GREGORIO LASO MOSTOLES Calle Manzano,1 Pozuelo de Alarcón.ZC 28224 Madrid.Spain Work pone +34 913353495 cell + 34 639203862 gregoriolaso@yahoo.es Nationalities: Spain EXPERIENCE Government of the Kingdom of Spain (1986-present) Advisor to the Undersecretary of the Office for the Implementation of Public Administratation Reform and Transparency. Vicepresidency-Ministry of the Presidency. (2015-present)

Implementation of the reform of the Spanish Public Administration (CORA) at OPERA Office. Advisor to the Undersecretary of the Office on Transparency and Open Government policies. Liaised with OECD and UE and other international organizations.International relations´ and communication´s advisor.

Embassy of Spain in the United States, Washington, DC Public Diplomacy and Press Counselor (2009-2014)

 Manage U.S. and foreign media relations for the Embassy.  Act as spokesperson for the Embassy.  Organize all aspects of media relations during official visits of Spanish government officials including the visit of the President of the government as well as the Foreign Minister.  Created the Embassy’s platform for use of social media.  Organized media coverage of the quincentenary of the arrival of Ponce de Leon in Florida.  Participate as a member of the National Press Club and Digital Diplomacy Coalition of Washington.  Develop and manage communication strategy for the Spanish government during World Bank and IMF annual meetings.  Head and manager of press and public diplomacy staff.  Liased with the European Comission in Washington.

Embassy of Spain in the People’s Republic of China, Beijing Public Diplomacy and Press Counselor (2004-2009)

 Created the press office in the Spanish Embassy in Beijing.  Acted as public relations officer and spokesperson for the Embassy.  Organized press coverage of state visits to Beijing and Hong Kong.  Planned the “Year of Spain” in China.  Established the Embassy’s web page.  Liaised with Chinese media and managed relations with the Spanish and international press.  Co-authored a poll and a study on the perception of Spain within China with TNS.

Embassy of Spain in the Russian Federation, Moscow Public Diplomacy and Press Counselor
(1997-2003)

 Acted as public relations officer and spokesperson for the Embassy.  Organized press coverage of state visits to Russia.  Coordinated press activities with Russian media as well as media from former Soviet republics.  Organized public outreach and press coverage.

Government of Spain, Madrid (1987-1996)  Worked as legal media regulator for the government.  Planned government´s media strategy.  Organized public outreach and press coverage.  Represented Spain before international bodies as the Council of Europe (CDMC now CDMSI) as well as the European Union on mass media issues and regulations.  Acted as Spanish representative to the Information Group of the Council of the European Union and member of the editorial board of the Council of the European Union´s Contact Magazine.  Coordinated media relations within the executive branch.  Acted as deputy legal director at the Spanish Court of Accounts. Advice and prepared and wrote legal reports on public auditing of the accounts of the economic departments of the Spanish Government.  Held the position of Deputy Director of International Information within the Prime Minister´s Spokesperson´s office.(1992).Planned the communications strategy for official events and conmemorations such as the 500 year anniversary of the arrival of Columbus to the Americas,Barcelona 92 Summer Olympic and Seville EXPO´92.  Held the position of Deputy Director of Information Analysis within the Prime Minister’s Spokesperson’s office (1995 -1996).Planned communications strategy and analysed the media information regarding the government´s policies.  Head and manager of press and public diplomacy staff. HONORS Encomienda de la Orden al Merito Civil (2002) (Order of Civil Merit of the Kingdom of Spain)  The order recognizes the civic virtue of officers in the service of Spain as well as extraordinary service by Spanish and foreign citizens for the benefit of Spain.

LANGUAGES Fluent in English, Spanish (native). French and Russian. Intermediate knowledge of Mandarin Chinese.

EDUCATION Universidad Carlos III Madrid, Spain Master’s course Degree (1993-1994)  Studies realized within the School of Public Administration and University Carlos III of Madrid. Concentration in legal and economic integration within the European Union.

Universidad Autonoma de Madrid  Madrid, Spain

Degree and Master in Law  (1979-1984) 5 compulsory academic years.Public, private and International law.

Qualified as high civil servant of the Spanish Government.

Passed qualifying exams to become a “First High” ranking civil servant within the Spanish Administration with a focus on administrative law and management of public policies. (Civil State Administrator)

Member of Madrid Bar Association Madrid ,Spain

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

• El español en las redes sociales a través de la Embajada de España en Estados Unidos. Article. Tribuna Norteamericana Journal / nº22, junio 2016.Universidad de Alacalá de Henares. • “The use of the Spanish language on twitter in the USA” (presentation to the Digital Diplomacy Coalition). • “Information as a Public Service” (presentation at the Tenth Anniversary of the Venice Club). • “Cross-border communication through television and its impact on East-West relations” (presentation at the The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe OSCE). • “European standards in advertisement and public relations” (presentation to the Spanish Public Relations Association).
• "Legal framework regarding advertisement" (presentation to the School of Public Relations at the Universidad del Pais Vasco). • “The Image of Spain in China”. Article. BICE September 1-15 2009 ORGANIZATIONS  Member of the National Press Club in Washington DC.  Member of Digital Coalition Diplomacy in Washington DC. PERSONAL INTERESTS • Tennis, golf, sailing and amateur photography. • Vice President of alumni association for the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.