Mr. Isidro Faine Casas serves as Vice-Chairman of our Board of Directors. For over 40 years, Mr. Faine has worked in several financial institutions, including amongst others: Banco Atlantico, S.A., (1964), Banco de Asuncion (Paraguay) (1969), Banca Riva y Garcia, S.A. (1973), Banca Jover, S.A. (1974), and Banco Union, S.A. (1978). In 1982, he joined la Caixa as Deputy Executive General Manager, subsequently taking on various positions of responsibility. In April 1991, he was appointed Deputy Executive Managing Director and in 1999 rose to General Manager of the bank, before becoming Chairman from June 2007 to June 2014. Mr. Isidro Faine Casas is currently Chairman of the Board of trustees of the Fundacion Bancaria Caixa d’Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona la Caixa, of Criteria Caixa, S.A.U., and of the Spanish Confederation of Savings Banks (CECA). He is also Chairman of the European Savings Banks Group (ESGB) and Chairman of Gas Natural, SDG, S.A. Additionally, he is Deputy Chairman of the World Savings Banks Institute (WSBI). Furthermore, he is a member of the Boards of Directors of Banco Portugues de Investimento, S.A. (BPI), of the Bank of East Asia and of Suez Environnement Company. He is currently the Chairman of the Spanish Confederation of Executives (CEDE), the Spanish Chapter of the Club of Rome and the Circulo Financiero. Mr. Isidro Faine Casas holds a Doctorate degree in Economics, a Diploma in Senior Management from IESE Business School and an ISMP certificate in Business Administration from Harvard University. He is a member of the Royal Academy of Economics and Finance and of the Royal Academy of Doctorate Holders.