Juan José Ronco Zapatero
Policy Officer, Blue Economy and Maritime Spatial Planning, DG MARE
Juan José RONCO ZAPATERO was born in 1959 in Zaragoza, Spain. He holds a degree in International and Monetary Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain (KU Leuven), Belgium. He is Policy Officer at the European Commission, Directorate General Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE). His main responsibilities are in Maritime Spatial Planning. Within DG MARE he also worked in the implementation of Action Plan for the Atlantic, in the context of the sea basin strategy for the Atlantic Area, and developed tasks in relation to Outermost Regions and Integrated Maritime Policy. Prior to that, he was with the Directorate General Education and Culture (1994-1998), and Research and Technology (1992-1993). He has also worked in the private sector, with UNISYS Belgium and with S.W.I.F.T., the worldwide banking network.