Directorate-Generals that Report Directly to the Ministry
01/08/2017

Directorate-General for International Economic Relations
This is responsible for the proposal and execution of Spanish foreign policy in the field of international economic relations, both of a bilateral and multilateral nature, and the participation in the creation of action plans that lead to the improved management and projection of the economical image of Spain abroad.

The Director General is Cristina Serrano Leal. Born in 1968, she is Ph. D. in Economics and is a member of the High Corps of Spanish State Economists and Trade Experts. She was the deputy director general of Financial and Economic Affairs of the European Union in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. Between 2010 and 2015 she was assigned as Permanent Representation of Spain to the European Union as the Economic and Commercial Counsellor. She was later deputy director general for Trade Policy with Ibero-America and North America in the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.
 


Directorate-General for Communication and Diplomatic Information
This is responsible for creating the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation's communication strategy and as acting as the Ministry's official spokesperson. Likewise, it coordinates and plans the communication tasks of the State Secretaries, Directorate-Generals of the Ministry, Permanent Representations and Consular Offices of Spain. It also manages the design and content on the Ministry's web page and proposes and executes the social media strategy for the Department and Representations of Spain abroad.

Its director general is Ana María Rodríguez Pérez. She has a degree in Philosophy and Arts with a specialism in Arabic and Islam, and an International Diploma in Public Administration from L'École Nationale D'administration (ENA) in France. She is a member of the High Corps of Civil State Administrators. She has been appointed by the Civil Government of Granada and, as Counsellor of Information, Permanent Representation of Spain to the European Union and Italy. She has held different positions in the State Secretariat for Communication of the Ministry of the Presidency and in the General Technical Secretariat of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Treasury. From August 2012 was been Counsellor Coordinator of Information in the Permanent Representation of Spain to the European Union.


Introducer of Ambassadors
With the rank of Ambassador, they are responsible for preparing, coordinating and carrying out the official acts and ceremonies regarding State foreign policy that take place nationally and abroad, particularly the official trips of Their Majesties the King and Queen and the visits by foreign Heads of State.

The Introducer of Ambassadors is María Sáenz de Heredia y Alonso. With a degree in Law, she became a diplomat in 1986. She has been appointed as Permanent Representation of Spain to the International Bodies with headquarters in Geneva and to the European Union. Deputy Assistant Director-General of Personnel at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the deputy director-general of Technical International Bodies and head of the Technical Cabinet of the Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. She has been deputy head of Protocol in the Royal Household of Spain, and prior to her current role she was General Secretariat for the Royal Household of Spain.

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