José Ignacio Goirigolzarri, born in Bilbao in 1954. He has been the executive Chairman of CaixaBank since 2021.
He has a degree in Economics and Business Studies from the Commercial University of Deusto (Bilbao). Graduate in Finances and Strategic Planning from the University of Leeds (United Kingdom).
He is also currently the Deputy Chairman of the Spanish Confederation of Savings Banks (CECA).
Furthermore, he is a Trustee of CEDE, Pro-Spanish Royal Academy Foundation, honorable Trustee of the US-Spain Council Foundation, Chairman of Deusto Business School, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Benjamin Franklin American Institute of Research, and Chairman of the Garum Foundation. He is also Chairman of the CaixaBank Dualiza Foundation.
Before taking on the Chairmanship of CaixaBank and since 9 May 2012, he was the executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bankia, Chairman of its Technology and Innovation Committee, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of BFA, Tenedora de Acciones, S.A.U. He began his career in the Bank of Bilbao in 1977, where he was Managing Director of the BBV and member of the Management Board of the company, with responsibilities in Commercial Banking in Spain and operations in Latin America. He was responsible for Retail Banking at BBVA and Chief Executive Officer of the company until 2009. During this period, he was also a Director of BBVA-Bancomer (Mexico), Citic Bank (China) and CIFH (Hong Kong). He served as Deputy Chairman at Telefónica and Repsol and Spanish Chairman of the Spain-USA Foundation.