Fernando Fernández Martín

Fernando Fernández Martín (born 29 May 1943 in Santa Cruz de La Palma, Tenerife) is a Spanish politician who was the president of the Canary Islands between 1987 and 1988. He is now a Member of the European Parliament with the People's Party, part of the European People's Party, and sits on the European Parliament's Committee on Development.

He is a substitute member of the Committee on Regional Development, a vice-chair of the Delegation for relations with the countries of the Andean Community and a substitute member for the Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.



  • 1965-1968: Assistant lecturer in neurology (Navarre)
  • 1969-1979: Senior lecturer in medical pathology (La Laguna)
  • 1984: Deputy professor in neurology (La Laguna)
  • 1971-1999: Head of the Neurology Department at the University Hospital of the Canary Islands
  • 1994-1999: Member of the PP Regional Executive Committee (Canary Islands, 1991–2004) and of the PP National Executive Committee
  • 1983-1994: Member of the Canary Islands Regional Parliament
  • 1983-1989: Regional President of the Social Democratic Centre party (CDS) in the Canary Islands
  • 1991-1994: Chairman of the PP parliamentary group
  • 1987-1990: President of the Autonomous Government of the Canary Islands
  • since 1994: Member of the European Parliament
  • 1999-2001: Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Development
  • 1994-2004: Member of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • 2001-2004: Vice-Chairman of the Delegation for relations with the countries of South America and Mercosur
  • 2004: Chairman of the ad hoc delegations for Venezuela (2003) and for Bolivia
  • Member of election observation missions for various electoral processes in Africa and Latin America


  • Chain of the Order of the Canary Islands
  • Medal of the Spanish Senate and other national and foreign decorations

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