Ms Belén Romana García

Non-executive director (independent)

Joined the board in 2015.

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

Education: Graduate in Economics and Business Administration from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Government Economist.

Experience: She was formerly senior executive vice president of Economic Policy and senior executive vice president of the Treasury of the Ministry of Economy of the Spanish Government, as well as director of the Bank of Spain and the CNMV. She also held the position of director of the Instituto de Crédito Oficial and of other entities on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Economy. She served as non-executive director of Banco Español de Crédito, S.A. and executive chairman of Sociedad de Gestión de Activos Procedentes de la Reestructuración Bancaria, S.A. (SAREB).

Other positions of note: Non-executive director of Aviva plc. London and of Aviva Italia Holding SpA and independent director of Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME). Furthermore, she is a member of the advisory board of the Rafael del Pino Foundation and co-chair of the Global Board of Trustees of the Digital Future Society and member of the advisory board of GFI, España and of TribalData.

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