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Composition of the board

Mr. José Ignacio Goirigolzarri Tellaeche

Executive Chairman

José Ignacio GoirigolzarriDate appointed: 09-05-2012
Re-election: 24-03-2017
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). Finance and Strategic Planning from the University of Leeds (United Kingdom). He is chairman of Bankia and of BFA, Tenedora de Acciones, S.A.U. since 9 May 2012.

He is vice chairman of CECA, trustee of CEDE, COTEC Foundation, Pro Real Academia Española Foundation and honorary trustee of the Spain-USA Board Foundation, chairman of the Deusto Business School, chairman of the Advisory Board of the Instituto Americano de Investigación Benjamin Franklin and chairman of Garum Foundation. He is also chairman of the Fundación Bankia por la Formación Dual.

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 Chief Executive Officer 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 (CECA). 

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 manager 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 and a directorship in BBVA Bancomer. He is a director of the Asociación para el Progreso de la Dirección (APD).

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
Re-election: 24-03-2017
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 is general director of People, Resources and Technology at Bankia since 16 May 2012. He is 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 Management Committee.

He is a trustee of the Fundación Bankia por la Formación Dual. He is also a director of Cecabank, S.A.

Other directorships:

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

Mr. Carlos Egea Krauel

Other External

Date of appointment: 14-09-2017
Other Offices in the bank:
Audit and Compliance Committee

Born in 1947, he has an Industrial Engineering degree from Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales de Madrid and a PhD in Economics and Business from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

He has been Vice-President of Ahorro Corporación, S.A., member of the boards of directors of CASER, Enagás, S.A. and Iberdrola Renovables, S.A. and Secretary of the board of directors of the Spanish Confederation of Savings Banks (Confederación Española de Cajas de Ahorros, CECA).

He started his career in the industrial sector, with the company Fraymon. From there, he joined the financial sector through Banco Atlántico. In 1976 he joined Caja de Ahorros de Murcia, where he was appointed General Manager in 1983 and President in 2008. Since June 2008, he has been President of Fundación Caja Murcia, of which he had previously (since its creation in 2001) been Vice-President.

Since 2010 and until its merger with Bankia, he has been Chairman of the board of directors of Banco Mare Nostrum, S.A.

Mr. Joaquín Ayuso García

Independent Director

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

Born in 1955, 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 he has been Lead Director until March 2019. He is chairman of the Risk Advisory Committee and a member of the Appointments and Responsible Management Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

Further, he is vice chairman of the Board of Directors 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 Adriano Care Socimi, a member of the board of director of National Express Group PLC and he has been director of Hispania Activos Inmobiliarios. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Instituto Benjamin Franklin at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares and of the advisory board of AT Kearney.

He is also a member of the Fundación Integra and vice-chairman of the management board of the Real Sociedad Hípica Española Club de Campo.

Other directorships:

  • Ferrovial, S.A.
  • Autopista del Sol, Concesionaria Española, S.A.
  • National Express Group, Plc.
  • Adriano Care Socimi, S.A.

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: Remuneration Committee / Appointments and Responsible Management Committee / Audit and Compliance Committee

Born in 1955, 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 Remuneration Committee and a member of the Appointments and Responsible Management Committee and the Audit and Compliance Committee.

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

He is a director of the Asociación para el Progreso de la Dirección (APD), and a trustee of the Fundación Bankia por la Formación Dual, the Fundación F. Campo and the Fundación Iter.

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 Zena Group and Cortefiel Group.

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: Appointments and Responsible Management Committee / Board Risk Committee / Risk Advisory Committee

Born in 1962, Ms. Castillo holds a degree in Law and Business Studies from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (E-3) in Madrid. She is a member of Bankia’s Board of Directors since May 2012, chairs its Appointments and Responsible Management Committee and member of the Board Risk Committee and Risk Advisory Committee.

She is an independent director of Zardoya Otis and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Comillas-ICAI Foundation and the Board of Trustees of the Entreculturas Foundation.

She has been director of Telefónica, S.A. and chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Telefónica Deutschland.

Previously Ms. Castillo worked in Merrill Lynch, where she became chairwoman of its Sanish subsidiary.

Other directorships:

  • Zardoya Otis, S.A.

Mr. Jorge Cosmen Menéndez-Castañedo

Independent Director

Jorge CosmenDate appointed: 25-05-2012
Re-election: 24-03-2017
Other Offices in the bank: Remuneration Committee

Born in 1968, Mr. Cosmen holds a degree in Business Administration and an Master MBAi from Instituto de Empresa. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Bankia and of its Remuneration Committee.

Chairman of ALSA and vice-chairman of National Express Group, PLC, he is also a member of the Fundación Consejo España-China 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
Re-election: 24-03-2017
Other Offices in the bank: Audit and Compliance Committee

Born in 1952, Mr. Feito holds a degree in Economics and Business from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He is 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 a member of the Economic and Financial Policy Commission of the CEOE and trustee of the Fundación Carlos III. He has been chairman and general manager of the Institute for Economic Studies (IEE) and 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 activities:

Participation at conferences and seminars. 

Mr. Fernando Fernández Méndez de Andés

Independent Director

Fernando FernándezDate appointed: 25-05-2012
Re-election: 24-03-2017
Other Offices in the bank: Audit and Compliance Committee / Board Risk Committee / Risk Advisory Committee

Born in 1956, 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 and Audit and Compliance Committee. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of BFA Tenedora de Acciones, S.A.U.

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

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 and holds a directorship in Red Eléctrica.

Other activities:

Professional and teaching activities.

Ms. Laura González Molero

Independent Director

Date of appointment: 25-10-2018
Other Offices in the bank: Appointments and Responsible Management Committee / Remuneration Committee 

Born in 1965, Ms. González holds a degree in Pharmacy, specializing in Industrial Pharmacy, from the Complutense University in Madrid, an Executive MBA from the IE Business School, Higher Course in Marketing from the CECO and in innovation in IMD Lousanne. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Bankia and of its Appointments and Responsible Management Committee and Remuneration Committee 

She has spent her career in major international corporations in the health and chemical sectors; she was Chairwoman of Bayer HealthCare Latin America, Chairwoman of Merck Serono Latin America, Chief Executive Officer of Merck Group Spain, and Vice-Chairwoman of Serono Iberia & Scandinavia.

She is currently an independent director of Acerinox, Grupo Ezentis and Viscofan. She is also chairwoman of the Asociación para el Progreso de la Dirección (APD), member of the Trustee of the Adecco Foundation and the Advisory Board of ISS in Spain.

Other directorships:

  • Acerinox, S.A.
  • Grupo Ezentis, S.A.
  • Viscofan, S.A.

Mr. Antonio Greño Hidalgo

Independent Director

Antonio Greño HidalgoDate appointed: 15-03-2016
Other Offices in the bank: Audit and Compliance Committee / Risk Advisory Committee 

Born in 1956, 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 and member of the Risk Advisory Committee. 

Previously, he was a member of the Board of Directors of BFA Tenedora de Acciones, S.A.U.

He has made his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where in 1995 he was appointed International Partner and from 2003 to 2010 was the partner responsible for the financial sector at PwC in Spain and he was a member of the PwC EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Financial Sector Management Committee.

He is also an independent 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.

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, the Comisión 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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