(Durango, Bizkaia, 1964). He took a degree in Art History at the Complutense University of Madrid in 1987. He began his career in 1986, running Ikeder (Bilbao), a company of cultural services, until 1994. This year he joined the sub-directorate general of National Museum Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, where he stayed until 1996. From 1996 to 2002 he became the director of Fine Arts Museum of Bilbao, contributing to modernize its activity and facilities. From 2002 to 2017 he directed El Prado National Museum. In 2017 he was appointed to direct, once again, the Fine Arts Museum of Bilbao.