Second vice-chairman and chief executive officer
Born in Getxo, Biscay (Spain ) in 1942. Joined the board in 1994. Graduate in Economics and Law.
He was appointed for the first time a director of the Bank on 11 July 1994. He was re-elected by the general meetings of shareholders of 1995, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2010.
Other significant positions: former chief executive officer and first vice-chairman of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya, S.A. and chairman of Banco Español de Crédito, S.A. (Banesto).