Madrid Stock Exchange appoints David Jiménez-Blanco as Chairman

Maria Nikolova

The agreements for the appointments of David Jiménez-Blanco as Chairman of the Madrid Stock Exchange and of the other members of the Governing Company of the Madrid Stock Exchange’s board of directors were ratified today.

David Jiménez-Blanco has been appointed Chairman of the Madrid Stock Exchange. The agreements for his appointment and for the appointments of the other members of the Governing Company of the Madrid Stock Exchange’s board of directors announced on July 30th were ratified today.

Mr Jiménez-Blanco has Degree in Economics and Business from the Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF).

Between 1995 and 2006 he worked at Goldman Sachs International, in different positions at the London and Madrid offices. Between 2004 and 2006 he served as Managing Director.

Between 2006 and 2009, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Merrill Lynch Capital Markets España, S.A., S.V., serving as Head of Global Markets and Investment Banking for Spain and Portugal. Furthermore, he was a member of the Investment Banking Operating Committee for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Merrill Lynch.

From 2014 to 2018, he served as an independent external Director at Axiare Patrimonio Socimi, S.A., where he was Chairman of the Audit Committee until 2017 and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee since 2017. Also, since 2018 he has been Patron of Pablo Horstmann´s Foundation and independent external Director at Árima Real Estate Socimi, S.A.

As no executive powers are attached to the position of Chairman, Jorge Yzaguirre has been appointed CEO. The appointments are subject to the mandatory authorisation from the Spanish stock market supervisor, CNMV.

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