After 22 years at the helm of the bank that has become BBVA, he leaves behind “a bank in solid financial shape, an extraordinary project, and an absolutely exceptional team.”
Francisco González’s legacy
“The technological revolution undoubtedly advances at different paces in different sectors. But the financial industry has been the most impacted by this transformation, and it is also the industry that has the most to gain.”
The internationalization of BBVA: from a local bank to a multinational operating in more than 30 countries
Today, with operations in more than 30 countries, the bank’s geographic diversification represents one of the great accomplishments of Francisco González’s twenty-year tenure as executive chairman.
For more than 20 years the Group has stood out because of the Chairman’s unique approach, an unwavering commitment to values and responsible banking, and the giant leap he initiated to transform the Group into a leading twenty-first century bank. Ultimately, his tenure as chairman has been marked by values, people, and innovation.