Rubén Manso Olivar holds a doctorate and bachelor’s degree in Economic and Business Sciences and a bachelor’s degree in Law. He is a Credit Institutions Inspector for the Bank of Spain. He requested a leave of absence from the Bank to teach at university and work in the private sector.
He began his teaching at a centre affiliated to the Complutense University of Madrid, and subsequently held the posts of Deputy Director to the Rector of Research and Director of the Department of Financial Economics and Accounting at the European University of Madrid. He is currently lecturing at the University of Alcalá. He has been a visiting lecturer at various postgraduate institutes including the School of the Spanish Confederation of Savings Banks, the Madrid Stock Exchange Institute for Stock Market Studies, the University of Deusto, the International Financial Training Centre of the University of Alcalá, the EFA (Escuela de Finanzas Aplicadas), the Army War School, the Military Engagement School of the Spanish Ministry of Defence, and the General Military Academy. He is a Captain (Voluntary Reservist) of the Spanish Army.