Belén Romana García

Non-executive director (independent)

Board member since 2015.

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

Education: Degree in Economics and Business Administration from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She is also State Economist for Spain.

Experience: Ms Romana was formerly director general 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 Ministry of Economy. She served as a non-executive director at Banesto and as Executive Chair of Sociedad de Gestión de Activos Procedentes de la Reestructuración Bancaria, S.A. (SAREB). She has also been non-executive director of Aviva PLC and Aviva Italia Holding S.p.A. She has also been co-Chair of the board of trustees of The Digital Future Society and advisory board member at Inetum and TribalData.

Other positions of note: Ms Romana is an independent director of SIX Group AG and its subsidiary Bolsas y Mercados Españoles, Sociedad Holding de Mercados y Sistemas Financieros, S.A.U. She is also the non-executive Chair of its other subsidiaries, SIX Digital Exchange AG and SDX Trading AG. Furthermore, she is an independent director of Werfen, S.A.; an advisory board member at Rafael del Pino Foundation; senior adviser to Artá Capital; and academic director of the IE Leadership & Foresight Hub Programme.

Membership of board committees: Executive committee, audit committee, nomination committee (Chair), risk supervision, regulation and compliance committee, and innovation and technology committee.

Ms Belén Romana García