José Manuel González-Páramo
Executive Board Director, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A.
Co-Chair, TABC (Europe)
González-Páramo was appointed Executive Board member of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. (BBVA) in 2013. Among other responsibilities in the group, he is the Chief Officer, Global Economics, Regulation & Public Affairs, and the Chairman of its International Advisory Board. He served as a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB) from 2004 to 2012. He was a member of the Governing Council of Bank of Spain (1994-2004) and of its Executive Committee (1998-2004).
From 1985 to 1994 González-Páramo was an economic adviser to various public and private institutions including the Banco de España (1989-1994), the European Commission, the IMF and the World Bank Group. In 1988 he was appointed Professor of Economics at UCM and from September 2012 he is a Professor at IESE Business School. A Fulbright scholar, he is a member of the European Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has received a number of distinctions. González-Páramo is Ph.D., M.Phil. and M.A. in Economics from Columbia University. He also holds a Ph.D. from Universidad Complutense.
Board Chairman Emeritus
Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat
Senior Counsel, Covington & Burling
Chairman Emeritus, TABC (U.S)
Ambassador Eizenstat heads the international practice at Covington & Burling where his practice focuses on resolving international trade problems and business disputes with the U.S. and foreign governments, and international business transactions and regulations on behalf of U.S. companies and others around the world. During a decade and a half of public service in three U.S. administrations, Ambassador Eizenstat has held a number of key senior positions, including chief White House domestic policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter (1977-1981); U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs, and Deputy Secretary of the Treasury in the Clinton Administration (1993-2001).