Biography of Inés Argüelles Salaverría (1948-VVVV)

Spanish diplomat born in 1948, who held various positions of responsibility in the administration of the State and institutions of culture and in 2001 assumed the management of the Royal Theatre in Madrid.

He joined by opposition in the diplomatic career in 1979, after completing the Bachelor's degree in political science from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and the diploma in international studies from the diplomatic school. Their first professional destinies were linked to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Director in the Directorate General of international economic relations and the diplomatic Secretary. He/She also advises vocal at the Secretary of State for relations with the European communities and Director of coordination of bilateral affairs with North America and occupied the Counsellor in the Embassy of Spain in El Salvador and the General Secretariat of the Spanish Institute of culture.

After exercising for a few years the Sub-Directorate at the General Secretariat of the Royal House and the management of the Royal Spanish Academy, took a new professional challenge in the private sphere as deputy general director of Banco Central Hispano, responsible for the program of sponsorship and patronage of the financial institution.

In May 2000, took possession of the Directorate General for cooperation and Cultural communication, charge for which was appointed by the Minister of education and culture, Pilar de Castillo, and who left at the end of the following year, when it was proposed formally his candidacy to replace the resigned Juan Cambreleng in the management of the Theatre Royal. Aurea María Roldán, lawyer of the State Council, covered his position in the Ministry, and on 26 December 2001, Inés Argüelles took possession of his new position, after receiving the confirmation of the Board of the Lyric Theater Foundation.

Among the first initiatives of its management, it launched a viability plan to end the deficit of the institution in four years and promoted some novel experiences, such as the creation of a joint subscription of opera to assist during the season 2002-2003 to two performances at the Royal theatre and two others at the Liceo de Barcelona.