José Manuel González Páramo

Mr. González-Páramo is a Spanish economist who served as a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB) from 2004 until 2012. In June 2013 he was appointed Executive Board member of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA), one of the largest financial institutions in the world, and is present mainly in Spain, South America, North America, Turkey, and Romania. Before that he served as an Executive Board member of Bank of Spain, from 1994 to 2004. From 1985 to 1994 González-Páramo was an economic adviser to various public and private institutions including the Banco de España (1989–1994), the European Commission, the IMF and the World Bank Group. He is a professor of Economics at IESE Business School and the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of European DataWarehouse.