"Graduated in Economics and Business Management from the University of Deusto; a Master’s Degree in European Studies, specialising in Economics, from the College of Europe in Bruge (Belgium); and a Master's Degree in Advanced Management from the University of Deusto, where he completed his PhD.
Since December 2012, he has served as BME's General Manager, coordinating the business units and areas, and directly reporting to the Chairman.
Since March 2003, he has served as BME's Finance Director and a member of its Coordination Committee.
He is also Chairman of the Group's Risk Committee and Security Committee.
In the Group, he is Director of Sociedad Rectora de la Bolsa de Valores de Bilbao, S.A.U. and of Bolsas y Mercados Españoles Market Data, S.A., and joint director of BME Innova S.A.U., Infobolsa, S.A.U. and Bolsas y Mercados Españoles, Servicios Corporativos, S.A.
Previously, he was Deputy General Manager of Sociedad Rectora de la Bolsa de Valores de Bilbao, S.A.U., (December 1998-March 2003), which he represented as a member of the Board of Directors of Servicio de Compensación y Liquidación de Valores (SCLV) until it merged with Iberclear. He has sat on the Contracts and Supervisory Committee of MEFF until it merged with BME, and on various international forums such as the Federation of Ibero-American Stock Exchanges (FIABV) and the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE). He also served as Finance Director at Norbolsa, S.V.B. between September 1989 and December 1988, and European financial sector consultant at Coopers & Lybrand (Brussels) between June 1988 and August 1989.
The Market Status informs through quick and easy-to-read notices on incidents affecting the Equity, Derivatives and Fixed Income markets as well as Indices and financial systems operated by BME.
If an issue occurs, the message "TRADING" will change to "MARKET ISSUE" to reflect that a market event has occurred. By clicking on the Issue of the published alert it will be possible to access the information and intraday updates associated with this incident, which will be published immediately.
Note: BME will use its discretion to assign the severity of an incident