Graduated in Economics and Business Administration from the Complutense University in Madrid.
Francisco González has been Executive Chairman of BBVA since 2000.
Francisco González is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of International Finance (IIF),
where he is also a Member of its Executive Committee.
He is a Member of the European Financial Services Round Table (EFR), the Institut International D’Études Bancaires (IIEB), the International Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and the International Business Council (IBC) of the World Economic Forum (WEF), among other international fora. He is also Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees and a member of the Global Advisory Council of The Conference Board (TCB). He represents BBVA in the International Monetary Conference (IMC). He is also Chairman of the BBVA Foundation.
Prior to the merger between Banco Bilbao Vizcaya and Argentaria, Francisco González was Chairman of Argentaria from 1996 to 1999, where he led the integration, transformation and privatisation of a diverse group of State-owned banks.
He began his professional career in 1964 as a programmer in an IT company. His ambition to transform 21st-century banking with the support of new technologies dates back to this time.