Mr. Manuel Azuaga Moreno

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Executive Chairman. Date of first appointment: 12/01/2011 - Date of last re-election: 04/27/2018

Mr. Azuaga has a degree in Philosophy and Literature from the University of Málaga.

 

He was head of risks at Caja Rural de Málaga. He was also head of audit and internal control, deputy director of planning and management control, organization and human resources at Caja de Ahorros y Préstamos de Antequera.

 

He has been chairman of Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea, S.A. (AENA), member of the Board of Directors of Deóleo, S.A., Autopista del Sol Concesionaria Española, S.A., Lico Corporación, S.A., Cía. Andaluza de Rentas e Inversiones, S.A. (CARISA), Sacyr Vallehermoso, S.A. and Banco Europeo de Finanzas, S.A.

 

He held the positions of deputy director of planning and management control, general secretary, regional director of business, head of the division of investees and managing director at Unicaja.

 

He has also held the position of chairman of the Board of Directors of EspañaDuero.

 

He has held the positions of managing director and deputy chairman CEO at Unicaja Banco.

 

He is currently, besides the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Unicaja Banco, SA, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cecabank, SA and Director of CECA. 

 

He has been the Executive Chairman of Unicaja Banco since June 2016, and Director of the Company since December 2011.

Mr. Ángel Rodríguez de Gracia

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Executive CEO. Date of first appointment: 07/30/2019

Mr. Rodríguez de Gracia has a degree in Business Science from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

 

His career started in Arthur Andersen as Manager of the Division of Financial Institutions and he has 40 years of experience in managing positions in the financial sector.

 

He held several positions in Finamersa Entidad de Financiación, S.A. and Caja General de Ahorros de Granada, before joining Unicaja in 1992. Since then, he has held the following senior management positions: Head of Operating Systems and Control, Head of Planning and Commercial Development, Head of the Retail Banking and Network Division at Unicaja, and Deputy Manager of Investment Banking. Other positions include Director at Banco de Caja España de Inversiones, Salamanca y Soria, S.A. and member of the Risk Committee of the said bank from 2014 to 2018.

 

So far, he held the position of General Manager of Assets Recovery, Non-Core Business and Investees.


He is currently CEO at Unicaja Banco, and he currently chairs the Board of Directors of the Group companies Alteria Corporación Unicaja, S.L., Inmobiliaria Acinipo, S.L., Unicaja Gestión de Activos Inmobiliarios, S.A., Gestión de Inmuebles Adquiridos, S.L., and Unimediación, S.L.

 

He is also member of the Board of Directors of the investee Hidralia, Gestión Integral de Aguas de Andalucía, S.A. and the Board of Directors of Banco Europeo de Finanzas, S.A.

Mr. Juan Fraile Cantón

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Vice-Chairman, Proprietary. Date of first appointment: 12/01/2011 - Date of last re-election: 04/27/2018

Mr. Fraile holds a degree in Philosophy and Teaching from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia.

 

He has been a primary school teacher at Aneja School at the Normal School of Melilla and at the Juan Carrillo School in Ronda.

 

He has held the following positions: Councilor and Mayor of the City Council of Ronda, Provincial Representative and Chairman of the Provincial Council of Málaga (Diputación de Málaga), Chairman of Patronato de Turismo Costa del Sol and Member of the European Parliament (member of the Subcommittee on Human Rights, Committee for the Development and Delegation to the Joint Parliamentary Assembly ACP-UE).

 

Other relevant positions: Chairman of the Audit Committee, General Counsel, Member of the Board of Directors, S.A., and Vice President of Unicaja; member of the Board of Trustees of the Unicaja Banking Foundation and Director at Banco Europeo de Finanzas, S.A.

 

He is currently Second Vice-Chairman at Unicaja Banco, Director at Alteria Corporación Unicaja, S.L.U. and member of the Board of Trustees of Fundación Unicaja Ronda.

 

Directorship Category: Proprietary (proposed by Fundación Bancaria Unicaja).

Mr. Victorio Valle Sánchez

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Independent Vice-Chairman. Date of first appointment: 12/01/2011 - Date of last re-election: 04/27/2018

Mr. Valle holds a degree in Political Science and Economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He also has a PhD in Economics from the same university and Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Málaga and Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED).

 

He has been a Professor of Public Finance at the University of Málaga, and Professor of Applied Economics and Dean of the School of Economics at the UNED.

 

He has held the following positions: General Manager and Deputy General Manager at Fundación de las Cajas de Ahorros (FUNCAS), General Secretary at Fondo de Garantía de Depósitos de las Cajas de Ahorros, Head of Advisory and Non-Operational Services, as well as Head of Studies and Programmes, at Confederación Española de Cajas de Ahorros (CECA), Chairman of the Banco Hipotecario de España, General Director of Financial Policy at the Spanish Ministry of Economy.

