Isidro Fainé Casas was appointed President of ”la Caixa”.
During his presidency, ”la Caixa” became the leading entity in Spain and he strengthened the “la Caixa” Foundation, making it the second largest foundation in Europe.
The entity created MicroBank, the largest social bank specialising in micro-finance in Europe, intended for population segments whose financial needs are not covered, whether they are entrepreneurs, micro-companies or families. It operates via the CaixaBank office network to promote productive activity, creation, self-employment, personal and family development and financial inclusion.
This year, another key milestone was achieved: the portfolio of stocks in financial and industrial companies for “la Caixa”, Criteria CaixaCorp, was floated on the stock market.