Arancha Gonzalez Laya

Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain

Degree in Law, University of Navarra; Postgraduate in European Law, University of Carlos III, Madrid. Started career in the private sector advising companies on trade, competition and state-aid matters. Formerly: positions at the European Commission; European Commission Spokeswoman for Trade; eight years as Chief of Staff, World Trade Organization (WTO), involved in setting up the Aid for Trade initiative and represented WTO at the G-20.