3rd Edition

Central Europe Meeting Point

Warsaw, April 22nd- 24th, 2008
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Juan Antonio Alcaraz
Senior Executive Vice President
la Caixa
Juan Antonio Alcaraz, 46 years old, is married and has 6 children. He graduated in Economic and Business Studies from Cunef (centre assigned to the Complutense University of Madrid) and obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Management from the IESE, Barcelona.

Until his appointment as Managing Director of Astroc, Juan Antonio Alcaraz was General Manager of Banco Sabadell's Wholesale Banking, one of the most relevant business areas of this institution. Since 2003, he was also responsible for the Branch Network, Corporate Banking, International Network and the Banking Investment Divisions.

During his extensive professional career, Juan Antonio Alcaraz has also been Assistant Director General of the Banco Central Hispano. After the merger of this bank with Banco Santander, he became Assistant Director General of the new entity Banco Central Hispano.

During this period, he was responsible for the Commercial Banking Network and the Corporate Banking areas in Catalonia (1998-2003) and in the Aragon zone (1995-1998). He also set up the Business Branches Network of Banco Central Hispano (1990-1995).

He has played a major role in large corporate restructurings and integration processes related to mergers and acquisitions, specifically the merger of Banco Central with Banco Hispano Americano, the merger of Banco Santander with Banco Central Hispano and the integrations of Banco Herrerro, Banco Atlántico and Banco Urquijo into Banco Sabadell.

Juan Antonio Alcaraz also took an active part in establishing the corporate banking and corporate financing units in Banco Sabadell. Such units were responsible for arranging syndicating and managing the financing of large corporate transactions.

Under his management, Banco Sabadell became the leading financial institution in Spain for this sort of transactions.

He is, in addition, expert in company valuation processes, international markets and stock market flotations.

Juan Antonio Alcaraz has also held a variety of managerial jobs in Nebursa (1989-1990), Arthur Andersen (1984-1989) and Sintel (1978-1984)

Currently he is Senior Executive Vice President of “la Caixa”
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