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Trinidad Jiménez

Telefónica
Director of the Global Strategy on Public Affairs
Biography: Trinidad Jiménez, born in Málaga in 1962, is a Spanish politician who graduated in Law from the Autonomous University of Madrid. She is expert in International Relations and has been given the opportunity of participating in numerous political or professional conferences and round tables. Besides, she has published more than a hundred articles and has travelled the world leading international delegations.

Since February, 2016, she has been Director of the Global Strategy on Public Affairs at Telefónica, S.A. Prior to her incorporation to the telecommunicacions company, she was congresswoman within the constintuency of the city of Málaga in the Spanish Congress of Deputies and had important responsibilities within the Spanish Socialists Worker's Party (PSOE) such as Second Vice-president at the Comission of Equality and Spokeswoman at the Comission of Foreign Affairs; member of the NATO Parliamentary Delegation; Spokeswoman of the PSOE party at the Comission of Foreign Affairs in Congress; Secretary of Social Policy at the party from 2012 to 2014, as well as Secretary of International Relations for seven years.

In 2013 she was candidate for Mayor of Madrid and councillor at the Madrid City Government for a period of three years. During José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero's term of office she was  Minister of Health and Social Policy (2009-2010) and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (2010-2011), respectively. Previously she was appointed Secretary of State for Ibero-America until 2006, when she started working as Minister of Health.

From 1995 to 1999 she was Responsible for Relations with Latin America at the Secretary for International Relations of the PSOE party, and professor at the National Distance Education University in countries such as Equatorial Guinea, Israel and Cameroon, where she moved for family reasons. She also worked as Advisor for the National Commission for the commemoration of the Fifth Centenary of the Discovery of America.