Pedro Sánchez (Madrid, 1972) has been president of Spain since 2018. He has a doctorate in economics and is the secretary general of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE), which he joined in 1993. He was also secretary general of the PSOE, leader of the opposition, and candidate for president from 2014 to 2016. He was previously a member of congress for Madrid and a councilor in Madrid’s municipal government.
Married with two children, Pedro Sánchez attended the Ramiro de Maeztu School in Madrid, where he played on the reserve team for the Estudiantes basketball club. In 1995, he obtained a degree in Economic and Business Sciences before pursuing graduate studies and completing a doctoral degree in Economics at the Camilo José Cela University, where he also taught Economics.
Before working as a professor, he was a consultant for the European Parliament and cabinet member of the United Nations’ High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina.