Magí Clavé graduated from the University of Barcelona in Computer Sciences and obtained an MBA from ESADE. He started his professional career in the IT software development centre at the headquarters of Siemens in Munich, later managing IT banking projects for international clients in Germany, Canada, Portugal, and Spain.
From 1995 to 2004 he was Director of IT at the Deutsche Bank in Spain; his responsibilities included the establishment of a Pan European Centre of Competence in order to develop banking applications for Deutsche Bank Retail & Private and Corporate Banking across Europe.
In 2005, he joined the European Central Bank as Senior Manager in the Information System Directorate General; the main mission was to professionalise IT services within the Bank, transform the ECB IT landscape and to strengthen the unit in order to face the future challenges of the incorporation of new countries to the Euro.
Following an ECB restructuring Magí Clavé was appointed as Deputy Director General in January 2010.