Isidro Faine Casas-Director-Chairman of CaixaBank

Isidro Fainé Casas

Director. Chairman of Criteria Caixa

No dictionary Age79 years old

Date of birth:July.10.1942

Date of initial appointment: October.29.2014

Start date of current mandate: April.28.2016

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

Isidro Fainé Casas, born on July 10, 1942, has been 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 Business School, 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. He then returned to Barcelona, taking on various responsibilities in financial institutions: Director of Human Resources at “Banca Riva y Garcia” (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 Chairman from June 2007 to June 2014. Isidro Fainé Casas is Vice-Chairman of Telefónica, chairman of Gas Natural and Director of “The Bank of East Asia”. He currently chairs “Confederación Española de Cajas de Ahorros” (Spanish Confederation of Savings Banks) and is Vice-Chairman of the “European Savings Banks Group” (ESBG) and Vice-Chairman of the “World Savings Banks Institute”.


He is also Chairman of the “Confederación Española de Directivos y Ejecutivos” (Spanish Confederation of Directors and Executives) and of the Spanish section of the “Club de Roma y del Circulo 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).

 Other major offices and positions held during the last five years


Chairman of the Board of Trustees of “La Caixa” banking foundation
Chairman of Criteria Caixa*
Vice-Chairman of Telefónica*
Chairman of Gas Natural
Director of The Bank of East Asia*


Expired during the last five years
Chairman of CaixaBank*
Director of Grupo Financiero Inbursa and Banco BIP*
First Vice Chairman of Repsol*
Second Vice-Chairman of Sociedad General de Aguas de Barcelona
Director of Abertis*


* Companies belonging to “La Caixa” group or in which “La Caixa” holds a stake