Manuel Ayerdi Olaizola (born 13 January 1967) is a Basque economist, politician, Minister of Economic Development and Business of Navarre and a member of the Parliament of Navarre. He was previously First Vice President of Navarre.

Manu Ayerdi
Manu Aierdi.jpg
Aierdi in April 2016
Minister of Economic Development and Business of Navarre[a]
Assumed office
23 July 2015
PresidentUxue Barkos
María Chivite
First Vice President of Navarre
In office
23 July 2015 – 6 August 2019
PresidentUxue Barkos
Preceded byLourdes Goicoechea
Succeeded byJavier Remírez
Member of the Parliament of Navarre
In office
15 June 2011 – 27 July 2015
Succeeded byConsuelo Satrustegi
Assumed office
19 June 2019
Personal details
Born
Manuel Ayerdi Olaizola

(1967-01-13) 13 January 1967 (age 55)
San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain
Political partyBasque Nationalist Party
Other political
affiliations
Geroa Bai
Alma materUniversity of Deusto
OccupationEconomist, Politician
  1. ^ Minister for Economic Development from July 2015 to August 2019. Minister of Economic Development and Business since August 2019.

Early lifeEdit

Aierdi was born on 13 January 1967 in San Sebastián (Donostia), Basque Country.[1] In 1989, he received a degree in economics and business administration from the San Sebastián campus of the University of Deusto.[1][2][3] He has a post-graduate degree (1996) in financial management in SMEs.[4]

CareerEdit

Aierdi joined the marketing department of information and communications technology company Ibermática in 1989.[2][5] He was economic and financial director of Alcer, a construction company, from 1991 to 2001.[2][5] He was also director of quality systems, prevention and environment at Alcer.[2][5] Between 2001 and 2012, he was director of economic-financial and corporate services at Arian.[2][6] He was Arian's legal representative in China between 2004 and 2011.[2][5]

In the 1990s, Aierdi taught human resources management models at the University of Deusto's Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences.[2][7]

Aierdi has been affiliated with the Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ) since 2003 and was an executive member of its Navarrese branch, the Napar Buru Batzarra (NBB), from 2008 to 2012.[1][7] He was president of NBB from 2012 to 2015.[8][9]

Aierdi contested the 2011 regional election in Navarre as an Nafarroa Bai electoral alliance candidate and was elected to the Parliament of Navarre.[10][11] He was re-elected at the 2015 regional election as a Geroa Bai candidate.[12][13]

In July 2015, he was appointed First Vice President of Navarre and Minister of Economic Development by President Uxue Barkos.[14][15][16] He resigned from parliament on 27 July 2015.[17] In his ministerial role, Aierdi has been president of various state-owned companies including Sodena, Cener and Naitec.[4] He came under criticism after Sodena loaned €3 million to Davalor Salud, a company that was in financial difficulties and subsequently went into administration.[18]

Aierdi was re-elected at the 2019 regional election.[19][20] In August 2019, he was appointed Minister of Economic Development and Business by President María Chivite.[21][22][23]

During COVID-19 pandemic in Spain, he tested positive for coronavirus on 14 March 2020.[24]

Electoral historyEdit

Electoral history of Manu Aierdi
Election Constituency Party Alliance No. Result
2011 regional[10][11] Navarre Basque Nationalist Party Nafarroa Bai 4 Elected
2015 regional[12][13] Navarre Basque Nationalist Party Geroa Bai 2 Elected
2019 regional[19][20] Navarre Basque Nationalist Party Geroa Bai 5 Elected