Ms. Isabel Martín Castellá

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Independent Lead Director. Date of first appointment: 04/26/2017

Ms. Martín holds a degree in Economics and Business from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and she is a State Economist by competitive examination.

  • She has held different positions, such as deputy general director, at the Spanish Ministries of Commerce and Tourism, and Industry and Energy.
  • She was deputy general director of Banco Hispanoamericano, Banco Central Hispano and Banco Santander.
  • She was Vice-President of the European Investment Bank, where she also was a member of the Executive Council.
  • She was manager of Centro Financiero Internacional.
  • She has been a member of the supervisory board and member of the Audit and Appointments Committee at ING Groep, N.V. / ING Bank, as well as a member of the supervisory board of ING Insurance, N.V. (at present Nationale Nederlander, N.V.)
  • She is currently a member of the board of directors at Sacyr, S.A. and at Bolsas y Mercados Españoles, S.A.

Ms. Teresa Sáez Ponte

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Secretary of the Board of Directors, Proprietary. Date of first appointment: 04/27/2018

Ms. Sáez has a degree in Economics from the University of Santiago de Compostela. She started her career at the Financial Division of Sociedad Petrolífera Española Shell S.A. She has developed most of her career at the Official Credit Institute (Instituto de Crédito Oficial - ICO), with the following positions: Financial Deputy Director; Manager of Financial Markets; Senior Dealer in Treasury and Coordinator of Front Office and Back Office activities.

 

She was also Director of the Financial Division of Caja España de Inversiones, General Director of Banco Europeo de Finanzas, S.A. and Head of Investees at Unicaja Banco.

 

She was director at different companies of the financial and industrial sectors. She has been a trustee of Fundación Bancaria Unicaja.

 

Directorship Category: Proprietary (proposed by Fundación Bancaria Unicaja).

Ms. Ana Bolado Valle

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Independent Member. Date of first appointment: 04/27/2018

Ms. Bolado has a degree in Pharmacy from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and an MBA from IE Business School. She has developed her professional career at Banco de Santander, where she held the following positions: Corporate Director of Digital Strategy and Business in Santander Universidades; Corporate Director of T&O in Santander Universidades; Director for Commercial Strategy and Business Development in Commercial Banking in Spain; Corporate Director of Human Resources; Managing Director Global Banking and Markets; Managing Director Financial Products, Origination RF and Sales; VP Investment Banking Emerging Markets and Associate Treasury and Capital Markets, and Director at Parques Reunidos Servicios Centrales, S.L.

 

She is currently member of the board of directors of Inmobiliaria Colonial Socimi, S.A., Caceis Group and Caceis Bank, member of the Advisory Board of Fellow Funders and of the board of directors of Metrovacesa, S.A.

Mr. Manuel Conthe Gutiérrez

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Independent Member. Date of first appointment: 04/27/2018

Mr. Conthe has a Law degree from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and executive training program from "Harvard Business School".

 

He is a civil servant by competitive examination of the Special Corps of Government Economists (Cuerpo de Técnicos Comerciales del Estado).

 

He has held the following positions: Deputy Director General of the Treasury for External Finance; Director General for Foreign Transactions; Director General of the Treasury and Financial Policy; Deputy Minister for Economy (Secretario de Estado de Economía); Chief Economic and Commercial Counselor for Spain´s Permanent Representation to the EU; Vice President at the World Bank for the Financial Sector and Chairman of the Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores and member of the Board of Directors of Acerinox, S.A.

 

He was chairman of the Spains Arbitration Court of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce of which he is an independent arbitrator today. He is also columnist and chairman of the Advisory Board of the economic newspaper Expansión, member of the Advisory Boards of Indexa Capital and of the Fundación del Español Urgente.

Ms. Petra Mateos-Aparicio Morales

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Proprietary Member. Date of first appointment: 01/30/2014 - Date of last re-election: 04/27/2018

Ms. Mateos-Aparicio has a cum laude PhD in Economics and Business Studies from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and she is a professor of Financial Economics.She is also the Deputy Chairwoman of the USA-Spain Chamber of Commerce, since February 2011, and Independent Director at Técnicas Reunidas, S.A., sin February 2016.

