Juan José López Burniol
Member of the Board of Directors. Proprietary director.
Born in Alcanar, 1945.
Member of the Board of Directors of CriteriaCaixa since June 2014, member of the Appointments and Remunerations Committee since its creation in 2014 and member of the Executive Committee since its creation in March 2019. He is a trustee of the Fundación Bancaria Caixa d'Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona, ”la Caixa” since June 2014.
Graduate in Law (University of Navarra). His activities are focused in four areas: professional, as notary (currently retired); institutional, as member of several institutions; academic, as Law professor, and journalist, as frequent collaborator of several publications.
He worked as a notary from 1971 to 2015. He was Dean of the Association of Notaries of Catalonia (1987-1990) and vice-chairman of the General Council of Notaries (1987-1990).
He has also served as a judge on the High Court of the Mitra de Andorra (1987-1993), and judge and first president of the Constitutional Court of the Principality of Andorra (1993-2001). A member of the Legal Advisory Commission of the Government of Catalonia (1998-2005) and chairman of the Social Council of the University of Barcelona (2004-2007).
Moreover, he has also lectured as a professor of Civil Law at the National University of Distance Education (1977-1982), at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (1982-1990) and at the Pompeu Fabra University (1990-2000).
He was appointed general counsel for the Assembly of Caixa d’Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona, ”la Caixa” on behalf of ESADE, from April 2005 until June 2014, and was a member of the Board of Directors of Caixa d’Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona, ”la Caixa” and trustee of the ”la Caixa” Foundation during the same period. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of CaixaBank, S.A. from 2011 to 2016 and of the Board of Directors of Abertis Infraestructuras, S.A. from 2015 to 2018.
He is currently the third vice-chairman of Inmo Criteria Caixa, S.A.U. and member of the Board of Directors of Saba Infraestructuras, S.A. and Icària, Iniciatives Socials, S.A.L.
He has also been a regular contributor, at various stages, for the newspapers “La Vanguardia”, “El Periódico”, “El País” and “El Punt-Avui”, “TV3”, “8tv” and “Catalunya Ràdio”. He was chairman of “Tribuna Barcelona” from 1995 to 2005.