Alfredo Bonet was born in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) in 1958. Married and father of three, he holds a degree in Economic and Business Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid since 1981, and became a member of the body of Spanish civil servants specialised in economy and trade in 1984.
He started working in trade policy issues in the headquarters of the Ministry of Economy in Madrid. Between 1987 and 1991 he was posted as Economic and Commercial Counsellor at the Spanish Embassy to the US, head of the Trade Commission in Miami (Florida). After two years as Deputy Director General for EU Trade Policy in Madrid, he was posted again as Economic and Commercial Counsellor at the Spanish Embassy to Italy, head of the Trade Office in Milan (1993 to 1997). He then moved to the private sector, as General Manager of the international consulting company Altair Asesores, before returning to the public sector in 2001 to become Director-General for Promotion at the Spanish Institute for External Trade (ICEX). In 2004 he was appointed Secretary-General for External Trade at the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade. After six years, he was promoted again to Secretary of State for External Trade in July 2010, a position he held until December 2011. In September 2012 he took the position of Head Economic and Commercial Counsellor at the Permanent Delegation of Spain to the OECD in Paris, until April 2015 when he returned to Madrid after asking for the leave from the public sector to become International Director of the Spain Chamber of Commerce.
Alfredo Bonet spoke in the session ” Changing chamber business models”.
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