Juan Ignacio Gonzalez Bastero
Principal Manager, Chamber 2 Directorate, European Court of Auditors, Luxembourg
Juan Ignacio Gonzalez Bastero joined the European Court of Auditors in December 1999. Since 1 August 2015, he is Principal Manager of the team responsible for the Statement of Assurance (SoA) audit of Economic, social and territorial cohesion. Before, Juan Ignacio was first Head of Unit of the financial audit for Employment and Social affairs, and later Head of unit for the financial audit of the Regional, Transport and Energy policies. From January 2008 until October 2012, he was the Head of Private office of Dr. Harald Noack, German Member of the ECA and Dean of Chamber II (dealing with Structural Policies, Transport and Energy). During this period, he was also in charge of supervising the SoA audit for Research, Transport and Energy, the Cohesion Policy, the EU Joint Undertakings and the performance auditor on the effectiveness of ERDF financial instruments. From 2002 to 2008, he was Member of the Private Offices of Mr François Colling and Mr David Bostock where he also participated in different financial and performance audits in the research and agricultural areas. Before joining the ECA, Juan Ignacio held the position of Director for Finance and Administration of the Siemens-Nixdorf Retail and Banking Systems, S.L. in Spain. He has a University degree in Economics and Business and a Master in Business Administration. Furthermore, Juan Ignacio Gonzalez Bastero has been regular speaker for audit and financial management issues.