Ortega, Antonio

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Antonio Ortega

He is Bachelor of Laws by the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), PhD in Business Studies by the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija and Advanced Management Program (PADE) by the IESE Business School.

In 2012 he joined Bankia where he is currently an Executive Member of the Board and General Manager of People, Resources and Technology.

He is also a Member of the Board of BFA Tenedora de Acciones and Cecabank.

The greater part of his professional life has been spent in the financial and teaching fields.

Until 2003 he held various high-ranking posts at BBVA: Deputy General Manager of International Banking, General Manager of Banking in Europe, and General Manager of Human Resources. He was member of the BBVA Group Executive Committee.

From 2003 to 2007 he was Member of the Board and Vice Chairman of Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (Italy), Member of the Board of Bancomer (Mexico) and Banco Continental (Peru).

In the academic field, he has been a regular visiting lecturer in Human Resources Management seminars held by IESE at their Madrid, Barcelona and Lisbon campuses.

From 2006 to 2012 he was a member of the academic board of Garrigues Law and Business School, Director of their Human Resources Management master and lecturer on Human Resources Culture and Strategic Management.

From 2011 to 2012 he was Director of the School of Banking at the Virtual University of the Monterrey Technological Institute (Mexico).

He is a frequent speaker on leadership and company management and has published three books dealing with leadership and history: “Alexander the Great and company management”, (Eunsa, 2003),  “Ancient Rome: values for business success” (FT Prentice Hall 2006) and “The House of Austria.  A model for company management” (FT Prentice Hall, 2009).

His main area of scientific research is focus on the field of company management and has published various papers in specialized journals, such as “Quality Agreements.  A proposal for the strategic adjustment of Human Resources” (2008 IRCO/IESE), “Differences between declared and perceived corporate culture and their impact on manager commitment” (2012, CEF Employment and Social Security, co-authored with Dr. Miguel Ángel Sastre), and “Impact of perceived corporate culture on organizational commitment” (2012 Management Decision, co-authored with Dr. Miguel Ángel Sastre).