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Gabriel MATO Gabriel MATO
Gabriel MATO

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)


Spain - Partido Popular (Spain)

Date of birth : , Madrid

Curriculum vitae Gabriel MATO

Original version : ES

Curriculum vitae   (The MEP is solely responsible for the information published)

Updated: 27/02/2015

Education (qualifications and diplomas)

  • 1984-1984 : University, Law: Autonomous University of Madrid

Professional career

  • 1985-... : Legal adviser to La Palma Council (Public service/Government (other areas))
  • 1986-1988 : Assistant judge at the Court of Santa Cruz de la Palma (Public service/Government (other areas))

Political career

Offices held in a political party or national trade union

  • 2014-... : Partido Popular (PP) Chairman for La Palma
  • 2014-... : PP Deputy Secretary-General for the Canary Islands
  • 2014-... : Member of the PP National Executive Bureau

Offices held in local government bodies

  • 1991-1995 : Deputy mayor of Santa Cruz de La Palma
  • 1991-1995 : Councillor responsible for education, culture, youth and sport

Offices held in a regional assembly

  • 2003-2007 : President of the Canary Islands Regional Parliament
  • 1989-2004 : Member of the Canary Islands Regional Parliament ­ Spokesman for the PP Group

Offices held in regional government bodies

  • 1997-2000 : Minister for Agriculture, Stockbreeding, Fisheries and Food in the Canary Islands Government

Offices held in a national parliament

  • 2000-2004 : Member and Second Secretary of the Congress of Deputies
  • 2008-2011 : Member of the Congress of Deputies

Offices held in the EU institutions

  • 2009-2014 : Member of the European Parliament
  • 2014-... : Member of the European Parliament

Other activities

  • 2014-... : International tennis official
  • 2014-... : Former member of the Canary Islands Sports Committee


  • Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit (Spain)
  • Gold Medal of the Parliament of the Canary Islands
  • Silver Medal of the Santa Cruz de La Palma Bar Association
  • Silver Medal of Anfaco-Cecopesca
  • Gold Badge of the Canary Islands Industrial Association (ASINCA)