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Within the framework of the bank’s commitment to increase digitalisation

Bankia’s Board of Directors has created the Technology and Innovation Committee

Antonio Ortega, Francisco Javier Campo, Eva Castillo and Nuria Oliver, and Miguel Crespo, as secretary, will compose this new commission, with José Ignacio Goirigolzarri as president.
 

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By  Communication Bankia

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27 May 2020 - 15:30

  • The new committee, which will be chaired by José Ignacio Goirigolzarri, is set to analyse subjects such as innovation, cybersecurity and data analytics
  • The entity is reinforcing its commitment to technology and innovation as cross-cutting levers for the entire organisation to drive new business models and develop products and services that make life easier for its customers
  • This committee will advise on matters related to the bank’s strategy and innovation plans, as well as the trends resulting from new business models, technologies and products

At its meeting held, Bankia’s Board of Directors approved the creation of the Technology and Innovation Committee, within the framework of the bank’s commitment to digitalisation, innovation, cybersecurity and data analytics.

The new committee will be chaired by Bankia chairman, José Ignacio Goirigolzarri, and will involve members such as the executive director and general director of People, Media and Technology, Antonio Ortega, and the independent advisors Francisco Javier Campo, Eva Castillo and Nuria Oliver, and Miguel Crespo as its secretary.

With this decision, Bankia is reinforcing its commitment to technology and innovation as cross-cutting levers for the entire organisation to drive new business models and develop products and services that make life easier for its customers, while contributing to increase the bank’s profitability and favour sustainable development.

The new committee’s functions

The committee’s role is to assist the Board of Directors in fulfilling its supervisory and decision-making responsibilities regarding technology in activities that affect the bank’s business with a cross-cutting approach.

This committee will also advise on matters related to the bank’s strategy and innovation plans, as well as the trends resulting from new business models, technologies and products, in addition to supervising the implementation and development of specific plans and projects, making recommendations and proposing initiatives.

To fulfil these functions, the committee will study plans and actions related to innovation and relevant projects in the field of technological innovation, new business models and disruptive technologies, will assist the Board in establishing the innovation agenda and will analyse the capacities and conditions for innovation, and plans relating to the effectiveness, reliability and soundness of technological systems and cybersecurity management.

On the other hand, it will study plans involving data analytics and their application for improving customer knowledge and experience and for new business solutions, fraud detection and development of risk models, among other fields.

With the creation of the Technology and Innovation Committee, Bankia’s Board of Directors will now comprise six committees, as this new committee is added to those of Appointments and Responsible Management, Remuneration, Risk Advisory, Risk and Audit and Compliance.

Bankia’s Board of Directors also agreed to appoint Laura González Molero as a member of the Risk Advisory Committee, replacing Eva Castillo.

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