José Leandro

‎Director, Policy, Strategy and Coordination, European Commission, DG ECFIN,

José Leandro is currently Director for Policy, Strategy and Co-ordination at the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission.

He has been an Adviser to President Juncker, responsible for the preparation of The Five Presidents' Report on completing Europe's Economic and Monetary Union.

Between 2010 and 2014 he was Principal Advisor for economic affairs in the cabinet of the President of the European Council (Mr H. Van Rompuy).

He has also spent a large part of his career working on development economics, notably as Senior Economist at the World Bank.