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Chairman

Mr. Juan March de la Lastra (executive)

  • President of Banca March, S.A.
  • Position: Executive
  • First appointment: 23-12-2004.
  • Last re-election: 22-03-2010.
  • Degree in Business Management and Administration from the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid.
  • Master en Global Markets (JP Morgan New York).
  • He started his professional career at JP Morgan and has been the CEO and President of March Gestión de Fondos and March Gestión de Pensiones and Director at Artá Capital.
  • On the Board of Directors for the following listed companies: Vice Chairman of Corporación Financiera Alba, S.A., and Director of Indra Sistemas and Viscofán.

Executive Vice-Chairman

Mrs. Rita Rodríguez Arrojo (executive)

  • Executive Chairman of Banca March, S.A.
  • Position: Executive
  • First appointment: 21-07-2016
  • ICADE graduate. E3 programme (Dual Degree in Business Administration and Management and Law, Business Section) 
  • P.M.D. Program for Management Development. Harvard University.
  • She has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial sector. Ms Rodríguez started her professional career at Bankinter, where she was a member of the Executive Committee. Later she joined Banca March, where until her appointment to the office of Vice-chairman, she was the General Director of Human Resources and Intangible Assets.
     

Managing Director

Mr. José Luis Acea Rodríguez (executive)

  • Managing Director and member of the Global Commission on Risks and Technological Change
  • Position: Executive
  • First appointment: 21-07-2016.
  • In 1991, he launched his professional career at the Banco Popular Español Group as a Banco de Galicia branch employee. He has held all of the positions in the network and led numerous branch offices. Regional Director of the Banco de Andalucía and Banco de Castilla: Regional Director of Banco Popular in Asturias and Cantabria. Commercial Director of Banco Galicia, General Director of Iberagentes S.V., S.A. and Popular Banca Privada, and in his latest position at Banco Popular, Regional Director for Madrid.
  • Since 2010, the year he joined Banca March, he has held the positions of General Director of Commercial and Private Banking, General Director of Corporate Banking and member of the Board of Directors of March-JLT.
     

Directors

Mr. Juan March Delgado (non-executive)

  • Position: non-executive.
  • First appointment: 14-02-1994.
  • Last re-election: 22-03-2010.
  • Doctorate in Industrial Engineering (Madrid).
  • Co-president of Grupo March along with his brother Carlos.
  • Co-president of Corporación Financiera Alba.
  • President of Fundación Juan March and Instituto Juan March de Estudios e Investigaciones.
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations (New York).
  • President of the Banco de Progreso, Director of Banco Urquijo and Signet Banking Corporation, Member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (USA) and Trustee of the Fundación Internacional Carrefour para el Mecenazgo y la Solidaridad (Paris).

Carlos March Delgado (non-executive)

  • Position: non-executive.
  • First appointment: 21-09-1977.
  • Last re-election: 25-06-2007.
  • Law degree from the Universidad Central in Madrid.
  • Co-president of Grupo March along with his brother Juan.
  • Co-president of Corporación Financiera Alba.
  • Vice President of Fundación Juan March and Instituto Juan March de Estudios e Investigaciones.
  • Member and President of the Spanish group Trilateral Commission (1979-1994).
  • Founder and first President of the Spanish Section of the European Monetary Union (1989-1996).
  • Member of the International Committee of JP Morgan & Co. Incorporated, and the International Advisory Council at the University of Columbia (New York).
  • Director of Grupo Carrefour (France), Founding Member and first President of the Instituto de Estudios Económicos (1979-1980).
  • He was awarded the Legion of Honour by the Government of France, with the rank of Official.

Mr. Juan March Juan (non-executive)

  • Position: non-executive.
  • First appointment: 29-03-2012.
  • Degree in Business Management and Administration from CUNEF and Executive MBA from IESE. He started working at Goldman Sachs in London in 2006, before joining Grupo March in 2009.
  • Vice President at Artá Capital.
  • Director of Corporación Financiera Alba, Bolsa y Mercados Españoles, Cobra and two companies affiliated with Artá: Mecalux and Ocibar.

