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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 CriteriaCaixa. 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 “la Caixa” Banking Foundation:


Isidro Fainé Casas

Juan José López Burniol

Salvador Alemany Mas
César Alierta Izuel
Shlomo Ben Ami
Luis Carreras del Rincón (designated by Cruz Roja Española)
Isabel Estapé Tous
Eugenio Gay Montalvo (designated by Càritas Diocesana de Barcelona)
Javier Godó Muntañola
Francesc Homs Ferret
Jaime Lanaspa Gatnau
Carles Llorens i Vila (designated by Ateneu Barcelonès)
Asunción Ortega Enciso
Artur Santos Silva
Javier Solana Madariaga

Secretary (non-member)
Josep Maria Coronas Guinart

CEO of "la Caixa" Banking Foundation
Jaume Giró Ribas

Barcelona, September 2018

Senior Management of "la Caixa" Banking Foundation

CEO of "la Caixa" Banking Foundation

Jaime Giró Ribas
Deputy General Director
Elisa Durán Montolio
Deputy General Manager
Esther Planas Herrera
Deputy General Manager
Marc Simón Martínez
Corporate Director of Regional Action and Centres
Rafael Chueca Blasco
Corporate Director of Communications and Marketing
Jesús Nemesio Arroyo González
Corporate Director of of the Research and Strategy Area
Ángel Font Vidal
Director of the International Area
H.R.H. the Infanta Cristina of Spain
Director of the Organisation and Information Systems Area
Rosa María Cirera Clotet
Director of the Science Popularization and CosmoCaixa Area
Jordi Portabella Calvete
Director of the Culture Area
Ignasi Miró Borràs
Director of the Commerce and Education Area
Javier Bertolín Pueyo
Director of the Strategy, Prospective and Internal Communication
Ignasi Calvera Cabeza
Director of the Institutional Relations Area
Ventura Rebés Weindl
Director of the Finance and Control Area
Eva Bermejo Martínez
Director of thePoverty and Health Area
Montserrat Buisán Gallardo
Director of the Regional Action Area and Centers
Marta Vallejo Rodríguez

Barcelona, September 2017