Ambassador Morenés Presents Credentials at the White House
4/24/2017
Pedro Morenés is the new  Ambassador of Spain in the United States of America. He presented his letters of credence today, Monday, April 24, 2017, to President Donald Trump, the last and necessary requirement to complete his accreditation as Ambassador.
 
Ambassador Morenés, who was previously Spain's Minister of Defense, was appointed Ambassador to the United States by Spain's Council of Ministers on March 24, 2017.

About Ambassador Morenés

Ambassador Morenés was born in Las Arenas in the province of Biscay in 1948. He obtained a Bachelor of Law from the University of Navarre and a Master's Degree in Ship Management and Economics from the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics.

He was a member of the maritime law firm AMYA, lawyer of the Astilleros Españoles company, Director of Legal Services of the Division of Naval Construction at the National Industrial Institute, Secretary of the Council and of Legal Matters of Astilleros Españoles, and Astilleros de Talleres del Noroeste, and Commercial Director of the Naval Construction Division of the National Industrial Institute, as well as a member of the Board of Telefónica and Tabacalera. He was Deputy Minister of Defense, Deputy Minister of Security, and Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Policy. He has held the positions of Secretary General of the Círculo de Empresarios Business Circle​, President of the Board of Directors of Construcción Navales del Norte and President of MBDA España and Segur Ibérica. In December of 2011 he was named Minister of Defense.​

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