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Francisco Javier Priego

Francisco Javier Priego Pérez
General Secretary


Place and date of birth

Madrid, 5 June 1958.

Academic qualifications, distinctions and awards

  • 1980 Graduate in Law. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
  • 1984 Specialist in Mercantile Law. Banco de España Training Centre.

Career details

  • 2011 to date General Secretary of the Banco de España.

    Member and Secretary of the Managing Committee of the Deposit Guarantee Fund for Banking Establishments.

    Member of the Governing Committee of the FROB.

    Member of the National Commission for the Prevention of Money Laundering Activities and its Standing Committee.

    Secretary to the Board of Trustees of CEMFI (Centre for Monetary and Financial Studies).

  • 2009-2011 Alternate member of the Governing Committee of the FROB.
  • 2000-2011 Director of the Legal Department of the Banco de España.

    Alternate to the Managing Committees of the Deposit Guarantee Funds for banks, savings banks and credit cooperatives.

  • 2003-2007 Member of the Board of Directors of Iberclear, S.A.
  • 2002 Chairman of the National Experts Group of the Council addressing the draft Directive on financial collateral arrangements.
  • 1998-2011 Member of the Legal Committee (LEGCO) of the European System of Central Banks.
  • 1992-2000 Deputy-Head of the Legal Department of the Banco de España, responsible for the Advice on Credit Institutions area.
  • 1985-1992 Legal Counsel, Banco de España.
  • 1982-1985 Credit Department Specialist. Commerzbank AG, Branch in Spain.