Mr Francisco Javier García Sanz, of Spanish nationality, is an Independent Director and member of the Executive Committee and the Appointments, Remuneration and Corporate Governance Committee since 2020.
He holds a Degree in Business Administration and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Stuttgart (2008), and has been awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit.
He is currently the non-executive Chairman of Tubacex, S.A. and Fersa Group, and sits on the Board of Directors of Hochtief AG and Indra Sistemas, S.A. He has been part of the Board of Directors of Criteria Caixa.
García Sanz was Executive Director of Global Purchasing at General Motors Corporation in Detroit (USA). Subsequently, he joined the Volkswagen Group, where he became the Vice President, and the Executive Vice President of SEAT, S.A., becoming a Director in 1997 and Chairman of the Board in 2007. Mr García Sanz has also held the position of President of the Spanish Association of Car and Lorry Manufacturers (ANFAC). In 2009 he was appointed Chairman of the Wolfsburg Football Team, a position he held until 2018.