On 19 January 2015, the Rafael del Pino Foundation organised an event on the occasion of the presentation of the book "Lions against Gods", the title of John Müller's latest work, with the participation of John Müller, Luis de Guindos and Miguel Sebastián.
John Müller studied journalism at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He worked for the Chilean weekly Hoy and was the Chilean correspondent for Diario 16. In the late 1980s he moved to Madrid, where he participated in the founding of La Gaceta de los Negocios and El Mundo. In the latter newspaper he has been, among other posts, head of International, deputy editor of Economy and deputy editor. For a brief period he edited El Universal de Caracas. He is currently a columnist for El Mundo.
Miguel Sebastián holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Minnesota and the Complutense University of Madrid, where he is a full professor of Fundamentals of Economic Analysis. He has also been Director of the Research Department at BBVA, General Manager of the financial services company InterMoney and a member of the scientific committees of the Foundation for Applied Economic Studies and the Italian economic research centre NOMISMA. His career in the public sector began in the Ministry of Finance; in the Research Service of the Bank of Spain and as Director of the Economic Office of the President. In 2008 he was appointed Minister of Industry, Tourism and Trade of Spain, a position he held until the end of the legislature. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the International Conference of Commercial Bank Economists and of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Association of International Economics and Finance.
Luis de Guindos is Minister of Economy and Competitiveness of the Spanish Government. He belongs to the Cuerpo Superior de Técnicos Comerciales y Economistas del Estado and held different positions during the two governments of José María Aznar (1996-2004). He has worked in financial services companies and was a member of the Advisory Board of Lehman Brothers at European level and Director in Spain and Portugal of this company until its bankruptcy in 2008. He has been Director of the Financial Sector Centre of PwC and IE Business School since 2010 and was a member of the Board of Directors of Endesa as an Independent External Member.