News | Miguel Ferre joins Kreab to lead the Financial Policy area


Miguel Ferre joins Kreab to lead the Financial Policy area


Madrid, 11th March, 2019. – Kreab, an international communications and public affairs consultancy firm founded in Sweden in 1970, incorporates Miguel Ferre as Financial Policy Senior Consultant to lead and consolidate the financial regulation practice in Spain according to the guidelines and regulations that the European Union proposes in this matter. In addition, a large part of his work will be carried out in the public affairs area for the Latin American region in which Kreab has developed a significant offices network in recent years.

Kreab, Spain’s leading advisor in the field of financial communication and a reference in Public Affairs consultancy, reinforces its team in this area at a time of growth and expansion for the firm. In a financial regulation environment that is extremely demanding and in a high legislative complexity, divided between Madrid and Brussels, the incorporation of Miguel Ferre will provide Kreab with leadership in expert advice on public matters.

Miguel Ferre was Secretary of State for Finance between 2012 and 2016 and has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. He has held positions of responsibility in Spain’s Permanent Representation to the European Union, and has belonged to the Spanish delegation in the ECOFIN. Ferre has been a member of various working groups of international organisations such as the OECD or the United Nations.

For Carmen Basagoiti, Managing Partner of Kreab Spain: “This incorporation brings Kreab great experience in financial regulation and corporate governance, complementing the Financial Communication area and reinforcing our positioning in Public Affairs”.

For Eugenio Martinez Bravo, Executive Vice President of Kreab Worldwide and President and CEO of Kreab Spain: “Every day, hundreds of pieces news in financial and regulatory matters that influence business occur throughout the world. Being able to count on Miguel Ferre’s experience to select, analyse and act taking the risks into account, is key to the decision making process of our clients. This incorporation aims to capitalise much more on the capabilities and presence of our Brussels office, which is among the most important Communication and Public Affairs firms in the European Union.”


Miguel Ferre’s career

Miguel Ferre currently holds the position of Vice President of the Global Corporation Centre (GCC), a research centre created by the EY Foundation and the IE Business School, which analyses and discusses the main challenges facing large companies in good corporate governance. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Iberian Property and collaborates with EPRA (European Public Real Estate Association) that discusses the future of the European real estate market, especially in Portugal and Spain. Before joining Kreab, Miguel Ferre held the position of Senior Advisor at the consulting firm Burson Cohn & Wolfe.

Previously, Miguel Ferre was appointed Secretary of State for Finance in 2011, within the Ministry of Finance and Public Administration, a position he held until 2016. From that position he has participated in Spanish economic policy decisions in recent years, especially in the budget management of the said legislature, in terms of public revenue. When exercising these roles, he was a member of the Commission of Secretaries of State and Undersecretaries and, also a member of the particularly relevant Delegate Commission of the Government for Economic Affairs.

Previously, he worked in both the private and public sectors, where he took on various responsibilities. In the public sector, he held the executive position of Deputy Director General both in the AEAT and in the Tax Department of the Ministry of Finance. He was also part of Spain’s Permanent Representation in Brussels to the European Union, and has been a member of various OECD and United Nations organisations. Prior to his appointment as Secretary of State he was a Partner in PwC (PriceWaterhouseCoopers).

He has also been a member of the Boards of Directors in the public business sector of entities such as SEPI (State Company of Industrial Participations), SEPES (Public Land Enterprise) of the Free Trade Zone Consortium of Barcelona (where he served as a Member).

Miguel Ferre has a degree in Law from the Complutense University of Madrid and member of the Madrid Bar Association. He is State Finance Inspector and has completed postgraduate studies in Financial and Tax Law. He has also been speaker at various universities and business schools.