The development and specialization of the Group’s professionals will be BBVA’s commitment in 2013. It will therefore allocate a total of €42 million to training employees. The Training catalog is therefore being revamped, which provides a varied and multicultural offering with a global focus for its 115,000 employees. More than five million hours to promote the development of professionals, with a special focus on activities aimed at strengthening customer relationships and tackling the challenges facing the financial industry. This means that each employee will spend an average of 46 hours per year on training.
At a meeting held in Mexico City, BBVA’s board of directors has appointed José Manuel González-Páramo as a new executive director. Mr. González-Páramo, who has more than 30 years of experience in the academic and financial worlds, in public and private institutions, will be responsible for regulation and institutions. He will also chair the new International Advisory Board, whose composition is yet to be determined. He will report to the Group’s chairman, Francisco González.
BBVA has announced a new and reinforced agreement with the Spanish edition of MIT Technology Review whereby it becomes its global partner in the organization of the Innovators under 35 awards (formerly TR35) in the main Latin American countries.
The BBVA Foundation and the Spanish Royal Society of Physics (RSEF) have presented the ‘2012 Physics Awards’ during a ceremony chaired by the BBVA Foundation’s chairman, Francisco González, and the Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation, Carmen Vela.
On Tuesday May 22, in Madrid, Cristina de Parias, director of the Regional Center, picked up the award for the ’100 Best Ideas of the Year’ from Michelangelo Belloso, director of Actualidad Económica, which was awarded to the «Territorios Solidarios» program, in… Continue reading BBVA’s ‘Territorios Solidarios’ program, ’100 Best Ideas of the Year’ Award »
DNV Business Assurance, the world’s leading certification body, has honored BBVA for its success in integrating environmental management and energy efficiency within its business strategy.
BBVA Ventures, the BBVA Group’s corporate venture arm which operates in the U.S. through BBVA S.A.’s San Francisco representative office, announced on 9th may that it has invested in Radius, a leading provider of sales and marketing intelligence for targeting the small business market.
«Yo Soy Empleo» has reached 1,225 applications for assistance for job creation among SMEs, an average of two job applications for each company registered. Since its launch on February 11, 74% of the jobs created have been permanent, while 26% are other types of contracts. In terms of geographical distribution, with 21% Madrid is the community with the most SME employers, followed by Barcelona with 10% and Seville and Valladolid, both with 5%.
Forum, part of BBVA Group, has been honored by the Chilean government, winning the “Más por Chile” seal of approval. The program was recognized for its support for the country’s most vulnerable groups and their social integration.
As part of its responsible business goal, BBVA Chile has formed an alliance with Instituto Nacional de la Juventud (INJUV) promoting financial literacy among young people.