Mr. Fernando Borreda of Spain is currently serving as Head of Chemical and Biological Disarmament and No Proliferation in the Foreign Policy Directorate of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs; as such he is also 1540 resolution point of contact and expert.
He has more than 20 years of experience in international security, arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation. From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Borredá has served as Chemical Weapons/Munitions Inspector in the OPCW, serving the 3 last years as Acting Team Leader.
Before joining the OPCW, Mr. Borreda served his country in the Spanish Verification Unit, as expert on disarmament and verification. He supported OPCW missions in Spain, and also was inspector of conventional munitions, performing arms control missions in Europe and Eurasia. In addition, he was analyst on conventional arms control Declarations.
Previously, he served his country as infantry officer of the Spanish Army, including a Tour of Duty under the United Nations Protection Force in Ex-Yugoslavia in 1995.
Mr. Borreda holds a PhD. in International Relations and a Master Degree in International Security and Peace Studies. He is author of several publications on Chemical Weapons Convention and Disarmament.