Raquel Cabrera Alvarez

Raquel Cabrera Alvarez is an international relations expert and political scientist, with extensive work experience in international organisations and the private sector. Currently, she is Head of International Relations at Gas Natural Fenosa – Spain and Latin America’s biggest integrated energy company. Previous to that, she was Chief of Staff to the European Union’s Special Representative for the Southern Mediterranean Region where she was responsible for negotiations with the 28 EU Member States at the Maghreb/Mashreq Committee at the European Council as well as responsible for relations with the countries in the Southern Mediterranean region, namely Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, Libya, and Morocco. Before that, she worked at the Spanish Prime Minister’s Office where she dealt with international and global affairs and led the work on the G20. She was adviser to former Minister for Europe in the UK, Labour MP Denis MacShane. She holds an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a BSocSc in Politics and International Relations from Manchester University. She has recently completed an Executive programme in Global Leadership at Harvard University. She has published opinion articles in many national and international media outlets.