José Serna Masiá was born in Albacete in 1942, and has been a member of the CaixaBank Board of Directors since July 2016.
He graduated in Law at Madrid’s Universidad Complutense in 1964, and began his professional career in the legal department at Butano, S.A. (1969/70).
In 1971 he joined the State Lawyer Corps, and worked in the Corps in Salamanca and at the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Finance. He then joined the State’s contentious services division at what was then known as the Madrid Territorial Court (now the High Court of Justice) until he applied for leave in 1983.
Between 1983 and 1987 he worked as Legal Advisor at the Madrid Stock Exchange. In 1987 he was admitted as a Forex and Stock Market Broker at the Barcelona Stock Exchange, and was elected Secretary of its Union Board. He was involved in the 1988 stock market reform as Chairman of the Promoter of the new Barcelona Stock Exchange, and also as a member of the Consultative Committee of the newly created National Securities Market Commission.
In 1989 he was elected Chairman of the Barcelona Stock Exchange, a post he held for two consecutive terms until 1993. From 1991 to 1992 he was Chairman of the Spanish Stock Market Body representing Spain’s four Stock Exchanges, and Vice-Chairman of the Spanish Financial Futures Market in Barcelona. He was also Vice-Chairman of the “Barcelona Centro Financiero” Foundation and of Sociedad de Valores y Bolsa Interdealers, S.A.
In 1994 he started work as Forex and Stock Market Broker at the Official Traders College in Barcelona.
He sat on the ENDESA Board between 2000 and 2007, and was also a member of its Control and Audit Committee, and in fact chaired the Committee between 2006 and 2007. He also worked as advisor to ENDESA Diversificación and ENDESA Europa.
He was a Barcelona Notary Public from 2000 to 2013.
Last updated: December 2019.