Secretary-General, Public Interest Oversight Board
Gonzalo Ramos became Secretary General of the Public Interest Oversight Board in July 2009. Until then, he was Executive Director and Board Member for Spain and Mexico at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, where he was vice-chair of the Audit Committee during 2005, and chaired the Financial and Operations Committee until September 2007, and the Early Transition Countries Fund until 2009. Mr. Ramos is a member of the International Monetary Fund External Audit Committee.
He was the first Director General for International Finance at the Spanish Ministry of Finance until 2004, where he developed Spanish policy on international financial stability, international development, financial institutions and external debt management. Previously, he served in various capacities both at home and abroad. During the early nineties, he was Deputy Director General for Oil and Gas.
Mr. Ramos is M.Phil. in Economics from the University of Oxford, graduate in Economics with International Studies from the University of Warwick in the UK, and in Economics from the Autonomous University of Madrid in Spain, and Public Economist in the Spanish Ministry of Finance.