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Corporate information

Corporate Governance

Fundación Bancaria Caixa d’Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona, “la Caixa”, is a nonprofit organization, and its heritage is bound to the compliance with general interest purposes. It is the result of transforming Caixa d'Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona (“la Caixa”) into a banking foundation and, coming from this transformation, the organization maintains its legal personality, with full legal and working capacity.

The Foundation focuses its main activity on the care and development of Obra Social and on the appropriate management of Criteria CaixaHolding. This wholly-owned investee is the holding company for the ”la Caixa” shares in CaixaBank as well as for holdings in other, non-financial, strategic sectors.

Fundación Bancaria Caixa d’Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona, ”la Caixa”, will mainly carry out its activities throughout the Spanish territory, without prejudice of a special dedication due to its origin to Catalonia and the Balearic islands, as well as the possible development of its activity at a national scale.

The Foundation is registered in the Foundations Registry and is bound by Law 26/2013 of 27 December on savings banks and banking foundations, by Law 50/2002 of 26 December on foundations, by the rest of the applicable regulations and by its Statutes. Additionally, the Foundation is under the protection of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, and the Bank of Spain carries out the supervision tasks assigned to it by the current regulations.

Governing Bodies

According to the Law, the government bodies of the Foundation are the Board of trustees and the CEO. The Board of trustees is the highest government body and representation of the Foundation, and they have the task of complying with the foundation purposes and diligently managing the assets and rights which make up the Foundation's heritage, while maintaining its performance and usefulness. The Board of trustees is the body that names the CEO.

Board of trustees of the “la Caixa” Banking Foundation:


Isidro Fainé Casas

Deputy Chairman and Deputy Secretary
Alejandro García-Bragado Dalmau

Salvador Alemany Mas
Jaime Lanaspa Gatnau
Javier Solana Madariaga
Josefina Castellví Piulach
César Alierta Izuel
María Teresa Bassons Boncompte
Javier Godó Muntañola
Francesc Homs Ferret
Juan José López Burniol
Carlos Slim Helú
Xavier Ventura Ferrero (designated by the Societat Econòmica Barcelonesa d’Amics del País)
Eugenio Gay Montalvo (designated by Caritas Diocesana of Barcelona)
Antonio Aguilera Rodríguez (designated by Cruz Roja Española)

Secretary (not member)
Óscar Calderón de Oya

CEO of "la Caixa" Banking Foundation
Jaume Giró Ribas

Senior Management of "la Caixa" Banking Foundation

CEO of "la Caixa" Banking Foundation

Jaime Giró Ribas
Deputy General Director
Elisa Durán Montolio
Corporate Director of the Finance and Resources Area
Esther Planas Herrera
Corporate Director of the Social Area
Marc Simón Martínez
Corporate Director of the Regions and Centres
Rafael Chueca Blasco
Corporate Director of Communications and Marketing
Jesús Nemesio Arroyo González
Corporate Director of Human Resources and Strategy
Ángel Font Vidal
Director of the International Programme Area
S.A.R. La Infanta Doña Cristina
Director of the Organisation and Information Systems Area
Rosa María Cirera Clotet
Director of the Science and the Environment Area
Enric Banda Tarradellas
Director of the Culture Area
Ignasi Miró Borràs
Director of the Commerce and Education Area
Javier Bertolín Pueyo
Director of the Institutional Relations Area
Pere Capella Alsina

Barcelona, July 2015