Guillermo de la Dehesa

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(lawyer, economist, politician, businessman)
Guillermo de la Dehesa a la XVII Trobada d'Economia a S'Agaró, 8 febrer 2013.jpg
Madrid, Spain
Alma materColegio del Pilar, Complutense University of Madrid
SpouseMichèle Barbé
Member ofEuro 50 Group, Goldman Sachs/International Advisors, Group of Thirty
PartySpanish Socialist Workers' Party
Politician, then Goldman Sachs/International Advisors, Group of Thirty, Double Bilderberg

Guillermo de la Dehesa Romero is a Spanish lawyer, economist, politician and businessman. After leaving his politics as Secretary of State of Economy and Finance in 1988, he received a lucrative position as an international 'advisor' to Goldman Sachs.


Guillermo de la Dehesa was born in Madrid on July 9, 1941. He was educated at Colegio del Pilar, and studied law at the Complutense University of Madrid. After passing the Técnico Comercial y Economista del Estado in 1968, de la Dehesa held various positions in the central government, in both the ministries of commerce, energy, industry and economics and the Bank of Spain.

Under the governments of the Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), he rose to the position of Secretary of State of Economy and Finance (1986-1988).

During those Government years de la Dehesa participated in the negotiations for accession of Spain to the European Union and, later, became a member of the 113 Committee, and of ECOFIN. He was also a member of the OECD Ministerial meetings, Deputy Governor of the IMF and the World Bank and Governor of the Inter American, Asian and African Development Banks for several years.[1]

De la Dehesa joined the private sector in 1988, serving as Chief Executive Officer of Banco Pastor, President of Gas Madrid, and Consultant to Ibersuizas, Unión Fenosa and Telepizza. De la Dehesa is currently an international advisor to Goldman Sachs, Vice President of Amadeus IT Group, Non-Executive Chairman of Aviva Corporation, Member of the European Advisory Board of Eli Lilly and Company and an Independent Director and Member of the Executive Committee of Banco Santander. He is also Chairman of the Board of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, and a patron of the Museo del Prado and the Círculo de Bellas Artes. De la Dehesa is a regular contributor to the newspaper El País and an author of several textbooks on economics.[2] He is a member of the Group of Thirty.


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/198912 May 198914 May 1989Spain
La Toja Island
37th Bilderberg meeting, 110 guests
Bilderberg/199322 April 199325 April 1993Greece
Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel
The 41st Bilderberg, held in Greece
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