Eduardo Javier Sanchiz, born in Vitoria in 1956, has been a member of CaixaBank’s Board of Directors since September 2017.
He has a degree in Economics and Business Studies from Deusto University (San Sebastián campus) and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Instituto Empresa in Madrid.
He has been the Chief Executive Officer of Almirall from July 2011 to September 30, 2017. During this time, the company undertook a major strategic transformation with the ambition of becoming one of the world’s leading companies in skin treatment.
Prior to this, since joining Almirall in May 2004, he held the posts of Executive Director of Corporate Development and Finance and Chief Financial Officer. In both these posts Eduardo helped boost the company’s international expansion process through different alliance transactions with other firms and external product licences, as well as five corporate acquisitions and product portfolios. He also coordinated the company’s stock market flotation in 2007.
He has been a member of Almirall’s Board of Directors since January 2005 and a member of the Dermatology Committee since it was created in 2015.
Before joining Almirall, he worked at the American pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly & Company, holding finance, marketing, sales and general management posts for 22 years, 17 of which he spent working outside Spain. He took the opportunity to live in six different countries and his most relevant positions include Managing Director in Belgium, Managing Director in Mexico and his latest post at this company, Executive Director for the business area covering the central, north, east and south European countries.
He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico and that of the Association of Pharmaceutical Industries in several European and Latin-American countries.
Last update: January 2018.