Biography

Carlos Quiles (Badajoz, 1981), awarded best Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) in the four-year Baccalaureate (1995-1999), second in the Extraordinary Baccalaureate Awards of Extremadura (1999), studied the Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Bachelor of Economics (BEc), and Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees at the Carlos III University of Madrid (1999-2005). He studied an intensive English language proficiency level course (2000) in Cambridge, and was awarded a scholarship for the best CGPA of the Faculty of Social and Juridical Sciences (2001) to study in the Middlebury College German School intensive immersion program (Advanced Grammar, Modern Literature, Culture and Society). He spent an academic year (2001-2002) at the Humboldt University of Berlin, studying BEc and BBA, as well as DSH-Oberstufenkurs, and courses in French (French Law, History and Culture studies).

He worked as trainee for a Law and Financial Services firm (2005). He published some conventional proposals and dictionaries on Astur-Leonese and Galician-Portuguese dialects, designed dozens of websites, worked as foreign language teacher, and as database and web administrator (2004-2006). He finished the LLB and BBA degrees in Catalan at the Open University of Catalonia, while studying the Licentiate degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Extremadura (2007-2010), obtaining it within half the time planned for the European 6-year model. He is member of Spanish Bar and Medical Professional Associations. He speaks English, French, German, and Russian, understands Arabic.

Fernando López-Menchero (Madrid, 1975), studied Civil Engineering (1993-1999) in the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos de Madrid (ETSICCP), in the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC), and in the Technical University of Munich, obtaining the double degree from ETSICCP (cum laude) and ENPC. He pursued studies in Latin, Greek, Indo-European Languages, culture from the Classics and Archaeology (2000-2005), obtaining the degree in Classical Studies from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). He obtained the MSc. in Public Administration (2008-2009) from the Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset (attached to the UCM).

Most of his professional career has been involved in the road sector in the Spanish Ministry of  Fomento, where he works as a head of service. He has also been a member of the concession team in the international company Acciona (1999-2000) and a collaborator at the Professional Association of Civil Engineers (2000-2001).  He has worked in Germany (1997-1998), France (2005-2006), Luxemburg (2006), Belgium (2008) and Poland (2011) in the framework of different international programmes. He is presently participating in the VII Bellevue Programme (2010-2011) of the Robert Bosch Foundation in Warsaw. He also loves programming, especially in Fortran and Visualbasic.

He speaks French with bilingual proficiency, speaks German, English, and Italian, and is now making enormous progress in Polish. He has been a successful candidate at the EPSO/AD/142/08/OPT1 competition as a linguistic administrator with main language Spanish, and thus holds a laureate for consideration by any European Institution via EPSO.