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Juan Ignacio Apoita Board Chairman

Juan Ignacio Apoita

Board Chairman

Graduate in Law, specialising in legal-economic issues, from the University of Deusto (Bilbao), postgraduate studies at the University of Amsterdam and Management Coaching Programme at IESE Business School.

He joined the former Banco de Bilbao in 1985, and spent most of his professional career at what is now BBVA, in posts of responsibility such as Executive Vice-Chairman of BBVA-Banco Provincial in Venezuela, Managing Director of BBVA France, Head of BBVA Group Pensions, Head of the Global Transactional Services Area, among others.

In December 2005 he was appointed BBVA Group Head of Human Resources, and in October 2009 he joined the BBVA Group Management Committee as Head of Human Resources and Services (Property, General Services and Security), a post he held until March 2015.

Since January 2016 he has been a Member of the Advisory Committee of Human Age Institute, a ManpowerGroup Foundation set up to assist and develop talent and employability.

Luis Sanchez NavarreteBoard Member

Luis Sanchez Navarrete

Board Member

He has worked in posts of HR responsibility at a number of companies in various sectors.

His last professional post was as Head of Development and Corporate HR Policies for the entire BBVA Group, taking responsibility for policies and processes in relation to Selection, Development, Training, Compensation and Benefits.

At Editorial SM he was in charge of HR and Organisation for the entire Grupo Editorial.

He worked as Head of HR and Organisation in the Airbus Manufacturing Division's Getafe Plant.

He also worked as Head of Employment Relations with IBERIA Líneas Aéreas.

Gerardo Casares MedranoBoard Member

Gerardo Casares

Board Member

Degree in Mathematics from the University of Oviedo, MBA from Instituto de Empresa.

He has implemented and acted as advisor on a number of business projects. He is now a director at several technology-based companies with high growth potential, and has worked in a professional capacity in several management posts with technology companies. He has rolled out a number of innovative business projects, and has assisted with the management of investment in start-ups.

Carlos ÁlvarezHead of Operations and R+D

Carlos Álvarez

Head of Operations and R+D

IT Engineer with over 15 years' experience.

Expert in User Experience (UX) and product definition for multinationals such as Panda Security.

A wealth of experience in management of IT projects, from the initial capture of requisites to definition and management of projects at IT consultants such as M2C Consulting and Intermark IT.

Pablo RomeroTechnology Architect

Pablo Romero

Technology Architect

Advanced IT Engineer with over 15 years' experience.

Expert in the development of software, especially in web applications, .NET ecosystems and Java.

Extensive experience in the analysis and development of IT solutions for many customers across a range of sectors, including IBEX 35 companies, and IT consultants such as Intermark IT and Thales Information Systems.


Sergio Fernández


IT and management engineer with over 15 years' experience.

Experience in user support and training in SW/HW tools for multinationals such as Indra.

Experience in IT project management, on the basis of the customer's requirements. National project manager for customers such as Sacyr and DIA%.


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