Isidro Fainé Casas

73 years old


Chairman of CaixaBank

Director and member of the Strategy Committee of SUEZ

Date of initial appointment: October 29, 2014

Start date of current mandate: April 28, 2016

Termination date of mandate: General Shareholders’ Meeting which approves the financial statements for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019

Others titles and positions held (excluding Group):

  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees of ‘La Caixa” banking foundation;
  • Chairman of CaixaBank and of Criteria Caixa
  • Vice-president of Telefonica,1st Vice-President of Repsol;
  • Director of Gas Natural, Banco BPI and The Bank of East Asia.


Isidro Fainé Casas, born  on July 10, 1942, has been Chairman of CaixaBank since 2009, and a member of its Board of Directors since 2000. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of La Caixa banking foundation and Chairman of Criteria Caixa.

He holds a Doctorate in Economics, an International Senior Managers Program certificate in Business Administration from Harvard University, and is a graduate in Senior Management from the IESE Business School. He is a member of the Royal Academy of the Economy and Finance and the Royal Academy of Doctors.

He began his professional career in the banking sector as Investment Manager for Banco Atlántico in 1964 and was appointed as General Manager of Banco de Asunción in Paraguay in 1969. On his return to Barcelona, he held various management positions in financial entities: Head of Personnel at Banca Riva y García (1973), Advisor and Managing Director of Banca Jover (1974) and Managing Director of Banco Unión (1978). In 1982, he joined ”la Caixa” as Deputy CEO, subsequently taking on various positions. In April 1991, he was appointed Executive Assistant Managing Director and then, in 1999, Chief Executive Officer of the bank, of which he served as Chair from June 2007 to June 2014.Isidro Fainé Casas is the Vice-President of Telefónica, First Vice-Président of Repsol, and Director of Banco BPI and of The Bank of East Asia.

He currently chairs the Confederación Española de Cajas de Ahorros (Spanish Confederation of Savings Banks) and is Vice-President of the European Savings Banks Group (ESBG) and of the World Savings Banks Institute (WSBI).

He is also Chairman of the Confederación Española de Directivos y Ejecutivos (Spanish Confederation of Executives) and of the Spanish section of the Club of Roma y del Círculo Financiero (Club of Rome and of the Financial Group). He is also a member of the Consejo Empresarial para la Competitividad (Business Council for Competition).