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Appointments and Corporate Governance Committee

Chairman

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.

Members

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.

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. 

Secretary

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.

Remuneration Committee

Chairman

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. 

Members

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. 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.

Secretary

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.

Audit Committee

Chairman

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.

Members

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.

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

  • 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.

Global Risks and Technological Change Committee

Chairman

Mr. Moisés Israel Abecasis (independent)

  • Director categoryIndependent
  • First appointment22-01-2014

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.

Members

Ms. Eva María Fernández Góngora (independent)

  • Director categoryIndependent
  • First appointment05-11-2021

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. María Antonia Otero Quintas (independent)

  • Director categoryIndependent
  • First appointment11-07-2019

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

  • 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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