Former Foreign Affairs Minister of Spain
Ana Palacio, a lawyer by profession, was recently appointed by the Prime Minister of Spain to serve as a member of the Consejo de Estado of Spain. Ana Palacio is the first woman to serve as the Foreign Affairs Minister of Spain. As a Member of the Spanish Cortes, she chaired the Joint Committee on the European Union in both houses of the Parliament. Ana Palacio has served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the World Bank Group and as Executive Committee member and Senior Vice President for International Affairs of AREVA. As a Member of the European Parliament, she has chaired the Legal Affairs and Internal Market Committee, the Justice and Home Affairs Committee, and the Conference of Committee Chairs. She is a member of the boards of different companies, think tanks and public institutions. In 2011, she was appointed Senior Fellow and Lecturer at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.