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Mr. Nicolás Villén Jiménez (independent)

  • Member of the Credit Risk Committee, of the Auditing Committee and of the Credit Risk Committee.
  • 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.


Mrs. Agatha Echevarría Canales (Independent)

  • Member of the Audit Committee and of the Global Risks and Technological Change Committee.
  • Position: independent.
  • First appointment: 04-12-2018
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas and Degree in Business Sciences from ICADE.
  • She has developed her professional career at BP Spain, Touche Ross and Finanzas Charterhouse Ibérica.
  • She is currently a Board Member and Member of the Audit Committee at the listed company Viscofán as well as a Board Member at Papelera Guipuzcoana de Zicuñaga.

Mr. Albert Esteve Cruella (independent)

  • A degree in Economic Sciences at the University of Barcelona, and holds a diploma Business Administration at the ESADE Business School and in Corporate Resource Management from the IMD (Lausanne, Switzerland).
  • Position: Independent.
  • First appointment: 22-12-2009.
  • After several years' experience in the pharmaceutical fine chemistry in Spain, and in a multinational pharmaceutical company in the USA, he joined the Esteve subsidiary as Assistant to Director General and, previously, named appointed member of the Group's Executive Committee. He then was appointed President of Esteve Química (a branch of the group that comprises fine chemicals) and Vice-president of the Chemical-Pharmaceutical ESTEVE Group. His previous position in the Company was Managing Director of the ESTEVE chemical-pharmaceutical Group, and currently sits as Chairman at the Board of Directors.
  • He is 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 Risks Committee, 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. Vicente Moreno García-Mansilla (independent)

  • Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member 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.
  • In 1985, he joined Accenture as an analyst. He has been in charge of the Financial Services Business Area for Spain and Mexico and of the Banking Industry Unit for Southern Europe and Latin America. In 1995, he was promoted to partner; in 2005, he was elected to the office of CEO and has also held the office of President since 2007. He stepped down from both positions in 2015.
  • Until 2015 he was a member at the American Chamber of Commerce, the American Business Council, the CEOE Business Council, the Círculo de Empresarios, the Board of Protectors of the Teatro Real, the Advisory Board of the Spanish Institute of Engineering and the Spanish Advisory Association.
  • He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Accenture and SM (Editorial SM) foundations and of the Professional Council at ESADE.
  • He is a member of the Board at Metrovacesa, S.A. and of its Appointments and Remuneration Committee.  


Mr. 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 Risks Committee.
  • 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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