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CaixaBank es un grupo financiero con un modelo de banca universal socialmente responsable con visión a largo plazo, basado en la calidad, la cercanía y la especialización, que ofrece una propuesta de valor de productos y servicios adaptada para cada segmento, asumiendo la innovación como un reto estratégico y un rasgo diferencial
de su cultura, y cuyo posicionamiento líder en banca minorista en España y Portugal le permite tener un rol clave en la contribución al crecimiento económico sostenible.
CaixaBank, S.A. es la entidad matriz de un grupo de servicios financieros cuya acción se encuentra admitida a negociación en las bolsas de Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia y Bilbao y en el mercado continuo, formando parte del Ibex-35 desde 2008, así como del Euro Stoxx Bank Price EUR, el MSCI Europe y el MSCI Pan-Euro.
Jordi Gual Solé, born in Lleida in 1957, has served as Chairman of CaixaBank since 2016.
He holds a PhD in Economics (1987) from the University of California at Berkeley and is a professor of Economics at the IESE Business School and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London.
He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Telefónica and on the Supervisory Board at Erste Group Bank. He is also a member of the Institute of International Finance (IIF) Market Monitoring Group, Chairman of FEDEA, Vice President of the Círculo de Economía and the Fundación Cotec para la Innovación, and serves on the Boards of the CEDE Foundation, the Institució Cultural del CIC, and the Real Instituto Elcano.
Prior to his appointment as Chairman of CaixaBank, he was the Chief Economist and Head of Strategic Planning and Research for CaixaBank and Director General of Planning and Strategic Development for CriteriaCaixa. He joined the “la Caixa” group in 2005. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Repsol and served as an Economics Advisor for the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs in Brussels and as a Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.
Jordi Gual's work on banking, European integration, regulation and competition policy has been widely published.
In 1999 he was awarded the research prize from the European Investment Bank and in 1979 the special award as part of his degree in economic and business sciences. He was also a Fullbright Scholar.
Tomás Muniesa born in Barcelona in 1952; He has been Deputy Chairman of CaixaBank since April 2018.
Mr. Tomás Muniesa Arantegui holds a Degree in Business Studies and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the ESADE Business School.
He joined ‘la Caixa’ in 1976 and was appointed Deputy General Manager in 1992 and General Manager of Insurance and Asset Management of CaixaBank from 2011 until November 2018. Besides, he has been executive Deputy Chairman and CEO of VidaCaixa, from 1997 to November 2018.
Mr. Muniesa is currently Deputy Chairman of CaixaBank, VidaCaixa and SegurCaixa Adeslas. He is also member of the ESADE Foundation Board of Trustees and a board member of Allianz Portugal.
Previously, he served as the Chairman of MEFF (Sociedad Rectora de Productos Derivados) and Deputy Chairman of BME (Bolsas y Mercados Españoles), Second Deputy Chairman of UNESPA, Director and Chairman of the Audit Comission of the Insurance Compensation Consortium, Board Member of Vithas Sanidad SL and Substitute Board Member of Grupo Financiero Inbursa in Mexico.
Gonzalo Gortázar, born in Madrid in 1965, has been CEO of CaixaBank since June 2014.
Mr Gortázar holds a dual degree in Law and Business from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE) and an MBA with distinction from the INSEAD Business School.
He is currently Chairman of VidaCaixa and board member of Banco BPI.
Mr Gortázar served as CaixaBank's Chief Financial Officer prior to being appointed CEO in June 2014. Before that, he was CEO of Criteria CaixaCorp between 2009 and June 2011. From 1993 to 2009, he worked at Morgan Stanley in London and Madrid, holding several posts in the investment banking division and leading the European Financial Institutions Group until he joined Criteria in mid-2009. Previously, he held various corporate and investment banking positions at Bank of America.
He has been First Vice-Chairman at Repsol and a board member of Grupo Financiero Inbursa, Erste Bank, SegurCaixa Adeslas, Abertis, Port Aventura and Saba.
Xavier Vives Torrents was born in Barcelona in 1955. He has been a member of the CaixaBank Board of Directors since 2008 and the Lead Director from 2017.
He is a Professor of Economics and Finance at the IESE Business School. He also holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
He was Professor of European Studies at INSEAD from 2001-2005; Director of the Institute of Economic Analysis at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas between 1991-2001; and a Visiting Lecturer at the universities of California (Berkeley), Harvard, New York (King Juan Carlos I Chair 1999-2000), and Pennsylvania, as well as the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
He has also advised the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the New York Federal Reserve, the European Commission (where he was Special Advisor to the EU Vice President and Competition Commissioner, Joaquín Almunia). He is also a member of CARE (Advisory Council for Economic Recovery and Growth) of the Government of Catalonia and has advised many international companies. Mr Vives also served as Chairman of the Spanish Economic Association in 2008; and Deputy Chairman of the Spanish Energy Economics Association in 2006-2009 and was a Duisenberg Fellow at the European Central Bank in 2015.
