Nadia Calviño Santamaría, is a Spanish State economist, academic and civil servant of European institutions. In June 2018, she was appointed Minister of Economy and Business, Spain. From 2014 to 2018, she was Director-General for Budget of the European Commission. She holds a degree in Economics (1991) from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) and a degree in Law (2011) from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED). In 1994, she joined the Spanish Civil Service as member of the senior corps of State Economist and Trade Experts (Técnicos Comerciales y Economistas del Estado).
Before joining the European Commission in September 2006, she worked in the Spanish public sector in areas such as macroeconomic analysis and forecasting, foreign trade, economic policy and competition. Other senior roles that she held included Director-General for Competition, Deputy Director-General for Legal and Institutional Affairs and Deputy Director-General for Mergers.
Minister Calviño has lectured at the Faculty of Economic at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. She has also published a large number of articles on matters within her expertise and has been awarded 2012 Women Leadership Awards by the Aliter Business School, and the 2007 Public Sector Lawyer of the Year by Iberian Lawyer magazine. In 2015, HM King Philip VI bestowed Minister Calviño with the Commendation of the Order of Civil Merit.