Stories

Jordi Gual, former CaixaBank chairman, rejoins IESE faculty 

Brings decades of experience in banking, policy and economics

Jordi Gual first joined the IESE faculty in 1987. Photo: Roger Rovira

March 23, 2021

Jordi Gual is rejoining IESE as a professor of economics, after stepping down as Chairman of  Spanish financial services group CaixaBank at the end of January.

Gual first joined IESE’s faculty in 1987, where he developed his academic activity until 2005, the year in which he joined the ‘la Caixa’ group. Before taking on the post of Chairman in 2016, he was CaixaBanks’s Chief Economist and Executive Director of Strategic Planningand Director-General of Planning and Strategic Development of CriteriaCaixa. 

Among other positions, Gual is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Telefónica, vice president of the Círculo de Economía and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Elcano Royal Institute and the Barcelona Mobile World Capital Foundation. 

He has been an Economic Advisor at the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission in Brussels, and a member of the Advisory Council of Economic Reactivation and Growth (CAREC) of the government of Catalonia.

Gual holds a PhD in economics from the University of California (Berkeley) and is a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London. He has published extensively on banking, European integration, regulation and competition policy.