José María Arias Mosquera

Law degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela and PADE from the Institute of Higher Business Studies (IESE). President of Banco Pastor and Vice President of Banco Popular. Since January 2014 he has chaired the Social Counsel of the University of Santiago de Compostela. Since March 2015 he has been president of APD Northwest. Convinced of the fundamental role of education in the progress of society, he actively participates in various associations and organizations that support the accomplishments of individuals who are fully involved with and able to aid their communities. He is a member of the board of trustees of the Spanish Association of Foundations; an honorary trustee of the Santiago Rey Fernández-Latorre Foundation; a board member of the Princess of Asturias Board, the Foundation Juana de Vega, the Galician Culture Council and the Escuelas Populares Gratuitas. He is an honorary trustee of the Pontevedra Museum. He has been an elective and family trustee of the Barrié Foundation since 1982 and has served as the foundation’s executive president since 2009.