 

She has been Indpendent Director of Solvay (2009-2013) in Belgium; Executive Chairwoman of Hispasat (2004-2012); Non-executive Chairwoman of Hisdesat (2005-2011); Director at Hispamar Satélites (Brazil); Director at Xtar Llc (USA) since 2005 until 2012. Since 1983 until 1985 she was Director of Iberia and Banco Exterior de España, where she was Deputy General Director (Directora General Adjunta) from 1985 to 1987.

 

With a broad academic experience, Mrs. Mateos-Aparicio is Member of the International Advisory Board of Science, University and Society of the CRUE (Conference of Chancellors of Spanish Universities). She has been (1982-2015) Professor of Financial Economics in the Department of Business Economics and Accounting of School of Economics of the UNED, and Professor of Financial Economics at Colegio Unversitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF); member of the National Board of the Instituto Español de Analistas Financieros (IEAF) (2011-2017) and Member of Board of ANECA (National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain) (2009-2015).

 

Mrs. Mateos-Aparicio has received several awards and prizes, such as: Knight of the Legion of Honor from the Republic of France (2011); Business Leader of the Year (2010), from the USA-Spain Chamber of Commerce; or Woman Together Foundation (2009) Award from the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).

 

She has published several books and papers on financial topics. Her latest published book, Finanzas Corporativas, with the authors Brealy, Myers, Marcus and Mateos (McGraw-Hill and UNED, 2010) is a relevant text for decision-making in the financial field.

 

Directorship Category: Proprietary (proposed by Fundación Bancaria Unicaja).

Mr. Agustín Molina Morales

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Proprietary Member. Date of first appointment: 12/01/2011 - Date of last re-election: 04/27/2018

Mr. Molina has a PhD in Economics and Business Studies from the University of Málaga and is a Professor of Applied Economics (Public Finance) at the University of Almería.

 

He has been the Head of the Department of Applied Economics of the University of Almería, Dean of the Social Science and Law School and Vice-Chancellor of University Extension (Vicerrector de Extensión Universitaria) of the same University. He was also research fellow of the Ministry of Sciences and Education.

 

His job has been recognised with the prize Premio Andalucía de Economía y Hacienda Autonómica, awarded by the Regional Government of Andalusia (Junta de Andalucía).

 

He has collaborated with the Fondo para la Investigación Económico y Social (FIES) foundation of the Spanish saving banks and with the Instituto de Estudios Fiscales.

 

He has published over one hundred books and papers in Spanish and foreign specialized journals.

 

He has been secretary of the Board of Directors of Caja de Ahorros de Ronda and of the Board of Directors of Unicaja and Unicaja Banco.

 

He is currently a member and secretary of the Board of Trustees (Patronato) of Fundación Unicaja.

 

Directorship Category: Proprietary (proposed by Fundación Bancaria Unicaja).

Mr. Manuel Muela Martín-Buitrago

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Proprietary Member. Date of first appointment: 02/21/2018

Mr. Muela has a degree in Political Science and Economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a degree in Law from the UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia).

 

He was member of the Deputy General Secretariat of the Instituto de Crédito de las Cajas de Ahorros.

 

He held the positions of Head of Department of Savings Banks (Jefe de Negociado de las Cajas de Ahorros) and Head of Credit Institutions (Jefe de Sección de Entidades de Crédito) at the Bank of Spain. He has also been Chairman of the Liquidation Committee IGS Mercado Hipotecario and Executive Chairman of the Liquidation Committees if several Sociedades de Garantía Recíproca (Mutual Guarantee Schemes), upon proposal by the Bank of Spain.

 

He has held the following positions: Deputy General Director and Technical General Secretary at Caixa Catalunya, General Director at Caja de Ahorros y Monte de Piedad de Cádiz, CEO at Bank of Credit and Commerce, S.A.E. and Executive Chairman at Banco Europeo de Finanzas (in the latter two, upon proposal by the Fondo de Garantía de Depósitos), as well as independent Director at Grupo Caja3 and Non- executive Chairman of Banco de Caja España de Inversiones, Salamanca y Soria, S.A. (EspañaDuero).

 

He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Caja de Seguros Reunidos, Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros, S.A.

 

Directorship Category: Proprietary (proposed by Fundación Bancaria Unicaja).

Ms. María Luisa Arjonilla López

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Independent Member. Date of first appointment: 01/23/2020

Ms Arjonilla has a degree in Biology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. With a broad experience in the sector of Banking and Financial Markets, she has been Head of Technology and Transactions Commercial Banking at Banco Santander, Head of Technology at Banco Popular, and she also held that same position previously at Barclays Bank España. At EURO AUTOMATIC CASH, entidad de pago, S.L., she was appointed non-executive Director. She has also spent part of her career working in other sectors as Head of Product at Alnova Technologies or Consultant and Manager at Accenture.

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