Non-executive director (independent)
Joined the board in 2017.
Nationality: Spanish. Born in 1952 in Madrid, Spain.
Education: Degree in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid and graduate of Harvard University´s Management Development Programme.
Experience: Mr Mato held several roles in Banque BNP Paribas, including Chair of BNP Paribas Group in Spain. Previously, he had held several top roles in Argentaria. He sat on the board of the Spanish Banking Association (AEB), representing Banque BNP Paribas and Bolsas y Mercados Españoles, S.A. He has also been a member of the board of trustees of Fundación Española de Banca para Estudios Financieros (FEBEF).
Other positions of note: Mr Mato is Chair of Ansorena, S.A., senior advisor of ACON Southern Europe Advisory, S.L. and Vice Chair of the board of trustees of Fundación Esperanza y Alegría.
Membership of board committees: Executive committee, audit committee, risk supervision, regulation and compliance committee, and responsible banking, sustainability and culture committee (Chair).