Ana Palacio is Senior Vice President of International Affairs and Marketing, AREVA and former Foreign Minister of Spain. From 1994 to 2002 she was a member of the European Parliament and played an active part in the drafting and legal discussions concerning the reform of European Treaties. She holds degrees in law and political science and sociology and is a lawyer by profession.
Ana Palacio served on President Sarkozy’s Commission on the Liberalization of the French Economy (2007-2008) and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Board of the Atlantic Council of the United States. She also sits on the advisory boards of numerous institutions including the Council on Foreign Relations (US and EU). She was recently Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the World Bank Group.