José Manuel Albares Bueno (1972) has been the Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Spain since 10 July 2021. He has been the Spanish Ambassador to the French Republic and the Principality of Monaco and Secretary-General for International Affairs, European Union, G20 and Global Security at the Office of the President of the Government, acting as a sherpa to the President of the Government both before the European Union and the G20.
A career diplomat. He has been posted to Colombia, France and the Permanent Representation of Spain to the OECD. In his posting to the OECD, he was elected Vice-Chairman of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Deusto University, specialised in legal-economic matters with a Diploma in Business Science, a Diploma in National Defence from CESEDEN and a Diploma in Cultural Management Aboard from Carlos III University, in collaboration with the Diplomatic School. He founded and coordinated the Circle for International Reflection.
He has been awarded the Commander by Number of the Order of Isabella the Catholic and the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit for Distinguished Services in Peru, the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic and the Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the Pole Star of Sweden. He has four children.