Antón Leis



Antón Leis García is Director of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID). He has extensive experience in the field of international development cooperation and multilateral affairs, both in international organisations and in the Spanish Government.

Previously, he held various positions in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), worked as Senior Advisor in the General Secretariat for International Affairs, European Union, G20 and Global Security of the Cabinet of the President of the Spanish Government, and was Advisor to the Secretary of State for International Cooperation.

As a professional dedicated to development, he specialised in economic governance, competitiveness, and the private sector. He worked at the African Development Bank as a Senior Governance and Private Sector Specialist in Tunisia and Ivory Coast after joining its Young Professionals Program, and as a Legal Advisor at the World Bank, covering the Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean regions from the Washington DC headquarters.

He holds a Law Degree from the Carlos III University of Madrid, a Master of Laws (LLM) from Harvard Law School and a dual Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the London School of Economics (LSE) and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po Paris).

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