He currently sits on the Board of Fundación Aula; he is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts; Research Fellow of the CESifo and the Center for Economic Policy Research; Fellow of the European Economic Association since 2004, Fellow of the Econometric Society since 1992 and Chairman of EARIE (European Association for Research in Industrial Economics) between September 2016 and August 2018.
He has published numerous articles in international journals and directed the publication of various books. He received the King Juan Carlos I National Award for Research into Social Sciences in 1988; the "Societat Catalana d'Economia" (Catalan Economics Society) award in 1996; the Narcís Monturiol Medal from the Government of Catalonia in 2002; and the "Premi Catalunya d'Economia" (Catalonia Economics Award), 2005; The IEF Award for academic excellence for his professional career in 2012; he is also the recipient of a European Research Council Advanced Grant, 2009-2013 and 2018-2023, was awarded the King Jaime I Award for economics in 2013.
Natalia Aznárez Gómez (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 1964) became the representative of the CajaCanarias Foundation on the Board of Directors of CaixaBank in February 2017.
Degree in Business and Commercial Management from Universidad de Málaga and diploma in Business (speciality: Accounting and Finance) from Universidad de La Laguna. Former professor of Accounting and Finance at Universidad de La Laguna.
Ms. Aznárez Gómez began her professional career collaborating with General Management of REA METAL WINDOWS, to launch distribution of their products in Spain. In 1990, she joined the CajaCanarias marketing department. In 1993, Ms. Aznárez Gómez assumed leadership of the CajaCanarias individual customers segment, participating in the development of financial products and campaigns, the development and implementation of a CRM tool, and the personal banking and private banking service. She later became the head of the marketing department.
In 2008, Ms. Aznárez Gómez was named deputy director of CajaCanarias, heading up management of human resources at the bank. In 2010, she became assistant general manager of CajaCanarias. After Banca Cívica assumed all assets and liabilities of CajaCanarias, Ms. Aznárez Gómez took the helm of CajaCanarias General Management as the financial institution indirectly carrying out the financial activity. Following the entity's transformation into a banking foundation, she served as general manager until 30 June 2016.
Ms. Aznárez Gómez has actively served on several committees in the savings bank sector, including the executive committee of the Savings Bank Association for Labour Relations (Asociación de Cajas de Ahorros Para Relaciones Laborales, ACARL), the Euro6000 Marketing Committee, and the marketing committee and the human resources committee of the Spanish Confederation of Savings Banks (Confederación Española de Cajas de Ahorros, CECA). She has also held several positions at foundations.
Ms. Aznárez Gómez is currently the chair of the CajaCanarias employee pension plan control committee, the vice-chair of the Cristino de Vera Foundation, secretary of the CajaCanarias Business Learning and Development Foundation, and director of the CajaCanarias Foundation.
Maria Teresa Bassons was born in Cervelló in 1957. He has been a member of the CaixaBank Board of Directors since June 2012.
She graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Barcelona (1980) and she is a Specialist in Hospital Pharmacy. She holds a pharmacy license. She has also been a member of the Executive Committee of the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona, since 2002, and Chair of the Business Committee for the health care sector in the same institution. She has also been Deputy Chair of the Official College of Pharmacists in Barcelona (1997-2004) and General Secretary of the Catalan Pharmaceutical Association Council (2004-2008).
She is a member of the Board of Directors of Bassline, S.L. and Administrator of TERBAS XXI, S.L. and a member of the Board of Laboratorios Ordesa since January 2018, as well as a member of the Oncolliga Scientific Committee.
She was a member of the Board of Directors of Criteria CaixaHolding from July 2011 to May 2012, a board member of Caixa d'Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona "la Caixa" from April 2005 to June 2014, Trustee of the Fundación Bancaria Caixa d'Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona "la Caixa" from June 2014 to June 2016 and a member of the Consultative Committee of Caixa Capital Risc until June 2018.
She has also been a member of the Advisory Council on Smoking of the Health Department of the Catalan Government (1997-2006) and of the Advisory Committee on Bioethics of the Catalan Government (2005-2008) and director of the INFARMA Conference and Exhibition at the Fira in Barcelona in the 1995 and 1997 events, and director of the publications "Circular Farmacéutica" and "l'Informatiu del COFB" for twelve years.
