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Composition of the board

Mr. José Ignacio Goirigolzarri Tellaeche

Executive Chairman

José Ignacio GoirigolzarriDate appointed: 09/05/2012
Other Offices in the bank: none

Born in 1954, Mr. Goirigolzarri holds a degree in Economics and Business Studies from the Universidad Comercial de Deusto (Bilbao) and in Finance and Strategic Planning from the University of Leeds (United Kingdom). He has been chairman of Bankia and of BFA, Tenedora de Acciones, S.A.U. since 9 May 2012.

He is vice chairman of CECA, chairman of Fundación Garum, trustee of Everis, Orkestra, CEDE and honorary trustee of the Spain-USA Foundation, vice president of the Deusto Business School and chairman of the Advisory Board of the Instituto Americano de Investigación Benjamin Franklin.

He began his professional career in Banco de Bilbao in 1977, where he served as general director of BBV and member of the Management Committee, with responsibilities in commercial banking in Spain and operations in Latin America. Mr. Goirigolzarri was responsible for Retail Banking at BBVA and served as Managing Director there until 2009.

During that period he also held directorships in BBVA-Bancomer (Mexico), Citic Bank (China) and CIFH (Hong Kong). He furthermore served as vice chairman at Telefónica and Repsol and Spanish chairman of the Spain-USA Foundation.

Other directorships:

  • BFA, Tenedora de Acciones, S.A.U.
  • Confederación Española de Cajas de Ahorros
  • Kanban Media, S.L.

Mr. José Sevilla Álvarez

Chief Executive Officer

José SevillaDate appointed: 25/05/2012
Re-election: 15-03-2016
Other Offices in the bank: Board Risk Committee

Born in 1964, Mr. Sevilla holds a degree in Economics and Business Studies from CUNEF. He is Chief Executive Officer of Bankia and chairman of the Board Risk Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of BFA, Tenedora de Acciones, S.A.U.

Before joining Bankia he held various management positions in BBVA, where he served as general director of Risks and member of the Management Committee, head of the Office of the Chairman and of the Division of Strategy and Finance for the Americas in BBVA. He also held a directorship in BBVA Bancomer.

He began his professional career in the investment banking field, working in Merrill Lynch and FG Inversiones Bursátiles.

Other directorships:

  • BFA, Tenedora de Acciones, S.A.U.

Mr. Antonio Ortega Parra

Executive Director

Antonio OrtegaDate appointed: 25/06/2014
Other Offices in the bank: General Manager of People, Resources and Technology

Born in 1947, Mr. Ortega has a PhD in Business Studies from the Antonio de Nebrija University and holds a degree in Law from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia. He has been general director of People, Organisation and Technology at Bankia since 16 May 2012. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors of BFA, Tenedora de Acciones, S.A.U. since June 2012.

Before joining the bank, he was director of the Master’s Degree in Human Resources at Centro de Estudios Garrigues and a member of its academic council. At the same time, he provided business consultancy services and was director of the School of Banking at the Universidad Virtual of the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico).

A large part of his career has been spent at the BBVA Group, where he held various management positions. He has been a director of BBVA Bancomer and BBVA Continental, vice chairman of Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, general director of Human Resources and Quality at BBVA and a member of the Group’s Steering Committee.

He is also a director of Cecabank, S.A.

Other directorships:

  • BFA, Tenedora de Acciones, S.A.U.
  • Cecabank, S.A.

Mr. Joaquín Ayuso García

Lead Independent Director

Joaquín AyusoDate appointed: 25/05/2012
Re-election: 15-03-2016
Other Offices in the bank: Audit and Compliance Committee / Appointments and Responsible Management Committee / Remuneration Committee

Mr. Ayuso holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Bankia and in March 2016 he was appointed as Lead Director. He is chairman of the Appointments and Responsible Management Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Audit and Compliance Committee.

Further, he is vice chairman of Ferrovial, where he has worked his entire career, and is a member of its Executive Committee. He is chairman of Autopista del Sol, Concesionaria Española, and a member of the boards of directors of National Express Group PLC and Hispania Activos Inmobiliarios. He is a member of the Executive Board of Círculo de Empresarios, and sits on the Advisory Board of the Instituto Benjamin Franklin at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares.

