High flying lawyer, mother of 3 and wife of deputy leader Nick Clegg.
IT is no secret that Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez is Spanish, but the average Briton knows little about her professional accomplishments. She us currently a partner and head of Trade at multinational law firm
Gonzalez was born in Olmedo (
She studied law at
She met Nick Clegg in
After working in BT she passed the exam to become a civil servant at the European Commission. She started as EU negotiator to the WTO (World Trade Organisation) on telecoms and e-commerce. Then she moved as trade advisor to the cabinet of Chris Patten who was external relations commissioner. Gonzalez was responsible for relations with Middle East and Latin America, and then
In 2006 she quit the civil service and became head of international trade practice for
As if her life was not busy enough, in June this year the Board of Directors of renewable energy giant the
Described as a liberal, this Roman Catholic mother of three, wife to the Deputy Leader and successful businesswoman, somehow manages to balance her three roles in a way that only a woman can, a Spanish woman at that.
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