Tuesday, December 6

The Government replaces the person in charge of the Recovery Plan

The Government has relieved the general director of the Plan and the Recovery and Resilience Mechanism, Rocío Frutos Ibor. The Council of Ministers has appointed this Tuesday his successor in office, Jorge Fabra, who until now was deputy director of this department, dependent on the General Secretariat of European Funds of the Ministry of Finance and Public Administration. Government has reported on the replacement in the reference of the Council of Ministers.

Frutos had been appointed to the position in January 2021, after holding the position of Deputy Director General of Programming and Evaluation of European funds. Prior to these responsibilities, she had held different positions in the Ministry of Economy. She is a commercial technician and state economist. Sources from the Ministry of Finance assure that the replacement occurs for personal reasons after Frutos requested the change four months ago.

Fabra Portela has a degree in Economics from the Autonomous University of Madrid and a Master’s degree in Economic Analysis from the University of Essex, in the United Kingdom. The new general director of the Recovery Plan joined the Higher Corps of Commercial Technicians and State Economists in 2008.

During this time, he has been deputy deputy director of Strategic Analysis and the International Financial System at the General Secretariat of the Treasury, in charge of the affairs of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and advisor in the cabinet of the presidency of the Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (AIReF). ).

Between 2013 and 2017, he worked as a National expert in the Directorate General for the Economy (DG Ecfin) of the European Commission, in the secretariat of the Economic and Financial Committee. At this stage, Fabra focused on monitoring the application of the Stability and Growth Pact and, in particular, on the common methodology of the ‘output gap’ (growth gap).

From September 2018 to February 2021, he served as advisory member for European economic affairs in the Department of Economic Affairs and G20 of the Presidency of the Government.