Mr. Carlos Fernández-Lerga Garralda

Colonial Director Coordinator since 2008.

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Law degree from the University of Navarra, master’s degree in European studies from the University of Louvain (Belgium) and PhD courses in Law at Universidad Complutense de Madrid and commercial law specialisation courses for post-graduates at the Bank of Spain’s Training Centre. He completed his studies in international law at the Academy for International Law at The Hague, in comparative law and international organisations in Strasbourg and at the Collège Universitaire d´études fédéralistes, Nice, Val d’Aoste.

From 1978 to 1983 he was an Advisory Member of the Minister and Secretary of State for Relations with the European Community, participating in negotiations for Spain’s accession to the European Union. From 1984 to 1986, he held the position of General Manager of the European Union Advisory Service at the Banco Hispano Americano Group. He has also been a director of Abantia Corporación. He has also been Coordinating Director and chairman of the Appointments and Remuneration Committee at Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica, S.A. (Lead Independent Director) and General Director of La Caixa. Member of the International Secretariat of World Federalist Youth (Amsterdam, the Netherlands); Secretary of the European League for Economic Cooperation (ELEC), Madrid; Secretary of the Foundation for Progress and Democracy, Deputy (Treasurer) of the Governing Board of the Madrid Bar Association, member of the Executive Committee of Real Instituto Elcano and Trustee of the Spain/US and Spain/China Council Foundations. He has also taught extensively in the School of Political Science at the Complutense University and the Institute of European Studies at the University of Alcalá de Henares, among other institutions, and has authored numerous publications on legal issues.

He is currently Chairman of Iberdrola Ingeniería y Construcción, S.A. and continues to practise law at his law firm, Carlos Fernández-Lerga Abogados, mainly focusing on legal advice in commercial and civil law. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors at Société Foncière Lyonnaise.

Category of Director:

As regards category of Director, the Board of Directors considers that Mr Carlos Fernández-Lerga Garralda should be classified as independent Director, in accordance with Article 529 duocecies of the Spanish Limited Liability Companies Law.