José María Aznar López
Mr. José María Aznar is a Spanish politician and was the fourth president of Spain, from 1996 to 2004. During his tenure as President of the Government of Spain, he spearheaded a major process of economic and social reforms. He held the Executive Presidency of the Popular Party between 1990 and 2004 and the Honorary Presidency until 2016. He has been President of the International Democratic Center (IDC) and Vice President of the International Democrat Union (IDU). He has a degree in Law from Madrid’s Universidad Complutense. State finances inspector since 1975. He was a professor (Distinguished Scholar) at Georgetown University from 2004 to 2011, and a distinguished fellow at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University from 2011 to 2016, during which time he founded and led the Atlantic Initiative of the Center for Transatlantic Studies.