Born in 1942. Castilla La Mancha. Doctorate in Agricultural Engineering, ETSIA Madrid. Diploma, European Community studies, Diplomatic College. Project Director, National Institute for Agricultural Research. First national prize for agricultural research. Secretary, National Committee for Agricultural Studies of the Partido Popular, 1982-1991. Member, regional Parliament of Castilla-La-Mancha for Ciudad Real, 1991-1996. Director-General for Food, Ministry of Agriculture, 1996-1999. MEP since 1999.