Grupo Unicaja Banco has held, on 28 and 29 October, its 20th Convention, with a total of 500 participants. During the meeting, held at Malaga Trade Fair and Congress Center, the institution has analyzed its global position in the new environment and the new strategic lines in relation to the business model, the improvement of efficiency and profitability, as well as the boost to digitalization with focus on the client, among other topics.
The Convention also had among its basic goals to get to know the view that the management staff has on the application and development of the strategic planning, and to facilitate the exchange of opinions and experiences. Participants have included, in addition to members of the Board of Directors and Senior Managers, heads of central services, a broad representation of branches and commercial network, heads of other functions, technical profiles and managers of Group companies. The convention has also featured the participation of renowned external experts. The Mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre, participated at the meeting opening.
In his speech, the Chairman of Unicaja Banco, Manuel Azuaga remarked how important it is that institution, in its role as financial intermediary, ‘continues to preserve and maintain its approach and relation with customers, who identify themselves in the features that define its profile: a proximity business, oriented towards families and SMEs, implemented with effectiveness, efficiency and profitability, within acceptable risk levels, and with a perspective of social responsibility’.
He also stated that ‘in a context of deep economic, technological and social changes, Unicaja Banco will continue to adapt to the new situation, boosting levers of structural nature to compete properly in the new environment and to continue providing services, keeping clients as its main focus of attention’.
The CEO of Unicaja Banco, Ángel Rodríguez de Gracia, analysed the competitive positioning, vision and challenges of the institution, and said that it was necessary ‘to put the focus on the growth of profitable business, while keeping the prudence that has characterized the trajectory of the institution’.
The Mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre, in his speech at the Convention, talking about Unicaja Banco, remarked ‘the consolidation of a project which has resulted in the configuration of a strong and sound bank, with a well-established image and with the capacity to give momentum to the economy’. He also underlined the ‘global vision’ of the financial institution, hand in hand with its policy of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).