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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is regulated by Articles 26-32 of the Corporate By-laws and the Board Regulations, approved at its meeting of 22 December 2009.

Its composition is as follows:

Directors

Mr. Carlos March Delgado (non-executive)

Mr. Carlos March Delgado (non-executive)

  • Director category: Non-executive
  • First appointment: 21-09-1977
  • Most recent re-election: 29-05-2018

Carlos March holds a degree in Law from the Central University of Madrid. He is currently chairman of Corporación Financiera Alba, S.A. and deputy chairman of the Juan March Foundation and the Juan March Institute for Research and Investigation.

He formally served as a member and chairman of the Spanish Group at the Trilateral Commission (1979-1994). He was also founder and the first chairman of the Spanish Section of the Association for the Monetary Union of Europe (1989 - 1996). He has served on the International Committee at JP Morgan & Co.Incorporated, and served as an International Advisory Director at Columbia University (New York), a director at the Carrefour Group (France), founding partner and first chairman of the Economic Studies Institute (1979 - 1980). He has been granted the Legion of Honour, in his capacity as an Officer, by the French government.

Ms. Agatha Echevarría Canales (independent)

Ms. Agatha Echevarría Canales (independent)

  • Director category: Independent
  • First appointment: 04-12-2018

Member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees and Coordinator of independent Board Members.

She holds a degree in Law from Comillas Pontifical University and a degree in Business from ICADE. In her professional career, she has worked for BP Spain, Touche Ross and Finanzas Charterhouse Ibérica.

She is currently a director and member of the Audit Committee at Viscofán and a director at Papelera Guipuzcoana de Zicuñaga.

Mr. Juan March Juan (non-executive)

Mr. Juan March Juan (non-executive)

  • Director category: Non-executive
  • First appointment: 29-03-2012

Graduate in Business Management from CUNEF and Executive MBA from IESE, he worked at Goldman Sachs in London from 2006 until joining the Banca March Group in 2009.

He is currently Deputy Chairman at Artá Capital and director at Corporación Financiera Alba, Bolsa y Mercados Españoles, Cobra and two Artá investees: Mecalux and Ocibar.

Ms. Eva María Fernández Góngora (independent)

Ms. Eva María Fernández Góngora (independent)

  • Director category: Independent
  • First appointment: 05-11-2021

Member of the Appointments, Sustainability and Corporate Governance Committee and of the Global Risks and Technological Change Committee.

She holds a degree in Economics and Business from the Autonomous University of Madrid. She has worked for most of her career at American Express.

She is currently a director at Banco Inversis and Operador Mercado Ibérico de Energía Polo Español, S.A.

Ms. Catalina March Juan (non-executive)

Ms. Catalina March Juan (non-executive)

  • Director category: Non-executive
  • First appointment: 25-05-2021

She has a degree in architecture from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. She has completed the Executive Development Programme at Madrid's IESE Business School.

Mr. Moisés Israel Abecasis (independent)

Mr. Moisés Israel Abecasis (independent)

  • Director category: Independent
  • First appointment: 22-01-2014

Chairman of the Global Risks and Technological Change Committee and of the Appointments, Sustainability and Corporate Governance Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee.

Holds a degree in industrial engineering from the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa and an MBA from the University of Tel Aviv. 

He has worked at several companies involved in the finance and technology sectors, including KPMG and Citibank España. At Banco Santander, he worked in the finance division and in the investment banking division, tasked with providing advice on mergers and acquisitions across various sectors.

He previously served as director of the investment banking business at Merril Lynch in Spain, specialising in IPOs. He served as CEO at Ya.com Internet Factory and was involved in the sale of the company to telecoms group Deutsche Telekom. Member and co-CEO of Atlas Capital Close Brothers, he continued to serve as a director following the sale of the company to the Japanese Group, Daiwa. Chairman, founder and one of the main shareholders in Gigas Hosting, a company that offers business services in the Cloud Computing infrastructure segment. Partner at Oquendo Management, a mezzanine debt fund manager. Advisor and member of the Management Committee at Ideal Education Group.

Mr. Javier Vilardell March (non-executive)

Mr. Javier Vilardell March (non-executive)

  • Director category: Non-executive
  • First appointment: 22-12-2009

MBA from Duke University, Fukua School of Business (Durham, USA). Executive Program at Harvard University (Boston, USA).

He is Deputy Director of the Corporate Finance Department at Banco Espírito Santo de Investimento.

He has served as Deputy Chairman of Business Development for the USA and Canada at Dragados USA (ACS Group).

Previously, he served as a Strategic Planning and Business Development analyst for the USA, Asia and Latin America at Terra Lycos (Telefónica), and worked on different business projects in Mexico.

He does not belong to the Board of Directors of any listed company either in Spain or abroad.

Mr. Vicente Moreno García-Mansilla (independent)

Mr. Vicente Moreno García-Mansilla (independent)

  • Director category: Independent
  • First appointment: 21-07-2016

Chairman of the Remuneration and Audit Committees and member of the Appointments, Sustainability and Corporate Governance Committee.

Graduate in Naval Engineering from the Naval Engineering School in Madrid. In 1985, he joined Accenture as an analyst. He was responsible for the Financial Services business in Spain and Mexico and was head of the Banking Industry for Southern Europe and Latin America. In 1995, he was promoted to director, in 2005 to CEO for Spain, Portugal, Africa and Israel, upon the decision of the other directors and in 2007 was also appointed chairman, resigning from both positions in 2015.

Up until 2015 he was a member of the American Chamber of Commerce, the American Business Council, the Business Council of the CEOE, the Businessmen's Association, the Trustees of Spain's Royal Theatre, the Advisory Council of the Official College of Naval Engineers, the Advisory Council of the Spanish Engineering Institute and the Spanish Consultancy Association. 

He has served on the Board of Trustees at the Accenture and SM (Editorial SM) foundations, and the Professional Board of the ESADE.

He is a director at Metrovacesa, S.A. and member of the company's Appointments and Remuneration Committee.

Mr. Juan Carlos Villalonga March (non-executive)

Mr. Juan Carlos Villalonga March (non-executive)

  • Director category: Non-executive
  • First appointment: 22-12-2009

His professional career has been pursued in the banking sector, mainly at Banca March and Banco Urquijo, in the Capital Market division.

He is a director at Resco Promociones del Sur, S.A, dedicated to the hotel business in Cádiz; and several companies dedicated to real-estate development: Resco.Sotogrande, S.A. (in southern Spain); Demetrio Serrano e Hijos, S.L. (Segovia); and Almena Desarrolladora S.A. (Mexico).

He does not belong to the Board of Directors of any listed company either in Spain or abroad.

Ms. María Antonia Otero Quintas (independent)

Ms. María Antonia Otero Quintas (independent)

  • Director category: Independent
  • First appointment: 11-07-2019

Member of the Audit Committee and of the Global Risks and Technological Change Committee.

She studied Telecommunications Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. She studied on the Corporate Senior Management Programme at the IESE.

She served as Deputy Managing Director of Telecommunications and Networks at Telefónica and has served as a director at Jazztel and Unicaja. She is currently a director at March RS.

Secretary

Mr. José Ignacio Benjumea Alarcón

Mr. José Ignacio Benjumea Alarcón

  • First appointment: 26-06-1998

Secretary of the Appointments and Corporate Governance Committee, the Remuneration Committee, the Audit Committee and the Global Risks and Technological Change Committee.

State's Attorney.

He does not belong to the Board of Directors of any listed company either in Spain or abroad.

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