Francisco Javier Garzón Morales holds a degree in Economics from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid.
He is a State Chartered Economist and Foreign Trade Expert since 1998 and is currently Chief Executive Officer of ICEX Spain, Trade and Investment, a State Owned Enterprise whose mission is to promote Spanish exports and the internationalization of Spanish companies and to foster investment into Spain.
He worked for two years as an economic advisor in the President´s economic cabinet. He has since then broadened his foreign trade expertise working as Head Economic and Commercial Counsellor of Spanish Embassies in Brazil and Mexico. In between he worked as a Deputy Director in the Spanish Anti-trust Commission (Comisión Nacional de la Competencia).
ICEX Spain, Trade and Investment is a public corporation at national level to promote the internationalization of Spanish companies, support their competitiveness and add value to the economy as a whole, as well as attracting foreign investment to Spain. ICEX Spain Trade and Investment renders its services through a network of 31 Provincial and Regional Divisions in Spain along with almost 100 Economic and Commercial Offices around the world. It offers services on market analysis, business contacts’ provision, business opportunities’ information, target market access conditions, export readiness, training and advisory, strategy formulation and development, investment promotion, export promotion events, legal and financial assistance, lobbying and advocacy.