Javier García Cañete
Director of the Trend Observatory
Director of the Botín Scholarships Programme for the Strengthening of Civil Service in Latin America
Holding a Doctorate in Forestry Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, he began his career at the University of Ávila, where he served as the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academic Planning between 1997 and 1999.
Between 1999 and 2003, he took up different posts in the Public Administration, within the Government of the Autonomous Region of Madrid: Managing Director of the Institute of Madrid for Agriculture and Food Research; Director General of Agriculture; Director General of Universities, and Vice Minister of Public Works, Planning and Transport.
He was the Deputy Director of the San Pablo CEU Foundation and the Chair of the Academic Council of the International Business School, until December 2010, when he was appointed Director of the Botín Foundation´s Trend Observatory and Development and Talent Programmes.
His work as a professor and researcher includes his participation in 30 different research projects and 25 publications in national and international journals within the area of physical planning and rural development. He is currently a lecturer at the King Juan Carlos University and previously taught at both the School of International Business in Bogotá and the International University of La Rioja.
He is a member of the Advisory Board of the UNESCO Chair in Higher Education Management and Policy, a member of the Advisory Board of the Quality Assurance Agency of the University System of Castilla y León, a Patron of the European Foundation Society and Education and a Patron of the APIC Foundation.
Javier García Cañete (Madrid, August 1968) is married and has four children.
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