Alvaro López Barceló was appointed Director General of the Treasury and Financial Policy in August 2022. His work involves, among other tasks, Spain’s regulation of the banking sector, capital markets and payment systems; devising and executing the Kingdom of Spain’s funding programme; the promotion of the Spanish debt in Spain and in roadshows abroad; the supervision of the Treasury’s cash position and management; sustainable and digital finance; and the inspection and control of capital movements for the purposes of the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing.
Before that, he held various positions at the Spanish Ministry of Economic Affairs including as Head of Funding and Debt Management, Head of Strategic Analysis and IMF/G20 Relations and as Deputy Head of Competition and Economic Regulation. He also worked at the European Commission in Brussels for three years in the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs. He has been a member of the Financial Services Committee of the European Union, the Financial Markets Committee of the OECD, the G20 Working Group on International Financial Architecture and a Member of the Management Board of ENISA, Spain’s National Innovation Company.
ALVARO LOPEZ BARCELO - Director General of the Treasury and Financial Policy - Ministry of Economy and Digitalization