Jordi Gual Solé, born in Lleida in 1957, has served as Chairman of CaixaBank since 2016.
He holds a PhD in Economics (1987) from the University of California at Berkeley and is a professor of Economics at the IESE Business School and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London.
He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Telefónica and on the Supervisory Board at Erste Group Bank. He is also a member of the Institute of International Finance (IIF) Market Monitoring Group, Chairman of FEDEA, Vice President of the Círculo de Economía and the Fundación Cotec para la Innovación, and serves on the Boards of the CEDE Foundation, the Institució Cultural del CIC, the Real Instituto Elcano and Barcelona Mobile World Capital Foundation.
Prior to his appointment as Chairman of CaixaBank, he was the Chief Economist and Head of Strategic Planning and Research for CaixaBank and Director General of Planning and Strategic Development for CriteriaCaixa. He joined the “la Caixa” group in 2005. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Repsol and served as an Economics Advisor for the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs in Brussels and as a Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.
Jordi Gual's work on banking, European integration, regulation and competition policy has been widely published.
In 1999 he was awarded the research prize from the European Investment Bank and in 1979 the special award as part of his degree in economic and business sciences. He was also a Fullbright Scholar.
Latest update: July 2019.