He was born in Madrid, in 1959. He is an economist and was awarded a Master’s Degree of Science in Management from the University of Miami, Florida.
Chairman of Banesco Grupo Financiero Internacional. He started his career in 1976 in Banco Unión (Venezuela). In 1986 he founded Escotet Casa de Bolsa, which gave rise to Banesco Banco Universal in 1991. As of 1992, he conducted the international expansion of the entity, with the foundation of Banesco Internacional Panamá and Banesco Internacional Corp. (Puerto Rico). The company has a presence in seven countries: Venezuela, Panamá, the USA, República Dominicana, Puerto Rico, Colombia and Spain.
He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Banesco Banco Universal and Banesco Holding, as well as a board member of Banesco Holding Latinoamérica, S.A., also holding several positions in companies of the Banesco Holding Latinoamérica. He also serves as advisor to the Advisory Council of VISA International for Latin America and the Caribbean and was a board member of Banco Etcheverría (Spain) from December 2012 until its take-over by NCG Banco, S.A. In June 2014, he was appointed deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of NCB Banco, S.A. (Currently ABANCA Corporación Bancaria, S.A.).
In July 2017, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of ABANCA Corporación Bancaria, S.A.
Other relevant positions: he is a member of the board of directors of Confederación Española de Cajas de Ahorro (CECA).