In 2008 she was awarded the Medal of Professional Merit by the General Council of Pharmacists in Spain. In June 2018 she was named Academician of the Catalan Royal Academy of Pharmacy.
Verónica Fisas (Barcelona 1964) has served on the Board of Directors of CaixaBank since February 2016.
She holds an undergraduate degree in Law and a Master’s in Business Administration. She joined Natura Bissé very early in her career, thus acquiring vast knowledge of the company and of all its departments.
She has been the CEO of the Board of Directors of Natura Bissé and the General Director of the Natura Bissé Group since 2007. Since 2008, she has also been a trustee of the Ricardo Fisas Natura Bissé Foundation.
In 2001, as the CEO of the United States subsidiary of Natura Bissé, she was responsible for the expansion and consolidation of the business, and obtained outstanding results in product distribution and brand positioning.
In 2009 she joined the Board of Directors of Stanpa, Asociación Nacional de Perfumería y Cosmética. In 2012 she was named Vice Chair of Stanpa and Chair of the Association’s Committee of Professional Aesthetics. She received the Award for the Company-Family Balance Award at the Second National Awards for Women Executives in 2009 and the International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge Award for her professional career, in 2014. In November 2017, the Entrepreneurs Magazine awarded Verónica Fisas as "Executive of the Year".
She received the Award for the Company-Family Balance Award at the Second National Awards for Women Executives in 2009 and the International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge Award for her professional career, in 2014.
Alejandro García Bragado, born in Girona in 1949, has been a member of the Board of Directors of CaixaBank since January 2017.
He holds a degree in Law from Universidad de Barcelona, and he is a State Lawyer since 1974. He was first assigned to Castellón de la Plana and by the end of 1975 to Barcelona.
In 1984 he requested an extended leave of absence to become the Barcelona Stock Exchange’s legal advisor and in 1989, once the stock exchange became a company, he was appointed Secretary to the Board of Directors while continuing to practice law.
In 1994 he left the Barcelona Stock Exchange to concentrate on his legal profession and to provide legal advice to “la Caixa”. In 1995 he was appointed Deputy Secretary to the Board of Directors and then Secretary in 2003. He was appointed Deputy Manager in 2004 and Executive Manager in 2005. From June 2014 to December 2016 he was Deputy Chairman and Deputy Secretary to the Board of Trustees of Caixa d’Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona, “la Caixa, Banking Foundation.
At CaixaBank he was Secretary (non-member) to the Board of Directors from May 2009 to December 2016 and General Secretary from July 2011 to May 2014.
He was Secretary to the Board of Directors of La Maquinista Terrestre y Marítima, SA; Intelhorce; Hilaturas Gossipyum; Abertis Infraestructuras, SA; Inmobiliaria Colonial, SA; and Sociedad General de Aguas de Barcelona, SA., among others.
He served on the Board of Gas Natural SDG, S.A. from September 2016 up to May 2018. He has been First Vice Chairman at CriteriaCaixa since June 2014 and has sat on the Board of Directors of Saba Infraestructuras since September 2018.
Ignacio Garralda Ruiz de Velasco, born in Madrid 1951, has been a member of the Board of Directors of CaixaBank since 2017.
Graduated with a Law Degree from the University of Complutense de Madrid.
He is a Notary Public, on leave, since 1989. He began his professional career as Notary for Commercial Matters, from 1976 to 1982, the year in which he became a Licensed Stock Broker of the Ilustre Colegio de Agentes de Cambio y Bolsa de Madrid until 1989.
He was a founding member of AB Asesores Bursátiles, S.A, where he was Vice-Chairman until 2001, Vice-Chairman of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, SV, S.A. from 1999 to 2001 and Chairman of Bancoval, S.A. from 1994 to 1996. Between 1991 and 2009 he was on the Board of the Governing Body of the Madrid Stock Exchange.
He is currently the Chair and CEO of Mutua Madrileña Automovilista. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2002 and a member of the Executive Committee since 2004, where he is the current Chair, as well as for the Investment Committee. He is the First Vice-Chairman of Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME), a member on the Board of Directors de Endesa S.A., where he has been the Chair of the Audit Committee since 2016.
He is Chairman of Fundación Mutua Madrileña, a member on the Board of Trustees of Fundación Princesa de Asturias, Museo Reina Sofía, Pro Real Academia Española and Fundación de Ayuda contra la Drogadicción.
