Professor Cardenete is Deputy Minister at Vicepresidence-Regional Ministry of Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration at Regional Government of Junta de Andalucia, Member of the Committee of the Regions at European Union and President of NECSTouR.

He is Professor of Economics and in the recent years he was Vice-rector of Postgraduate Studies and Director of Loyola Leadership School at Universidad Loyola Andalucia (Seville & Cordoba, Spain)