Fernando Fernández is Full Professor of International and Financial Economics at IE Business School. A Ph.D. in Economics, he is an international consultant on macroeconomic, regulatory and financial issues, and currently sits as a non-executive member of the Boards of Bankia and Red Eléctrica. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Spanish Institute of Financial Advisors (IEAF) and the Foundation for Financial Research (FEF). Currently, he is the Director of the Annual Review of the Euro, a yearly book edited by FEF and Fundación ICO.
Previously he has worked as Global Chief Economist for Santander and Senior Economist at the International Monetary Fund. As a consultant, he has worked in many emerging economies basically, in the development of financial institutions and markets. He has been an outside expert for the European Court of Auditors and the European Parliament. He was a member of the Expert Committee for the Reform of the Spanish Tax System. As a full time Academic, he served as Rector of Nebrija University and European University in Madrid.
Dr. Fernández publishes regularly on academic and current issues and is a frequent economic analyst on major radio and television networks, as well as guest speaker at national and international conferences and workshops.