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Composition of the board

José Ignacio Goirigolzarri Tellaeche

Executive Chairman

Date appointed: 09-05-2012
Re-election: 24-03-2017
Other Offices in the bank: Technology and Innovation Committee

Born in 1954, 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 also chairs Bankia’s Technology and Innovation Committee.

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 director of BBV and member of the Management Committee, with responsibilities in commercial banking in Spain and operations in Latin America. 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). 

José Sevilla Álvarez

Chief Executive Officer

Date appointed: 25-05-2012
Last re-election: 27-03-2020
Other offices in the bank: Board Risk Committee

Born in 1964, 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.

Antonio Ortega Parra

Executive Director

Date appointed: 25-06-2014
Re-election: 24-03-2017
Other offices in the bank: Technology and Innovation Committee / General manager of People, Resources and Technology

Born in 1947, 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 holds a position on Bankia’s Board of Directors and is a member of the Technology and Innovation Committee. 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.

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 is a member of Bankia’s Board of Directors and member of Audit and Compliance Committee.

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.

Joaquín Ayuso García

Independent Director

Date appointed: 25-05-2012
Last re-election: 27-03-2020
Other offices in the bank: Risk Advisory Committee / Appointments and Responsible Management Committee / Remuneration Committee

Born in 1955, 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.

He has developed his professional career at Ferrovial, where he was CEO and vice chairman of his board of directors. Now, he is a chairman of Adriano Care Socimi. He has been has been a director of the National Express Group PLC and Hispania Activos Inmobiliarios and a chairman of Autopista del Sol Concesionaria Española. 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 vice-chairman of the management board of the Real Sociedad Hípica Española Club de Campo.

Other directorships:

  • Adriano Care Socimi, S.A.

Other activities:

  • Other activities as a professional.

Francisco Javier Campo García

Independent Director

Date appointed: 25-05-2012
Last re-election: 27-03-2020
Other offices in the bank: Appointments and Responsible Management Committee / Audit and Compliance Committee / Technology and Innovation Committee

Born in 1955, 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 Audit and Compliance Committee and a member of the Appointments and Responsible Management Committee and of the Technology and Innovation 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 Kearney, of the Palacios food group and IPA Capital, S.L. (Pastas Gallo).

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.

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.  

Eva Castillo Sanz

Lead Director

Date appointed: 25-05-2012
Last Re-election: 27-03-2020
Other offices in the bank: Appointments and Responsible Management Committee / Board Risk Committee / Technology and Innovation Committee

Born in 1962, 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, chairs its Appointments and Responsible Management Committee, member of the Board Risk Committee and Technology and Innovation Committee and Lead Director.

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

Other directorships:

  • Zardoya Otis, S.A.

Jorge Cosmen Menéndez-Castañedo

Independent Director

Date appointed: 25-05-2012
Re-election: 24-03-2017
Other offices in the bank: Remuneration Committee

Born in 1968, 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.

José Luis Feito Higueruela

Independent Director 

Date appointed: 25-05-2012
Re-election: 24-03-2017
Other offices in the bank: Audit and Compliance Committee

Born in 1952, 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. 

Fernando Fernández Méndez de Andés

Independent Director

Date 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, 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.

Laura González Molero

Independent Director

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

Born in 1965, 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, Remuneration Committee and Risk Advisory 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.

Antonio Greño Hidalgo

Independent Director

Date appointed: 15-03-2016
Last
re-election: 27-03-2020
Other offices in the bank: Audit and Compliance Committee / Risk Advisory Committee / Remuneration Committee 

Born in 1956, 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 Remuneration Committee and member Audit and Compliance Committee and 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.

Nuria Oliver Ramírez

Independent Director

Nuria Oliver Ramírez Data appointed: 27-03-2020
Other offices in the bank: Technology and Innovation Committee

Born in 1970, she is a higher telecommunications engineer by the Polytechnical University of Madrid and holds a Juris Doctor degree in Media Arts and Sciences by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts - United States). She holds a position on Bankia’s Board of Directors and is a member of the Technology and Innovation Committee.

She has developed her professional career working for well-known large international corporations as a researcher, innovator and research director in artificial intelligence, smart and interactive systems, mobile computing and big data. She has been a researcher at Microsoft Research, scientific director at Telefónica R&D and global director of Research in Data Sciences at Vodafone.

She also works as chief data scientist at the Data-Pop Alliance and as an advisor to universities, governments and institutions such as the European Commission or the World Economic Forum. She is the co-founder of the European Laboratory of Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS), the European network that fosters scientific excellence in Artificial Intelligence.

She holds an honoris causa doctorate from Miguel Hernández University in Elche and is a full member of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

In addition to being the Commissioner for the Presidency of the Valencian Generalitat for Artificial Intelligence and, in particular, for the coordination of data intelligence regarding the epidemic caused by the Covid-19 virus.

Non-Director Secretary: Miguel Crespo Rodríguez
Non-Director Vice-Secretary: 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

The Board of Directors of Bankia has the broadest powers for managing the Company and is its highest decision-making body, except in matters reserved for the General Meeting, in accordance with the provisions of applicable legislation and of articles of association.

The Board of Directors assumes on a non-delegable basis the powers legally reserved for its direct knowledge, as well as those necessary for responsible exercise of the general supervisory function.

Its powers include approval of the strategic or business plan and annual management objectives and budgets; the determination of the Company’s general policies and strategies, such as the determination of the corporate governance policy of Bankia and its Group, the responsible management policy, and the operational supervision of any committees that it may have set up and the performance of the delegated bodies.

In the decision-making process, directors have the Group’s best interests as their sole objective. The Board of Directors will also ensure that the Company faithfully complies with current legislation, respects the uses and good practices of the sectors or countries in which it operates and observes the principles of social responsibility that it has voluntarily accepted.

The Board Regulations contain the rules of operation and internal rules of the Board and its delegated or supervisory and control positions and committees, as well as the rules of conduct of its members. Moreover, said Regulation is inspired by best corporate governance practices in the commercial sector. Likewise, the Audit and Compliance Committee, the Appointments and Responsible Management Committee and the Remuneration Committee have their own Regulations.

The Board of Directors met 15 times in 2019. The attendance by directors to board meetings was 98.33%.

"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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