MENA-OECD Government-Business Summit


Marta Blanco


President CEOE International


Before becoming a member of the State Economists and Trade Experts Division in 1992, Marta Blanco got her BA in Business Science at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid and studied Political Science at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. She also holds an MBA from the Escuela de Organización Industrial (EOI). To name a few of the institutional positions she has held, she was the Director of Cabinet of the Secretary of State for Trade (2011-2013), deputy director of Trade Policy for the EU at the Trade Secretariat (2006-2009), director at the Consumer Goods Division of ICEX (2005 – 2006), Spanish representative at the Inter-American Development Bank (2002 – 2005), and deputy director of Foreign Debt and Project Assessment and chief of the Spanish delegation at the Paris Club (1999 – 2002). Previously she worked as advisor for the Cabinet of the Secretary of State for Trade and chief of the Support Unit of the General Directorate of Foreign Trade. Regarding her roles at the tourism sector, she was the General Director of Turespaña, General Director for the Community of Madrid Tourism Directorate and President of Tourism, Culture and Sports Council at CEOE. She has also served at the Board of Directors of ICEX, AENA, CESCE, PYMAR and Expansión Exterior, and has been speaker at numerous courses and seminars regarding internationalization and tourism. Currently, Marta Blanco is President of CEOE International, President of International Relations Committee at CEOE, Vicepresident of Business at OECD Trade Committee and Spanish Representative at G20 Empower. Languages: Fluent in Spanish, English and French.