Global Forum on Tourism Statistics, Knowledge and Policies


Mr. Fernando Valdés Verelst


Secretary of State for Tourism


Mr. Fernando Valdés Verelst has a degree in Business Administration and Management from the Carlos III University of Madrid and a Master's in International Relations from the Autonomous University of Madrid. He has completed different postgraduate programs in international relations and also completed the leadership program for public management at the IESE Business School and the Digital Business program at ISDI. In 2009 he joined the Superior Corps of Civil Administrators of the State. He has worked in different management positions in the General State Administration. Until July 2020 he was Undersecretary of Industry, Commerce and Tourism.