Mª Asunción Ortega Enciso

Member of the Board of Directors. Proprietary director.

Born in Ledesma of Soria in 1951.

Member of the Board of Directors of CriteriaCaxia since February 2019 and trustee of Fundación Bancaria Caixa d’Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona, ”la Caixa” since December 2016.

She has an Economics Degree from the University of Barcelona.

In the 1980s she taught at the Escuela de Mandos Intermedios (Middle Management Training School) and the ”la Caixa” Training School.

She was executive chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Caixabank Asset Management SGIIC, S.A. from 2006 until December 2016. During this period, she was also a member of the Governing Council of Inverco (the Spanish Association of Collective Investment Schemes and Pension Funds) and the Board of Trustees of the Inverco Foundation.

She began her professional career in 1968 at Banco de Bilbao and from 1975 she worked part-time in the enterprise management control area together with other economists, at their own office.

In 1979 she began to work at Caja de Pensiones para la Vejez y de Ahorros, ”la Caixa”, in the business and investment planning area, and since then she has held different management posts, having been Head of External Resources, Capital Market manager and manager of the Personal Banking department from its creation in 2001 until 2006.

In 2001 she joined the Spanish Institution of Financial Analysts, acting as vice-chairwoman and as member of the Governing Council until 2022.

She is currently vice-chairwoman of the Financial Studies Foundation.