Eugenio Gay Montalvo

Member of the Board of Directors. Proprietary director.

Born in Barcelona, 1946.

Member of the Board of Directors of CriteriaCaixa since March 2017 and trustee of the Fundación Bancaria Caixa d’Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona, ”la Caixa” since June 2014.

Graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Law from the University of Barcelona (1970) and graduated in Comparative Law at the Faculty of Comparative Law of Strasbourg (1971-1973).

In 1971, he founded “Gay-Vendrell, Abogados”, with offices in Barcelona and Madrid. He is currently honorary chairman of the firm “Gay-Rosell & Solano Abogados”.

He has been dean of the Illustrious Barcelona Bar Association (1989-1993, 1993-1997), chair of the General Council of Spanish Lawyers (1993-1997, 1997-2001), a founding member and first chairman of the European Bars Federation (FBE) (1992-1993) and chairman of its Human Rights Commission (1993-2001).

He served as ex-officio counsellor (1993-2001), judge on the Constitutional Court (2001-2012) and vice-president of the Constitutional Court (2011-2012).

He is currently director of Revista Jurídica de Cataluña, full member of the Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation of Catalonia and holds the same academic post at the Royal Academy of Economic and Financial Sciences of Madrid.

He was also a founder of the Human Rights Institute of Catalonia and first director (1983-2001), president of the Professional Union (1993-2001), residing trustee of the Board of Trustees of the Ramón Llull University of Barcelona (1997-2001), arbitrator of the International Chamber of Commerce of Paris (ICC), chairman of the Catalan Arbitration Association presiding over the Barcelona Arbitration Court (TAB) (1989-1997), chairman of the IV Section of Jury of AACC, chairman of the Advertising Self-regulation Association (2012-2015), arbitrator of the Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce of Madrid and arbitrator of the Barcelona Arbitration Court (TAB).