Mr. Javier Vilardell March (non-executive)

  • Position: non-executive.
  • First appointment: 22-12-2009.
  • MBA from Duke University, Fukua School of Business (Durham, USA). Executive Program at Harvard University (Boston, USA).
  • Currently, he is the Subdirector of the Department of Corporate Finance at Banco Espírito Santo de Investimento.
  • He was the Vice President of Business Development in the USA and Canada for Dragados USA (Grupo ACS).
  • He was an analyst for Strategic Planning and Business Development for the USA, Asia and Latin America for Terra Lycos (Telefónica), and carried out different business projects in Mexico.
  • He is not a member of any Board of Directors of any company listed in Spain or abroad.

Mr. Juan Carlos Villalonga March (non-executive)

  • Position: non-executive.
  • First appointment: 22-12-2009.
  • He has spent his professional career in the banking sector, mainly at Banca March and Banco Urquijo, in the Capital Market department.
  • He is the Director at Resco Promociones del Sur, S.A, a company dedicated to the hotel business in Cadiz, as well as several real estate development companies: Resco Sotogrande, S.A. (in southern Spain); Demetrio Serrano e Hijos, S.L. (Segovia); and Almena Desarrolladora S.A. (Mexico).
  • He is not a member of any Board of Directors of any company listed in Spain or abroad.

Mr. Jorge Bergareche Busquet (non-executive)

  • Member of the Global Commission on Risks and Technological Change
  • Position: non-executive.
  • First appointment: 23-01-2013
  • He holds a degree in Economics and Business Studies from the Universidad de Bilbao and has worked at the Spanish Embassy in Brussels in the Commercial Attaché Office as well as in the Statistics Offices of the European Community. He has also been Deputy Treasurer General in Spain for General Motors Madrid and New York. He was Financial Director at Alico Crédito, Sociedad de Crédito Hipotecario. He has been a Member of the Advisory Committee of C.N.M.V. and Director at the Spanish Institute of Financial Analysts and at Athletic Club de Bilbao.
  • At present he is the Vice President and Managing Director of Consulnor, S.A., Managing Director of Consulnor Sevicios Financieros S.V., S.A.U., Chairman of the Board of Directors and Managing Director of Consulnor Gestión SGII, S.A., Director of Consulnor Patrimonio Inmobiliario SPE, S.A. (Director) as well as the Director of other boards within the Consulnor Group. He is also a Director at the "El Correo, S.A." and "El Ideal de Granada" newspapers, Bodegas Fuenmayor, S.A. and Círculo de Empresarios Vascos. In addition, he is a Board Member at Sociedad Bilbaína.

Mr. Albert Esteve Cruellas (independent)

  • Chairman of the Appointments and Corporate Governance Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee.
  • Position: Independent.
  • First appointment: 22-12-2009.
  • Degree in Economics and MBA from ESADE. He is the Managing Director of the chemical and pharmaceutical group ESTEVE. From 2005 to 2010 he was the Vice President of Laboratories at Dr. Esteve S.A., and the President of Esteve Química S.A. and he held different managerial positions at this pharmaceutical group.
  • He is a Board Member at ESTEVE and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Isdin, S.A.
  • He is a Trustee at FEMCAT and Director of Irestal Group.
  • He is not a member of any Board of Directors of any company listed in Spain or abroad.

Mr. Moises Israel Abecasis (independent)

  • • President of the Global Commission on Risks and Technological Change, member of the Appointments and Corporate Governance Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Audit Committee.
  • Position: Independent.
  • First appointment: 22-01-2014
  • He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Technological University of Haifa and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.
  • He has spent his career in several companies related to the financial and technology sectors, such as KPMG and Citibank Spain. At Banco Santander he worked in the financial area as well as in the investment banking area, where he was in charge of the advisory services for Mergers & Acquisitions in several sectors.
  • He was the Director of the Investment Banking Department at Merrill Lynch in Spain and specialised in IPO's.
  • He was CEO at Ya.com Internet Factory Director and encouraged the sale of this company to the telecommunications group Deutsche Telekom.
  • Partner and Co-CEO at Atlas Capital Close Brothers. He continued as Director after the sale of the firm to the Japanese group Daiwa Group. President, founder and a major shareholder of Gigas Hosting, a company that provides infrastructure services in Cloud Computing. Partner of Oquendo Management, a fund management company offering mezzanine debt. Advisor and Member of the Executive Committee at Ideal Education Group.

