BBVA CEO Onur Genç continues his tour across the Group’s operating countries. After his visit to Spain and Mexico, last week he found himself in Turkey. During his visit to Garanti Bank, Genç was able to witness firsthand the digital transformation progress that has been made by one of the bank’s leading digitization franchises, led by Fuat Erbil.
Life and Culture
Life and Culture
The Corporate Network for Diversity and LGBTI inclusion (REDI) is the first corporate association in Spain created to promote an inclusive and respectful environment in organizations, where talent is valued regardless of gender expression or sexual orientation. BBVA is joining the REDI to demonstrate its commitment to diversity.
Gretchen Daily and Georgina Mace have been recognized with the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the category of Ecology and Conservation Biology for their visionary work combating the loss of species. They have developed tools that are invaluable for quantifying "nature’s value" thus facilitating science-based policies in support of the conservation of species. The jury panel commended not only their efforts in identifying the problem, but also their involvement in finding solutions.
The Dallas Creation Center (technically in the Farmers Branch, Tex. suburb) has earned its place as the digital heart and soul of BBVA. Turns out, its diverse workforce and startup attitude are also positioning the team as a leader in innovative engagement, too.
Elisa Acosta has been working at BBVA for more than 10 years and manages the Dolores (Soriano) branch in Uruguay. She loves going on nature walks, a passion that has taught her the importance of working as one team, both inside and outside the bank.
The BBVA Foundation has recognized the American researcher with the Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the category of Biology and Biomedicine, for his pioneer findings in demonstrating the importance of the gut microbiome. Their discoveries have allowed to demonstrate that gut microbes play a central role in conditions like obesity and diabetes.
There are unsung heroes who travel miles, undaunted by distance or the obstacles they face on the road to reach their entrepreneurs: entrepreneurs who, whether standing behind a shop counter, sitting behind a sewing machine, or surrounded by their crops, make decisions everyday that impact their lives and the lives of their relatives and neighbors. If these entrepreneurs – more than two million today – are the heart of the BBVA Microfinance Foundation, then the more than 4,000 loan officers who accompany them on the road toward prosperity are its soul. There are many types of heroes in the world. Some, like these, were not born heroes. The were made into heroes.
BBVA Compass saw a packed 2018 in terms of sponsorships, headlined by the first professional basketball game to be played in Birmingham, Ala. in 12 years and another trip with one of the best restaurants in the world, among other exciting opportunities for the bank's clients and communities.
The 50 Best Scholarship program, in collaboration with BBVA, was presented the 2018 Gourmet Excellence Award as part of the Madrid International Tourism Fair (FITUR). These awards seek to foster the highest quality in different sectors related to tourism and culture - in this case with gastronomy.
BBVA today announced the availability of the English version of its popular podcast created in collaboration with Grupo Santillana and El País, Aprendemos Juntos, or Learning Together.