María Amparo Moraleda (Madrid 1964) has been a member of the Board of Directors of CaixaBank since 2014.
She graduated in Industrial Engineering from the ICAI and holds an MBA from the IESE Business School.
She is an Independent Director at several companies: Solvay, S.A. (since 2013), Airbus Group, S.E. (since 2015) and Vodafone Group (since 2017).
She is also a member of the Supervisory Board of the Spanish High Council for Scientific Research (since 2011), member of the Advisory Boards of SAP Ibérica (since 2013) and of Spencer Stuart (since 2017).
Between 2012 and 2017 she was a member of the board of directors of Faurecia, S.A. and member of the Advisory Board of KPMG Spain (since 2012).
Between January 2009 and February 2012 she was Chief Operating Officer of Iberdrola SA's International Division with responsibility for the United Kingdom and the United States. She also headed Iberdrola Engineering and Construction from January 2009 to January 2011.
She was General Manager of IBM Spain and Portugal between July 2001 and January 2009, with the area for which she was responsible extended to encompass Greece, Israel and Turkey from July 2005 to January 2009. Between June 1999 and 2001 she was assistant executive to the President of IBM Corporation. From 1998 to 2000 Ms. Moraleda was General Manager of INSA (a subsidiary of IBM Global Services). From 1995 to 1997 she was HR Director for EMEA at IBM Global Services and from 1988 to 1995 held various professional and management positions at IBM España.
She is also a member of various boards and trusts of different institutions and bodies including the Academy of Social Sciences and the Environment of Andalusia, the Board of Trustees of the MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Madrid and the International Advisory Board of the Instituto de Empresa.
In December 2015 she was named a full academic member of the Royal Academy of Economic and Financial Science.
In 2005 she was inducted into the Women in Technology International (WITI) organisation's Hall of Fame, established to recognise, honour, and promote the outstanding contributions women make to the scientific and technological communities that improve and evolve society, while her numerous distinctions include: the Values Leadership Award (FIGEVA Foundation – 2008), the Javier Benjumea Award (Engineering Association of the ICAI – 2003) and the Award for Excellence (Spanish Federation of Female Directors, Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs – Fedepe – 2002).
John Reed born in Chicago in 1939, has been member of the Board of Directors of CaixaBank since 2011.
He was raised in Argentina and Brazil. He came to go to college in the United States and graduated from Washington and Jefferson College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1961 under a joint degree program earning a BA and a BS degree. He served as a Lieutenant in the Corp of Engineers, US Army from 1962-64 and then returned to MIT for his MS. Mr. Reed spent thirty five years with Citibank/Citicorp and Citigroup, the last sixteen years as Chairman. He retired in April of 2000.
Mr. Reed returned to work as Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange from September 2003 until April 2005. Served as Chairman of the Corporation of MIT -2010 – 2014.
He was appointed Chairman of the Board of American Cash Exchange in February 2016.
Mr. Reed is President of the Boston Athenaeum and Trustee of NBER. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Philosophical Society.
Eduardo Javier Sanchiz Irazu was born in Vitoria in 1956. He has been a member of the CaixaBank Board of Directors since 2017.
He holds a degree in economics from the University of Deusto, San Sebastián campus, and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the Instituto Empresa in Madrid.
He was CEO of Almirall from July 2011 until 30 September 2017. During this period, the company underwent a significant strategic transformation with the aim of becoming a global leader in skin treatment.
Previously, after joining Almirall in May 2004, he was Executive Director of Corporate Development and Finance and Chief Financial Officer. In both positions, Eduardo led the company's international expansion through a number of alliances with other companies, and through licensing of external products, in addition to five acquisitions of companies and product portfolios. He also coordinated the IPO process in 2007.
He has been a member of the Almirall Board of Directors since January 2005 and a member of the Dermatology Committee since its creation in 2015.
Prior to joining Almirall, he worked for 22 years (17 outside Spain) at Eli Lilly & Co, an American pharmaceutical company, in finance, marketing, sales and general management positions. He was able to live in six different countries and some of his significant positions include General Manager in Belgium, General Manager in Mexico and, in his last position in the company, Executive Officer for the business area that encompasses countries in the centre, north, east and south of Europe.
He was a member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico and of the Association of Pharmaceutical Industries in a number of countries in Europe and Latin America.
He is currently a member of the Strategic Committee of Laboratory Pierre Fabre.
José Serna Masiá was born in Albacete in 1942, and has been a member of the CaixaBank Board of Directors since July 2016.
He graduated in Law at Madrid’s Universidad Complutense in 1964, and began his professional career in the legal department at Butano, S.A. (1969/70).