He is also a member of the Advisory Board of AT Kearney.

Other directorships:

  • Ferrovial, S.A.
  • Autopista del Sol, Concesionaria Española, S.A.
  • Hispania Activos Inmobiliarios, S.A
  • National Express Group, Plc.

Other activities:

Other activities as a professional.

Mr. Francisco Javier Campo García

Independent Director

Javier CampoDate appointed: 25/05/2012
Re-election: 15-03-2016
Other Offices in the bank: Appointments and Responsible Management Committee / Board Risk Committee / Risk Advisory Committee

Mr. Campo holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He is a member of Bankia’s Board of Directors, chairman of its Risk Advisory Committee and a member of the Board Risk Committee and the Appointments and Responsible Management Committee.

He is president of Asociación Española del Gran Consumo (AECOC), the Spanish association of major retail operators, and holds a directorship in Meliá Hotels International. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of AT Kearney and of the Advisory Board of the Palacios food group.

Mr. Campo began his professional career in Arthur Andersen and served as worldwide chairman of the Día Group and as a member of the Worldwide Executive Committee of the Carrefour Group and chairman of Cortefiel.

Other directorships:

  • Meliá Hotels International, S.A.

Other activities:

Other activities as a professional.  

Ms. Eva Castillo Sanz

Independent Director

Eva CastilloDate appointed: 25/05/2012
Re-election: 15-03-2016
Other Offices in the bank: Remuneration Committee / Board Risk Committee / Risk Advisory Committee

Ms. Castillo holds a degree in Law and Business Studies from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (E-3) in Madrid. She has been a member of Bankia’s Board of Directors since May 2012, chairs its Remuneration Committee and sits on the Board Risk Committee and Risk Advisory Committee.

She is a director of Telefónica, S.A., chairman of the Supervisory Board of Telefónica Deutschland and a director of Visa Europe.

She is also a member of the Boards of Trustees of Fundación Comillas-ICAI, Fundación Telefónica and Entreculturas.

Previously Ms. Castillo worked in Merrill Lynch, where she was eventually appointed to chair the Spanish subsidiary.

Other directorships:

  • Telefónica, S.A
  • Telefónica Deutschland, GMBH
  • Visa Europe

Mr. Jorge Cosmen Menéndez-Castañedo

Independent Director

Jorge CosmenDate appointed: 25/05/2012
Other Offices in the bank: Audit and Compliance Committee / Remuneration Committee

Mr. Cosmen holds a degree in Business Administration and an MBAi from IE Business School. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Bankia and of its Audit and Compliance Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Chairman of ALSA and deputy chairman of National Express Group, PLC, he is also a member of the Spain-China Council Foundation and of Fundación Integra.

Previously he worked in companies in tourism, banking and international trade in Spain, Switzerland, Hong Kong and China.

Other directorships:

  • National Express Group, Plc.
  • General Técnica Industrial, S.L.U.
  • Quintorge, S.L.

Mr. José Luis Feito Higueruela

Independent Director 

José Luis Feito Date appointed: 25/05/2012
Other Offices in the bank: Audit and Compliance Committee

Mr. Feito holds a degree in Economics and Business from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Bankia and of its Audit and Compliance Committee since June 2012.

Qualified as a State Trade Expert and Economist and former ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain, at present he is chairman of the Economic and Financial Policy Commission of the CEOE business confederation and of the Instituto de Estudios Económicos (IEE). He is also an independent director of Red Eléctrica Corporación.

Previously he worked in the Spanish Ministry of the Economy, the International Monetary Fund, the OECD, the Banco de España and AB Asesores Bursátiles.

Other directorships:

  • Red Eléctrica Corporación, S.A.

Other activities:

Participation at conferences and seminars. 

