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Management committee Bankia june 2019

Executive Chairman

José Ignacio Goirigolzarri Tellaeche

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 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, 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 manager 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).

Chief Executive Officer

José Sevilla Álvarez

Born in 1964, Mr. Sevilla holds a degree in Economics and Business Studies from CUNEF. He is Bankia’s CEO and chairs the Board Risk Committee. He also belongs to the Board of Directors of BFA, Tenedora de Acciones, S.A.U. and to its Audit and Compliance Committee.

Before joining Bankia he held various positions of responsibility 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, where he worked in Merrill Lynch and FG Inversiones Bursátiles.

Other directorships:

  • BFA, Tenedora de Acciones, S.A.U.

Executive Director and General Manager of People, Resources and Technology

Antonio Ortega Parra

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.

General Secretary and Deputy General Director of the General Secretariat

Miguel Crespo Rodríguez

Born in 1961, Mr. Crespo holds a Law Degree from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and is qualified as a State Attorney. He has been General Secretary of Bankia since April 2011.

He is also member of the Advisory Committee to the President of the General Council of Spanish Lawyers (CGAE).

Before joining Bankia, he held various positions of responsibility in the ING Group in Spain, where he was Member-Secretary of the Advisory Board and of the Management Committee, General Secretary of the Risk Committee and Secretary of the Country Management Committee and of the Platform of the ING Group in Spain.

He has pursued much of his professional career in the public sector, having served as Undersecretary of Economy and member of the Government Executive Committee for Economic Affairs, advisor to the Cabinet of the Second Vice President of the Government and State Attorney Coordinator of the Legal Service of the Spanish Tax Administration Agency.

Deputy General Director of People and Culture

David López Puig

Born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 1971, he has a degree in Economics and Business Studies from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. He has worked in both local and multinational companies and spent time at Arthur Andersen.

In 2001, he joined La Caja de Canarias as Director of Human Resources and Systems. The following year, he served as Deputy General Director and Corporate Director of La Caja Insular de Ahorros de Canarias.

In 2011, after the integration of La Caja Insular de Ahorros de Canarias in Bankia, he was first appointed deputy to the commercial division and subsequently, Commercial Director of the Canaries. Between 2012 and 2015 he was Corporate Regional Director Canarias and since July 2015, Corporate Regional Director Madrid Suroeste.

Deputy General Director of Transformation and Digital Strategy

Carlos Torres García

Born in Madrid in 1961, he has a Degree in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Master’s degree in Financial Management from IE Business School.

During his career in the banking sector he has held a succession of posts in the Private Banking, Business Banking, Risks and Human Resources divisions.

In 2007 he was appointed Organisational Director, responsible for designing the bank’s operational processes and transformation projects and, later, for rolling out technologies that gave rise to Bankia during the 2010-2012 period.

In 2015 he became Head of the Bankia Technology and Organisation Division until being named Director of Transformation and Digital Strategy at the end of 2018.

Deputy General Director of Retail Banking

Eugenio Solla Tomé

Born in Huelva in 1976, he has a degree in Business Administration and Management from the Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF), a Master’s Degree in Credit Institution Management from UNED ,and an Executive MBA from IESE.

He started his career at institutions such as Banco de España, Argentaria and Bearingpoint España.

He joined Caja de Ahorros de Ávila as Organisational Director in 2004, a post he held until 2009 when he became Coordinator of Integration. In 2011 he was appointed to the Chairman’s Office of Bankia as Director of Strategic Coordination and Market Analysis and, a year later, he became Director of the Office. Between 2013 and 2015 he was Corporate Marketing Director and, in July 2015, he became Corporate Regional Director Madrid Norte.

Deputy General Director of Asset Management and Investees

Fernando Sobrini Aburto

Born in 1963, Degree in Law and Business Studies and Economics. He joined the Bank in 1998, serving as South Madrid Business director and head of the bank's corporate business. Before joining the group he worked in Bankinter as head of risks and large corporations.

Deputy General Director of Communication and External Relations

Amalia Blanco Lucas

Born in 1961, Ms. Blanco holds a degree in Law and in Business Administration (Icade-E3) from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas. She has been general director of Communication and External Relations of Bankia and member of the bank's Management Committee since May 2012.

She is also chairman of A Contracorriente Films and member of the Advisory Board to the Instituto Americano de Investigación Benjamin Franklin.

She has extensive experience both in banking, having served as internal auditor and controller with Santander Investment, and in the communications departments of publicly traded companies. Ms. Blanco has served as general manager of Communication and External Relations of Gamesa and Ferrovial, chief of staff of the chairman of Hidrocantábrico and director and general manager of Vértice 360º. She began her professional career in Arthur Andersen.

Deputy General Director of Business Banking

Gonzalo Alcubilla Povedano

Born in 1968, Degree in Economics. His entire career has been pursued at the Bank, where he has served as director of the Investment Portfolio, director of Corporate Banking, director of Corporate Finance, assistant general director and director of corporate business, a position he held in Bankia until March 2013, when he was named head of Business Banking.

Deputy General Director of Financial Management

Leopoldo Alvear Trenor

Born in Madrid in September 1971, he has a degree in Economics and Business. Alvear joined the corporate finance area at Coopers & Lybrand (later PwC) in 1996, where he remained until 2005, becoming Senior Manager of Corporate Finance, heading mergers and acquisitions, business valuations and strategic consultancy.

In 2005, he joined Caja Madrid as Head of Equity Capital Markets where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions, public offers, raising capital for investment funds and private equities, among other matters.

In 2010, he took over the Financial and Rating Division at Bankia, a position he held until he became Chief Financial Officer at Bankia in 2012.

Deputy General Director of Credit Risks

Manuel Galarza Pont

Born in 1971 in Valencia, he holds a degree in Economics and Business and the Extraordinary Award from the University of Valencia. He also completed a Senior Executive programme at ESADE and has lectured on several senior management and MBA programmes, including ESADE.

He began his career in 1994 in the audit division at Arthur Andersen. In 2008, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Bancaja Inversiones, a listed industrial companies holding whose shareholders included Bancaja and other institutional investors.

He has been Director of listed companies such as Iberia, NH Hoteles, Deoleo, Realia and Metrovacesa.

In 2011, with the creation of Bankia, he was appointed Director of Industrial and Financial Investees and, in 2014 he became Corporate Director of Wholesale Risks. Between 2015 and January 2018 he was Corporate Regional Director Madrid Este and, in 2018, he was appointed Corporate Director of Credit Risks and Chairman of the Bankia Risks Committee.

It is hereby stated that the 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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