Reyes Maroto Illera (born 19 December 1973), is a Spanish economist and politician, who currently serves as Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism of the Sánchez government. Although Maroto was born in the town of Medina del Campo (province of Valladolid), she graduated in Economics from the University of Valladolid. She has two Master Degrees, one in Economics and Finance from the Center for Monetary and Financial Studies and in Assessment and Market Accss in the Pharmaceutical sector from the University Carlos III of Madrid. Maroto worked in the Ideas for the Progress Foundation between 2011 and 2013 and has been an associate professor in the Department of Economics at the University Carlos III of Madrid.

On May 2015, Maroto was elected and became deputy of the Assembly of Madrid, in which she served as socialist spokeswoman in the Committee of Budgets, Economy, Finance and Employment. Besides, she was the Secretary of Sustainable Development at PSOE-Madrid and Trustee of the Pablo Iglesias Foundation.

In June 2018, Maroto was appointed by Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez to integrate his new Council of Minister as Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism. Felipe VI sanctioned her appointment as holder of the portfolio of Industry, Commerce and Tourism by royal decree