PROF. GAIZKA ORMAZABAL
Holder of the Chair
The holder of the Grupo Santander Chair of Financial Institutions and Corporate Governance is Gaizka Ormazabal. Prof. Ormazabal received a PhD in Business from Stanford University and a PhD in Construction Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. His research focuses on the determinants and economic impact of corporate governance and executive compensation practices. His work delves into the current debates, issues and controversies in the corporate governance field, including risk-taking incentives, corporate risk oversight, financial regulation, asset securitization, stakeholder activism, and the role of corporate governance intermediaries.
The purpose of the Grupo Santander Chair of Financial Institutions and Corporate Governance is to foster a wider awareness and understanding of the most important aspects of financial institutions and corporate governance through research, conferences, articles and teaching materials.