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General Secretariat

General Secretaries

The current General Secretary is Francisco Javier Priego and the Deputy General Secretary is Jaime Herrero


  • Authorisation and Register Director: Marcos Posada
  • Governance and Institutional AffairsDirector: Cristina Hijosa
  • Legal Director: Lucía Arranz Deputy Director: (Vacancy)


The General Secretariat is responsible for:

  • The secretariat to the governing bodies of the Banco de España, and assistance to the Council Members.
  • Legal advice to the governing bodies and, in general, to the Bank.
  • Conduct of sanctioning proceedings in respect of the parties envisaged under current regulations.
  • Reporting, and proposing resolution where appropriate, on the requests by credit institutions and other financial agents that the Banco de España must address or authorise, in the areas entrusted to the General Secretariat.
  • The Official Registers of the Banco de España.
  • Management of the Virtual Office and of compliance with obligations in respect of transparency and access to public information, accessibility, protection of personal data and codes of conduct.
  • The General Archive, the Historical Archive and the Numismatic Service, and coordination of the Bank’s documentation management.