Mr. Santos Martínez-Conde Gutiérrez-Barquín (non-executive)

  • Chairman of the Credit Risk Committee.
  • Position: non-executive.
  • First appointment: 22-12-2009.
  • Civil Engineer.
  • Master's degree in Business Management and Administration from ICADE. Diploma in Nuclear Technology from ICAI.
  • He has worked with Grupo March for the last 18 years, holding several executive roles in the group's companies.
  • Managing Director of Corporación Financiera Alba and President of Artá Capital.
  • On the Board of Directors for the following listed companies: Director of Corporación Financiera Alba, ACS, Acerinox, Indra Sistemas and Bolsa y Mercados Españoles.
  • He was the Director of Unión Fenosa, S.A. on behalf of ACS.

Mr. Vicente Moreno García-Mansilla (independent)

  • Member of the Remuneration Committee, of the Auditing Committee, of the Appointments and Corporate Governance Committee and of the Global Commission on Risks and Technological Change
  • Position: Independent.
  • First appointment: 21-07-2016.
  • Mr Moreno is a Naval Engineer from the Madrid School of Naval Engineers. He is President of the Accenture Foundation. In 1985, he joined Accenture as an analyst. In 1995, he was promoted to partner, and in 2005, was elected to the office of CEO and has also held the office of President since 2007. He led the Financial Services Business Areas for Spain and Mexico and the Banking Industry Unit for Southern Europe and Latin America. 
  • Board member of the Príncipe de Asturias Foundation, Board member of the SM Foundation (Editorial SM), Board member and Vice-Chairman of the Seres Foundation, member of the ESADE Professional Council, member of the Official Naval Engineers’ Association advisory board, and member of the Senior Advisory Board of the Spanish Institute of Engineering.
  • He does not sit on any boards of directors.

Mr. Ignacio Muñoz Pidal (independent)

  • Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, member of the Credit Risk Committee, of the Appointments and Corporate Governance Committee and of the Global Commission on Risks and Technological Change.
  • First appointment: 22-12-2009.
  • He holds a Law Degree (UCM) and Graduate degree in Business Studies from ICADE. He completed the PADE programme at IESE.
  • He has spent his entire professional career in the banking sector. Most recently, he was the General Director for Spain at ABN Amro Bank (1987-2008), where he was also a member of the Board of Directors in Europe and Director of several affiliated companies.
  • He was the General Subdirector of the Industrial Division and Affiliated Companies at Banco Urquijo, where he was the Director of companies such as Técnicas Reunidas, Eptisa, Ocisa, Westinghouse and Bodegas Coto, among others. Director of the American Division at Banco Urquijo, with affiliates in USA, Canada, Chile, Argentina, Panama, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.
  • He was the Vice President and Manager of Spanish Corporate Banking for Citibank NA, Spain.
  • For several years, he was a Member of the Executive Committee of the Spanish Banking Association as a representative of foreign banks.
  • Member of the Permanent Commission of the Council of the Spanish Cancer Association, 1st Vice Chairman of Fundación Seres, Treasurer of Asoc. Norte Joven.
  • He is not a member of any Board of Directors of any company listed in Spain or abroad.

Mr. Nicolás Villén Jiménez (independent)

  • Chairman of the Auditing Committee and member of the Global Commission on Risks and Technological Change
  • Position: independent.
  • First appointment: 25.03.2015
  • Industrial Engineer by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and MBA from Columbia University in New York.
  • He has mainly developed his career at Abbot Laboratories (Chief Financial Officer and Sales Manager), Smith Kline & French (CEO for Spain) and Ferrovial (Economic and Financial General Manager of the Group and CEO of Ferrovial Aeropuertos).
  • Currently he is a Board Member at ACR Grupo, Aer Lingus plc, Compañía Logística de Hidrocarburos and Applus Services, S.A.

Company secretary

D. José Ignacio Benjumea Alarcón (executive)

  • Secretary of the Appointments and Corporate Governance Committee, of the Remuneration Committee, of the Auditing Committee, of the Credit Risk Committee and of the Global Commission on Risks and Technological Change.
  • Position: Executive.
  • First appointment: 22-12-2009.
  • State Lawyer.
  • He is not a member of any Board of Directors of any company listed in Spain or abroad.

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