José Iribas Sánchez de Boado.
José Iribas Sánchez de Boado was born in Tafalla in 1961. He is married and has five children.
Mr Iribas holds a degree in Law. He worked as a lawyer from 1985 to 2008. He has completed the Higher Business Administration Programme of the Institute of Business Studies (IESE) of the University of Navarra and the Executive Management Programme of the IE Business School.
He began his political career as a UPN councillor in his hometown for the legislative session 1987-1991. In 1991, he was elected as UPN Mayor of Tafalla. In 2003, he became a UPN councillor at the Pamplona Council, an office he held until 2011. He was also Secretary of Education, Deputy Mayor, and senator (1989-2008).
José Iribas is the founder of the youth association Promoción Cultural Navarra. He has been decorated with the Cross of the Order of St Raymond of Penyafort.
In July 2011, he took office as the Minister of Education of the Government of Navarra.