Montserrat Trapé Viladomat
Member of the Board of Directors. Independent director.
Born in Manresa, 1960.
Member of the Board of Directors of CriteriaCaixa since April 2020.
Degree in Law from the UNED. In 1985, she joined the Special Management Division (Spanish Ministry of Finance) after completing the corresponding countrywide examination. In 1986, she joined the Body of Spanish Finance Inspectors. She is an auditor and member of the Official Register of Auditors.
She held various positions in the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Finance, in her capacity as inspector of State Finance, primarily the following: unit chief in the Special Delegation of the AEAT of Catalonia (1987-1993), chief of the Unit of International Taxation of the AEAT of Catalonia (1994-1997), deputy regional chief of the AEAT of Catalonia (1997-2001) and deputy Head of International Taxation and Taxation of Non-residents in the National Inspection Office (2001-2007).
She was also the delegate of Spain in the OECD's Committee on Fiscal Affairs (1995-2007) and vice-president of the EU Joint Transfer Pricing Forum (2002-2007). Likewise, she has participated in several consulting projects in various Latin American countries.
In 2007, she joined KPMG, a firm where she held various positions until September 2020, such as Transfer Pricing partner, Tax and Legal partner of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, and partner responsible for International Taxation and M&A of KPMG Abogados España. She was also a member of the Board of Directors, and of the Audit and Risk Committee and of the Appointments and Remuneration Committee of KPMG Spain. From 2009 to 2014, she was the lead partner of the Transfer Pricing Area in Europe.
She is currently an independent director of Meliá Hotels International, S.A. and chairwoman of the Tax Compliance Committee of Cellnex Telecom, S.A.
She is on the list of independent experts to be a member of the Expert Advisory Group to the European convention on international commercial arbitration, having participated in several international arbitration cases. She is a member of the Legal Committee of Foment del Treball, of the Spanish Directors' Association (AED) and of the Women Corporate Directorate (WCD) foundation, of which she was co-chair of the Spanish Chapter. She is a visiting scholar at ESADE, a lecturer on the Specialisation Course for Directors at Sagardoy Business and Law School, and a regular speaker at international specialised events. She was a visiting scholar on the Master's in Taxation at the Universidad de Barcelona and a collaborating professor at the Universidad Internacional de Cataluña.
She has participated in multiple programs and seminars and she is the author of various publications on tax matters, including Convenios Fiscales. She has received various awards and distinctions and has been on the list of "Best Lawyers" in Spain list and has been recognised at the Chambers Europe Awards. She was also voted Best Lawyer in Spain by Economist & Iuris (2017) and received the Alumni Award from the International University of Catalonia (2019).