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Ayerdi Olaizola, Manuel" (in Basque). Pamplona, Spain: Parliament of Navarre. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Biografía: Vicepresidente de Desarrollo Económico - Manu Ayerdi Olaizola" (PDF) (in Spanish). Pamplona, Spain: Government of Navarre. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Javier Remírez (PSN) y José María Aierdi (Geroa Bai) serán los vicepresidentes del Gobierno de Navarra". Europa Press (in Spanish). Madrid, Spain. 2 August 2019. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Garapen Ekonomiko eta Enpresarialeko kontseilaria - Manu Ayerdi Olaizola" (in Basque). Pamplona, Spain: Government of Navarre. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d "Este es el nuevo gobierno de María Chivite: los trece consejeros que acompañarán a la socialista esta legislatura". Navarra.com (in Spanish). Pamplona, Spain. 2 August 2019. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  6. ^ Ondarra, Marcos (7 August 2019). "Un "anticarcelario", la exbatasuna y un 'moroso': las 'perlas' que aportan los socios de Chivite". El Español (in Spanish). Madrid, Spain. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Manu Ayerdi, vicepresidente económico". Diario de Navarra (in Spanish). Pamplona, Spain. 16 July 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Gobernu parekidea izango da". Berria (in Basque). Andoain, Spain. 3 August 2019. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Osatu da Nafarroako Gobernua". euskalerriairratia.eus (in Basque). Pamplona, Spain. 7 August 2019. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  10. ^ a b "Hauteskunde Prozedura: Nafarroako Hauteskunde Batzordea - Aldarrikatutako hautagai-zerrendak" (PDF). Nafarroako Aldizkari Ofiziala (in Basque). Vol. 2011, no. 78. Pamplona, Spain: Government of Navarre. 26 April 2011. pp. 6591–6595. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Hauteskunde Prozedura: Lehendakaritza, Justizia eta Barne Departamentua - Nafarroako Parlamenturako Hauteskundeak 2011" (PDF). Nafarroako Aldizkari Ofiziala (in Basque). Vol. 2015, no. 147. Pamplona, Spain: Government of Navarre. 26 July 2011. pp. 11310–11311. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  12. ^ a b "Hauteskunde Prozedura: Nafarroako Hauteskunde Batzordea - Aldarrikatutako hautagai-zerrendak" (PDF). Nafarroako Aldizkari Ofiziala (in Basque). Vol. 2015, no. 81. Pamplona, Spain: Government of Navarre. 28 April 2015. pp. 5248–5252. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  13. ^ a b "Hauteskunde Prozedura: Lehendakaritza, Justizia eta Barne Departamentua - Nafarroako Parlamenturako Hauteskundeak 2015" (PDF). Nafarroako Aldizkari Ofiziala (in Basque). Vol. 2015, no. 116. Pamplona, Spain: Government of Navarre. 17 June 2015. p. 7380. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  14. ^ "Nafarroako Foru Komunitatea: Agintariak eta Langileak - Kargu-uzteak, Izendapenak eta Bestelako Egoerak". Nafarroako Aldizkari Ofiziala (in Basque). Vol. 2015, no. 142. Pamplona, Spain: Government of Navarre. 23 July 2015. pp. 8318–8319. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  15. ^ "Toma posesión el Gobierno de Navarra presidido por Uxue Barkos". EFE (in Spanish). Madrid, Spain. 23 July 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  16. ^ "Ainhoa Aznárez asiste a la toma de posesión de los nueve consejeros del Gobierno de Navarra" (in Spanish). Pamplona, Spain: Parliament of Navarre. 23 July 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  17. ^ "Serie G: Informes, Convocatorias e Información Parlamentaria - Renuncia de D. Manu Ayerdi Olaizola a su condición de ParlamentarioForal" (PDF). Boletín del Parlamento de Navarra (in Spanish). Vol. IX, no. 5. Pamplona, Spain: Parliament of Navarre. 4 August 2015. p. 10. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  18. ^ "Ayerdi sigue en el Gobierno después de que Chivite y el PSN pidieran su dimisión por el escándalo Davalor". Navarra.com (in Spanish). Pamplona, Spain. 7 August 2019. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  19. ^ a b "Hauteskunde Prozedura: Nafarroako Hauteskunde Batzordea - Aldarrikatutako hautagai-zerrendak" (PDF). Nafarroako Aldizkari Ofiziala (in Basque). Vol. 2019, no. 83. Pamplona, Spain: Government of Navarre. 30 April 2019. pp. 5326–5330. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  20. ^ a b "Hauteskunde Prozedura: Lehendakaritzako, Funtzio Publikoko, Barneko eta Justiziako Departamentua - Nafarroako Parlamenturako Hauteskundeak 2019" (PDF). Nafarroako Aldizkari Ofiziala (in Basque). Vol. 2019, no. 106. Pamplona, Spain: Government of Navarre. 3 June 2019. p. 6886. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  21. ^ "Nafarroako Foru Komunitatea: Agintariak eta Langileak - Kargu-uzteak, Izendapenak eta Bestelako Egoerak" (PDF). Nafarroako Aldizkari Ofiziala (in Basque). Vol. 2019, no. 153. Pamplona, Spain: Government of Navarre. 7 August 2019. pp. 9852–9854. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  22. ^ "Txibiteren 13 kontseilariek kargua hartu dute, eta osatu da Nafarroako Gobernu berria". Berria (in Basque). Andoain, Spain. 7 August 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  23. ^ "Chivitek 'pazientzia' eskatu die 13 kontseilariei, 'une gogorrak' izango direlako". EITB (in Basque). Bilbao, Spain. 7 August 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  24. ^ El consejero navarro Manu Ayerdi da positivo en coronavirus (in Spanish)

External linksEdit

Manu Ayerdi on Twitter