Juan María Nin Génova

Member of the Board of Directors of Société Générale. Expert on international banking and financial strategy. CEO of La Caixa Bank (2007-2014).

The ‘easiest’ part is to calm down the financial panic. The difficult part is to recover solvency for the whole economy

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Juan María Nin Génova has first-hand knowledge of the world of high finance and international economic politics. Independent Director of the Board at Société Générale and member of its Risks Committee. He is also Senior Advisor at global investment firms such as Corsair Capital and Permira. Former Chairman of the Fundación Consejo España-EEUU (US-Spain Council) from 2012 to 2015, he was deputy chairman and CEO of La Caixa (2007-2014) during the financial crisis that led to the restructuring of the Spanish financial system.

As a speaker he is skilled at analyzing the complexity of international relations, economics and politics. He is also a renowned expert in banking, business transformation processes and European politics. He is regularly invited to international forums and think tanks such as the Milken Institute, the IMF and Bilderberg.

Since joining the Spanish ministry team that negotiated the accession of Spain to the EC (1978-1980), he has been a strong advocate for the European Project. Juan María Nin is a leading believer of the potential advantages of the free trade agreement between the US and the EU. He also stands out as an expert in bilateral relations between USA and Spain.

His career path has been focused on the banking industry. He was one of the architects of the bank merger process that created the Santander Group, in which he held various senior international, corporate and retail banking positions. In 2002 Banco Sabadell took him on as CEO. From there, he went on to La Caixa, where he led the complex transformation of the savings bank into “La Caixa” Banking Foundation, Criteria and Caixabank, one of Spain’s banking industry leaders.

He has been a board member of companies such as Cepsa, Gas Natural Fenosa, Repsol, BPI, Erste Bank, VidaCaixa and GF Inbursa and is currently on the boards of Azora, Azvi, Día, Indukern and Naturhouse.

He has a degree in Law and Economics from the University of Deusto and a Master in Law from the London School of Economics. In 2013 he received the Gran Cruz de la Orden del Mérito Civil (Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit), granted by the Government of Spain. He had published 'Por un crecimiento racional' (Deusto, 2017).

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