Belén Romana García

Non-executive director (independent)

Joined the board in 2015.

Nationality: Spanish. Born in 1965 in Madrid, Spain.

Education: Degree in Economics and Business Administration from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and State Economist.

Experience: She was formerly senior executive vice chair of Economic Policy, director-general of the Treasury of the Spanish Ministry of Economy, and director at Banco de España and the CNMV. She was also a director at the Instituto de Crédito Oficial and other entities on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Economy. She served as a non-executive director at Banco Español de Crédito, S.A., of Aviva Italia Holding S.p.A. and of Aviva plc, London and as executive chair of Sociedad de Gestión de Activos Procedentes de la Reestructuración Bancaria, S.A. (SAREB).

Other positions of note: She is an independent director of SIX Group AG, its subsidiary Bolsas y Mercados Españoles, Sociedad Holding de Mercados y Sistemas Financieros, S.A.U. and Werfen, S.A. Furthermore, she is co-chair of the Global Board of Trustees of the Digital Future Society and member of the advisory board of Rafael del Pino Foundation, of Inetum and of TribalData and senior advisor of Artá Capital.

Membership of board committees: Membership of board committees: Executive committee, audit committee, risk supervision, regulation and compliance committee (chair), innovation and technology committee, and responsible banking, sustainability and culture committee.