The board of directors of Unicaja Banco has agreed this Friday to appoint Miguel González as the new proprietary director for the Unicaja Banking Foundation, replacing Juan Fraile, who submitted his resignation in December. Fraile resigned from the post to “facilitate” the renewal process of the Foundation’s representatives in the bank, of which she is the main shareholder with 30% of the capital.
The Foundation, which has four seats on the board of Unicaja Banco, has already selected the professionals who will replace its other three directors, Petra Mateos, Manuel Muela and Teresa Sáez, whom it will take over due to “lack of trust”. They are the business leader Natalia Sánchez Romero, the university professor José Ramón Sánchez Serrano and the former Bank of Spain inspector Juan Antonio Izaguirre.
Miguel González has a degree in Economics and Business Sciences and also a PhD. He has been linked to financial institutions for a large part of his life and has extensive academic experience at the Universities of Granada and Malaga. Natalia Sánchez is executive vice president and general secretary of the Confederation of Businessmen of Malaga (CEM), an entity led by the also president of the Confederation of Businessmen of Andalusia (CEA), Javier González de Lara.
José Ramón Sánchez is a professor in the Department of Finance and Accounting at the University of Malaga, where he received his doctorate, and has extensive experience in the financial and educational sectors, the latter field where he stands out in research with publications on financial accounting.
Juan Antonio Izaguirre, with a degree in Economics and Business Administration, has extensive experience as an inspector for the Bank of Spain and is a retired professor in the Accounting Department of the Autonomous University of Madrid.
The new proprietary directors elected by the Unicaja Foundation will arrive at the bank at a crucial moment, having to face a transfer of power or succession due to the end of the transitional period after its merger with Liberbank, a stage that must end on July 31 at the latest. .