The Board of Directors of BBVA has made an important decision, the designation of Carlos Torres Vila, our current chief executive officer, as the next chairman of BBVA.
The decision ensures an orderly transition in accordance with the corporate governance principles of BBVA. Carlos is a great leader and he will continue with BBVA’s strategy and will ensure that the great project of BBVA continues to advance with the help of the more than 130,000 people working at the Group.
I am very glad because the Board has selected Carlos as the next chairman of BBVA.
We know him very well and I have no doubt that he will take BBVA to new heights of success and of leadership at a global level.