José Manuel González-Páramo

Member of the Board of Directors, Chief Officer, Global Economics, Regulation & Public Affairs, BBVA, Madrid, Chair of the Advisory Committee

José M. González-Páramo is Executive Board member of BBVA. As Executive Board Director, he is the Chief Officer, Global Economics, Regulation & Public Affairs, and the Chairman of its International Advisory Board. He is also Chairman of European DataWarehouse GmbH and the Europe chair of the TransAtlantic Business Council (TABC), the official business advisory group to the European Commission and U.S. administration. Prior to BBVA, he served as a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB) from 2004 to 2012. Before his appointment to the ECB, he was a member of the Governing Council of Bank of Spain (1994-2004) and of its Executive Committee (1998-2004). From 1985 to 1994, he was an economic adviser to various public and private institutions including the Banco de España (1989-1994), the European Commission, the IMF and the World Bank Group. He is a member of the European Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has received a number of distinctions, including the Charles the Fifth Medal of the German-Spanish Chamber of Commerce ("contribution to a more united Europe"), Premio Institut D'Estudis Financers a la Excelencia Financiera ("professional career"), Premio Círculo de Empresarios and Doctor Honoris Causa (Universidad de Málaga), among others. In May 2015 he was elected full member of the Real Academia de Ciencias Morales y Políticas by the plenary of this institution, created in 1857. Mr. González holds a Ph.D., M.Phil. and M.A. in economics from Columbia University. He also holds a Ph.D. from Universidad Complutense. He is a Fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar.

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