Felipe González Márquez

Former Prime Minister of Spain


Felipe González was Secretary General of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) from 1974 to 1997 and Spanish Prime Minister from 1982 to 1996. He was also vice president of the Socialist International from 1978 to 1999, Chairman of the Global Progress Foundation (1997-2009) as well as President of the Reflection Group on the Future of the European Union (2007-2010). Since 2016, he has been appointed International Member of the Commission for the Follow-up, Impulse and Verification of the Implementation of the Colombia Peace Agreement (CSIVI). He has received several awards, such as the Charlemagne Prize (1993), Carlos V European Award by the European Academy of Yuste Foundation (2000), and the Athens City Democracy Award (2017). He graduated from the Faculty of Law at the Universidad de Sevilla.