Banca March Board of Directors appoints Eva Fernández Góngora as an Independent Director.
30 November 2021 Category: Banca March
The Banca March Board has extended its thanks for Mr Esteve Cruella's dedication and commitment since he took his seat back in 2009.
- Eva Fernández Góngora is to replace Albert Esteve Cruella, who will be stepping down after serving the maximum mandate permitted by law.
- In accordance with best corporate governance practices, Banca March's Board of Directors comprises 13 members, of whom 3 are executive directors, 5 are independent directors and 5 are proprietary directors.
Banca March has appointed Eva Fernández Góngora as an Independent Director, as well as to the Appointments and Corporate Governance Committee and the Global Risks and Technological Change Committee. Eva Fernández Góngora is to replace Albert Esteve Cruella, who will be stepping down from his role at the end of his current mandate, having served as a Director for the maximum period permitted by law. The Banca March Board has extended its thanks for Mr Esteve Cruella's dedication and commitment since he took his seat back in 2009, highlighting his extensive experience and expertise in family business and his invaluable contribution as Chair of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee, as well as during his time as Board Coordinator. In keeping with the strictest international corporate governance standards, the Banca March Board continues to comprise 13 directors (3 executive, 5 independent and 5 proprietary). The newly-appointed independent director is the fifth woman on the Banca March Board of Directors; the other four are María Antonia Otero Quintas and Agatha Echevarría Canales, both independent directors, Catalina March Juan, a proprietary director, and the bank's Executive Vice Chair, Rita Rodríguez Arrojo.
Since 2019, Eva Fernández Góngora has been a member of the Board of Directors of Inversis, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Banca March, as well as its Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Audit and Risk Committee. She has an international professional track record spanning over 30 years, specialising in the areas of operational risk, regulatory compliance, M&A, corporate governance and finance. Throughout her career she has held a range of executive roles in financial services, leisure and tourism, B2B and B2C, and the automotive sector. She holds a Degree in Economic and Business Sciences from Madrid's Universidad Autónoma, and over the last decade she has held a series of leadership roles at American Express in New York, Madrid and London. Most recently in London, she was head of Risk and Compliance, EMEA, within the American Express Global Business Travel division. She also has extensive experience working with regulators in various different markets, including the Federal Reserve in the US and the FSA in the UK.