Close panel

Close panel

Close panel

Close panel

Francisco González: “Corporate leadership is essential to the future of Spain”

Ciudad BBVA, the BBVA Group’s new headquarters in Madrid, today hosted the General Assembly of the Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations (CEOE in Spanish). In his presentation at the conference closure, BBVA’s Executive Chairman praised the work of Spanish businessmen and businesswomen, “Their role is very relevant and their leadership is essential to the future of Spain, even though society does not often recognize this sufficiently.”

Francisco González made reference to the Fourth Industrial Revolution that is currently underway. BBVA’s Executive Chairman described how new technologies are transforming customer behavior and the companies’ ability to provide the services they demand. “For BBVA, the threat from disruption is a major opportunity,” he said. “Dear businessmen and businesswomen, you too can turn threats and challenges into opportunities, as you have demonstrated in the most recent crisis,” he added.

BBVA Chairman Francisco González, greets King Felipe VI, accompanied by Fátima Báñez, Minister of Employment and Social Security, and CEOE Chairman Juan Rosell.

BBVA Chairman Francisco González, greets King Felipe VI, accompanied by Fátima Báñez, Minister of Employment and Social Security, and CEOE Chairman Juan Rosell. - DAVID MUDARRA

Spain’s King Felipe VI and CEOE president Juan Rosell attended the closure of the CEOE General Assembly. Other participants included the Spanish Minister of Employment and Social Security, Fátima Báñez, and the Secretary of State for Trade, Jaime García-Legaz, among others.

BBVA’s Executive Chairman considers the CEOE “one of the most important organizations in civil society. Its contribution to establish a modern framework for labor relations has been fundamental in our recent history.” Francisco González praised the work of the employers for “uniting and giving a backbone to multiple interests, demonstrating that dialogue and agreements are possible and convenient” and for having “promoted a culture that is aware of the irreplaceable role of companies as the main agents of economic growth and collective well-being.”

Photo of BBVA Chairman Francisco González greeting King Felipe VI

Download JPG

Photo of King Felipe VI at the General Assembly of the Spanish CEOE

Download JPG

Photo of Juan Rosell at the General Assembly of the Spanish CEOE

Download JPG

Photo of Francisco González at the General Assembly of the Spanish CEOE

Download JPG

Other interesting stories