Javier Ibarz Alegría (Barcelona 1953) has been a member of the Board of Directors of CaixaBank since 2012. He was a general director and member of the Board of Directors of Caja de Ahorros y Pensiones de Barcelona (”la Caixa”) until June 2014 and a trustee of the “la Caixa” Foundation until October 2014. Since 2014 he has been a member of the Board of Directors of VidaCaixa.
He graduated in industrial engineering from the Terrassa Technical School of Industrial Engineers, and he completed the Senior Program in Business and Senior Management at the IAD. Since 2013 he has been accredited as a qualified technician in preparing self-protection plans. In 2002, he obtained the title of Environmental System Manager from the European Organization for Quality and he has taken multiple postgraduate courses in construction, structures, industrial facilities, urbanisation and infrastructure. He has given various courses on training of board members.
He has worked widely as an industrial engineer since 1982. From 1993 until late 2013 he was, successively, Director of Product Area, of r+D+I, and of the Operations Area, before holding a position equivalent to that of General Director at a leading international solar protection company.
Since 2013, he has been the General Director and a charter member of EIGMA, S.L., a company that specialises in industrial consultancy, infrastructure and urbanisation, environmental management and packaging. Since 1994 he has been Teatre Fortuny de Reus’s Safety and Facilities and Emergency Plan Manager.
He has published various articles and given conferences on the influence of solar protection and energy savings on solar protection systems, as well as talks on the environment and environmental management.
Last updated: January 2017.