Johns Hopkins SAIS to host a conversation with José M. González-Páramo, Executive Board Member of BBVA, one of Europe’s largest banks, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A conversation with José M. González-Páramo, Executive Board Member of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. (BBVA), will be hosted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
González-Páramo, who serves on the board of one of Europe’s largest banking and financial institutions, will give a speech titled “The 4th Industrial Revolution: Opportunities and Challenges.” He will discuss the emerging technological revolution and how it will impact the way people live, work, and relate to one another. González-Páramo will also explore how all industrial sectors will be forced to profoundly revise their manner of working and doing business, generating a new culture that is open and positive in the face of change and continuous innovation.
José M. González-Páramo
Executive Board Member of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. (BBVA)
Dr. John Lipsky
Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute and Peter G. Peterson Distinguished Scholar at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Time and Date
12:00-1:30 p.m.
 Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Johns Hopkins SAIS

Kenney Herter Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can RSVP through the online registration form. Camera setup will only be permitted from 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Media Contacts
Stacy A. Anderson
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
+1 (202) 663-5620 office
+1 (202) 853-7983 mobile
Miriam Gidrón
Media Relations Specialist
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
+34 91 374 40 10  
About the Speaker
Dr. José Manuel González-Páramo was appointed Executive Board Director of BBVA in 2013. BBVA is Europe’s sixth largest bank by market capitalization. As Executive Board Director, he is the Chief Officer, Global Economics, Regulation & Public Affairs, and the Chairman of its International Advisory Board. He also is the Chairman of European DataWarehouse GmbH, the first European central data facility to provide world-class transparency standards for asset-backed securities (ABS) transactions.
González-Páramo served as a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB) from 2004 to 2012, and as a member of the ECB’s Governing Council. At the ECB, González-Páramo was responsible for market operations and monetary policy implementation. He was in charge of designing and implementing the Bank’s innovative post-crisis unconventional monetary policy measures. He also served as a member of the pivotal Committee on the Global Financial System (CGFS) of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).
González-Páramo’s professional record is a blend of central bank decision-making and private sector responsibilities, academic experience, and advisory positions. He has written and spoken extensively on financial matters, monetary policy, and the global economy. From 1985 to 1994, he was an economic adviser to various public and private institutions, including the Bank of Spain (1989-1994), the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank Group.
He has participated in working groups on economic and financial matters at the BIS and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He also served as a member of the Governing Council of Bank of Spain (1994-2004), including on the council’s Executive Committee (1998-2004). Since December 2016, González-Páramo has been the European Chair of the TransAtlantic Business Council (TABC), the official business advisory group on international trade, investment, and regulatory issues to the European Commission and the U.S. Government. Previously, he was the European chair of the TransAtlantic Business Dialogue (TABD).
González-Páramo is a Fulbright scholar and holds a PhD in Economics from Columbia University. He serves as Vice-chairman of the Fundación Consejo España – EE.UU, and member of the European Academy of Arts and Sciences.
About Johns Hopkins SAIS
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