In 1971 he joined the State Lawyer Corps, and worked in the Corps in Salamanca and at the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Finance. He then joined the State’s contentious services division at what was then known as the Madrid Territorial Court (now the High Court of Justice) until he applied for leave in 1983.
Between 1983 and 1987 he worked as Legal Advisor at the Madrid Stock Exchange. In 1987 he was admitted as a Forex and Stock Market Broker at the Barcelona Stock Exchange, and was elected Secretary of its Union Board. He was involved in the 1988 stock market reform as Chairman of the Promoter of the new Barcelona Stock Exchange, and also as a member of the Consultative Committee of the newly created National Securities Market Commission.
In 1989 he was elected Chairman of the Barcelona Stock Exchange, a post he held for two consecutive terms until 1993. From 1991 to 1992 he was Chairman of the Spanish Stock Market Body representing Spain’s four Stock Exchanges, and Vice-Chairman of the Spanish Financial Futures Market in Barcelona. He was also Vice-Chairman of the “Barcelona Centro Financiero” Foundation and of Sociedad de Valores y Bolsa Interdealers, S.A.
In 1994 he started work as Forex and Stock Market Broker at the Official Traders College in Barcelona.
He sat on the ENDESA Board between 2000 and 2007, and was also a member of its Control and Audit Committee, and in fact chaired the Committee between 2006 and 2007. He also worked as advisor to ENDESA Diversificación and ENDESA Europa.
He was a Barcelona Notary Public from 2000 to 2013.
Koro Usarraga was born in San Sebastián in 1957, and has been a member of the CaixaBank Board of Directors since 2016.
She holds a degree in Business Administration and Management and a Business Management Master’s qualification from ESADE Business School, in addition to a degree in Senior Business Management from the IESE Business School, and is also a Chartered Accountant.
Independent member of the Board of NH Hotel Group since 2015 until October 2017.
She worked at Arthur Andersen for 20 years, and was made a partner of the audit division in 1993.
In 2001 she took over Corporate Management at Occidental Hotels & Resorts, a group operating in the holiday sector worldwide, with responsibility for finance, management administration and control, information systems and personnel.
She also worked as Chief Executive Officer of Renta Corporación, a real estate group specialising in the acquisition, refurbishment and sale of property.
From 2005 to the present day she has been a shareholder and director of 2005 KP Inversiones, S.L., a corporate investment and management consultancy firm.
Born in Barcelona in 1971, he has been General Secretary since 2014 and Secretary to the Board of Directors of CaixaBank since 2017.
Graduate in Law from the University of Barcelona (1994). State Lawyer (1998).
He has also been a State Lawyer in the Catalonia High Court of Justice, responsible for representation and defense of the State in civil, penal, labor and appeal cases. Member of the Provincial Compulsory Purchase Tribunal (1999-2002). State Lawyer, Secretary of the Catalan Regional Administrative Court for Tax and Economic Appeals (2002-2003). Lawyer to the General Secretary's Office of ”la Caixa” Caja de Ahorros y Pensiones de Barcelona (2004) and Deputy Secretary to the Board of Directors of Inmobiliaria Colonial, S.A. (2005-2006), in addition to Secretary of the Board of Banco de Valencia (from March to July 2013) and Deputy Secretary of the Board of Directors of ”la Caixa” Caja de Ahorros y Pensiones de Barcelona until June 2014. He was also a Trustee and Deputy Secretary of the ”la Caixa” Foundation until its dissolution in 2014, as well as Secretary to the Board of Trustees of the “la Caixa” Banking Foundation until October 2017.
Óscar Calderón de Oya is a Trustee and Secretary to the Board of Trustees of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona (MACBA) Foundation. He is also Secretary of Fundación de la Economía Aplicada (FEDEA).
Born in Tortosa in 1981, he has been First Deputy Secretary to CaixaBank's Board of Directors since October 2017.
Holds a degree in Law from the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona (2003) and State Lawyer (2008).
He is currently Secretary of the Board of Directors of VidaCaixa.
He worked as a State Lawyer in Barcelona and Tarragona, responsible for the coordination, representation and defence of the State in civil, appeal, social and criminal cases. Coordinator of Legal Assistance Agreements with Corporación RTVE, the Barcelona Free Trade Association and the Tarragona Port Authority. Member of Board and Executive Committee of the Barcelona Free Trade Association. Member and Legal Counsel of the Board of Directors of the Tarragona Port Authority and Member of the Tarragona Provincial Compulsory Purchase Tribunal.
He previously worked at EY Abogados law firm.