Mr. Fernando Fernández Méndez de Andés

Independent Director

Fernando FernándezDate appointed: 25/05/2012
Other Offices in the bank: Board Risk Committee / Risk Advisory Committee / Appointments and Responsible Management Committee / Remuneration Committee

Mr. Fernández holds a doctorate in Economics. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Bankia and of its Board Risk Committee, Risk Advisory Committee, Appointments and Responsible Management Committee and Remuneration Committee. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of BFA Tenedora de Acciones, S.A.U. and a member of its Audit and Compliance Committee and its Appointments and Remuneration Committee.

He is a lecturer in economics at the IE Business School specialised in Macroeconomics, International Economics and Financial Stability and holds a directorship in Red Eléctrica.

He has served as Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund and as Chief economist and head of the Research Service at Banco Central Hispano and Banco Santander.

Other directorships:

  • Red Eléctrica Corporación, S.A.
  • Pividal Consultores, S.L.N.E.

Other activities:

Professional and teaching activities.

Mr. Antonio Greño Hidalgo

Independent Director

Antonio Greño HidalgoDate appointed: 15/03/2016
Other Offices in the bank: Chairman of the Audit and Compliance Committee

Mr. Greño has a degree in business science and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Bankia and chairman of the Audit and Compliance Committee, having been appointed the committee’s Financial Expert. Previously, he was a member of the Board of Directors of BFA Tenedora de Acciones, S.A.U. and chairman of both its Audit and Compliance Committee and its Appointments and Remuneration Committee.

He has made his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where in 1995 he was appointed International Partner and was the partner responsible for the financial sector at PwC España. From 2003 he was a member of the PwC EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Financial Sector Management Committee.

He is also an director of Liberty Seguros.

He has served as a director representing the Deposit Guarantee Fund in Catalunya Bank.

Other directorships:

  • Liberty Seguros, Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros, S.A.

Mr. Álvaro Rengifo Abbad

Independent Director

Álvaro RengifoDate appointed: 08/06/2012
Other Offices in the bank: Appointments and Responsible Management Committee

Mr. Rengifo holds a degree in Economics and Business from CUNEF. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Bankia and a member of its Appointments and Responsible Management Committee.

Qualified as a State Trade Expert and Economist, he is chairman of the Bombardier Group in Spain. He is also a trustee of the AMREF Foundation – Flying Doctors of Africa and a member of the advisory board of the Instituto Superior de Negociación at the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria.

Previously he served as general manager of the international commercial department of the Isolux Corsán Group, general manager for international operations of the Leche Pascual Group, and executive director and director of the Inter-American Development Bank.

Other directorships:

  • Bombardier European Holdings, S.L.U.
  • Bombardier European Investments, S.L.U.
  • Bombardier Transportation Investments Spain, S.L.U.
  • Bombardier Transportation Participations Spain, S.L.U.
  • Bombardier Aerospace Spain, S.L.U.
  • Bombardier Transportation Portugal, S.A.

Non-Director Secretary: Mr. Miguel Crespo Rodríguez
Non-Director Vice-Secretary: Mr. Antonio Zafra Jiménez 

The information on Bankia shares and share options held by the Directors are on record in the public registers of the Spanish securities exchange regulator, theComisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV).

Functions of the Board

Bankia, S.A. is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors has the broadest powers to manage the Company and, except in relation to matters reserved to the shareholders in general meeting under the applicable laws and Bankia bylaws, it is the Company's highest decision-making body.

The Board assumes on a non-transferable basis all those powers which by law are reserved to it directly, as well as those other powers required for responsible exercise of its overall supervisory function.

The sole objective of the Directors in their decisions is the corporate interest of the Group. The Board of Directors will likewise endeavour to ensure that the Company complies faithfully with all legal requirements, respects the customs and good practices of the sectors and countries where it conducts its activity and abides by the social responsibility principles that it has voluntarily accepted.

The Board Regulations contains the rules governing the internal functioning of the Board and of its officers and its executive, monitoring and oversight committees, as well as the standards of conduct for all Board members. The Board Regulations are inspired in good corporate governance practices for the business community.

"It is hereby stated that members of the Management Committee have been appointed based on a favourable report from the Appointments and Responsible Management Committee, pursuant to Rule 60 of Bank of Spain Circular 2/2016".

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